Teacher of Chemistry - additional responsibilities available for a suitable candidate, Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Closing date:

The UCL Academy, CamdenSwiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018 or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale M1 (£28,660) – M9 (£47,298) + £1,500.00 additional allowance per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Teacher of Chemistry to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist Academy.  This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic and inspirational teacher who is passionate about Science. Both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers are encouraged to apply. Please note that additional responsibilities or leadership opportunities are available for the right candidate.

Science teachers at UCL Academy plan and teach a curriculum which is both inspiring and engaging and includes elements of cutting edge research. We have 6 dedicated science labs, 2 open learning spaces and a lecture theatre. Our links with University College London gives us access to unrivalled University laboratories with specialist equipment.  We aim to enrich our students with practical and real-life context self-directed activities. The iGEM competition, Global Experiment, CREST awards, Greenpower Electric Car' competition and Salter's chemistry festivals are encouraged, to extend the students beyond the curriculum and give them a chance to experience ‘genuine’ science.  We have very strong links to the Welcome Trust, The Crick Institute and the Queen Square Brain Bank. The extracurricular opportunities we provide are second to none. We would like you to join our team on our journey to ‘outstanding’.

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2017 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and the GCSE outcomes were above the national average when the first cohort of pupils took their examinations in 2017.

Our sponsor, University College London, is among the top universities in the world and we benefit terrifically from this supportive partnership. Staff and students alike develop their teaching and learning in exciting ways informed by the latest research.  Staff from both institutions work collaboratively, with those from the university being used aspirationally with the academy’s students.

We Offer

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning 
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Laptops & iPads for all teaching staff
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

Introduction to the UCL Academy Evening

We are hosting an informal evening on 15th March 2018 from 4.30pm to 6pm where you will have a chance to meet the Co-Principals, members of the Senior Leadership Team and teachers in various departments. You can hear in detail about the exciting opportunities our Academy has to offer and be shown around the school by members of our student leadership team. We encourage you to attend if you are considering applying for teaching position at the UCL Academy. Please register your interest through the link below.


How to Apply

Please visit https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/the-ucl-academy/index.htm  or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments. 

Closing Date:  Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 11am

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 


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More about The UCL Academy, Camden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...