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Teacher of Computer Science

Greenhead CollegeKirklees

Contract type: Permanent, full-time. We have a vacancy for a Teacher of Computer Science to teach a minimum of three A-Level Computer Science blocks plus tutor or EPQ groups. 


Part-time applications will also be considered.


Start date: September 2021


Salary: The salary for this post will be within the Main Scale range of the pay spine for Teaching Staff, which is currently £25,260.00 - £41,226.00 per annum (full-time).


Located on an attractive campus close to Huddersfield town centre, adjacent to the picturesque Greenhead Park and an easy commute from much of the North West and Yorkshire, Greenhead College has been providing the highest quality academic Sixth Form College education in the area for 40 years.


Greenhead College is an outstandingly successful Sixth Form College with 2,600 16-19 year old students following advanced level courses. The College has a long history of exceptional examination results and sits near the top of the national sixth-form college performance tables, meaning it is one of the very best in the country.


We are very proud of our students’ achievements and we have a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration which runs through all aspects of College life. The philosophy of the College is based on the understanding that each student is to be valued as an individual. The College is heavily over-subscribed; there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them.


The College is a great place to work, with a warm, inclusive atmosphere between all staff and students. The staff are recognised for their hard work and the College offer a wide range of employee benefits such as free onsite staff carpark, generous holiday entitlement, a significantly enhanced occupational pension scheme, free use of the College gym, cycle to work scheme, plus many more.


The College wishes to appoint a Teacher of Computer Science to join our highly successful Computer Science Team. The successful applicant will teach a mixture of A1 and A2 A-level Computer Science groups, together with participation in enrichment activities. 


The department for Computer Science has flourished in recent times and numbers have grown significantly in line with national trends.  The department has had a range of success with Oxbridge progression, BEBRAS, Informatics Bio, and OUCC competitions.


Our students consistently achieve results that are well above the national average. We have a strong tradition of working as a team to produce innovative teaching resources and we are committed to catering for the full ability range of the students. The majority of our Computer Science students (91%) go on to University after A Levels and around 70% follow computer-related courses. 


At the College, our department follow the OCR A level specification.   From 2022, the College is considering introducing a new course - the Cambridge Technical IT Level 3 Diploma. There is an opportunity here for the right candidate to increase their Computer Science teaching hours and make their mark by introducing a new course to the College in the future.   


Applications are welcome from teachers with all kinds of background, such as newly-qualified teachers looking to gain significant A Level teaching experience quickly, more experienced teachers looking for new opportunities, or substantially experienced teachers looking for new horizons. 


The full job description and person specification can be found on the Greenhead College website http://www.greenhead.ac.uk/vacancies2/39.html Please indicate how you meet this criteria when completing your application.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please complete and submit the following documents:


• Greenhead College or TES application form;

• A supporting letter of application indicating how you meet the criteria within the job description and person specification;

• Examination results;

• Equality and Diversity form;

• Criminal Convictions form.


All applications should be submitted to Jen Rothery, Human Resources Officer, via email address jobs@greenhead.ac.uk


The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 14 April 2021 and interviews will be held shortly after.


If you apply and are unsuccessful in being called to interview, can we thank you in advance for your time and trouble in making this application.  Due to time constraints it would be impossible to respond to everyone individually - we hope that you will understand.


Greenhead College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and staff. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to safer recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Greenhead College is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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