Trainee Teacher of Art & Design, Woking, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Woking CollegeWoking, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 24 August 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £16,500-£20,000 per annum, depending on the exact number of teaching hours. The College will also pay for the full PGCE course fees, over the two years of the course.
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Role 

The College requires an enthusiastic Trainee Teacher of Art & Design to join this friendly and vibrant department.  The role will be fixed-term for two years, teaching approximately 10 hours per week, with full-time hours made up  as a departmental technician which will support your personal and professional development.  Part-time hours may be considered.  This role will be in conjunction with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University.

A full mentoring programme is organised to introduce all new staff to sixth form college systems and procedures and to support and encourage professional development.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate. We expect high performance from all our staff, and are looking for an impressive individual to inspire College students.  Candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.  

The Department 

The Art & Design Department is a vibrant and highly successful area of the College.  The department offers Level 2 and Level 3 CTEC in Art and Design, A Levels in Photography, Fine Art, Textiles, 3D Design and Graphic Design. Our students progress to some of the best Degree and Foundation courses in the country.  The department, based in a new, purpose-built, art block, includes a brand new Mac suite for Graphics, laser and 3D printing facilities as well as a fully equipped workshop. The department hosts a range of extra-curricular activities which have included trips to Rome and Barcelona as well as life-drawing and fashion workshops, in addition to our artist in residence and rolling programme of visiting artists.  Staff work closely with students to stretch, guide and inspire them to be independent and creative learners who are producing high quality work that is both individual and innovative.

The department also has a unique working relationship with the prestigious Lightbox Gallery in Woking with whom we co-host workshops and seminars. Our annual exhibition there attracts close to 2000 visitors every year and provides the College with an un-rivalled platform from which to promote our students’ work. In addition, the department has a close relationship with UCA who have delivered a range of bespoke enrichment workshops specifically for the college

Application Information:

Salary:  £16,500-£20,000 per annum, depending on the exact number of teaching hours.  The College will also pay for the full PGCE course fees, over the two years of the course.

Hours:  Full-time, Fixed-term for 2 hours.  Part-time hours may be considered.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 13 April 2020

Interviews: to be held shortly after the closing date.  The standard interview process is likely to be adjusted and may include a video conference.

Start date:  24 August 2020 

To Apply:  Please download the Trainee Teacher of Art & Design Application Pack and click the Apply Now button to access the Application Form (CVs will not be accepted on their own).  

Digital Portfolio:  please also provide a digital portfolio of your work. This should be emailed to kcr@woking.ac.uk in a compressed file, dropbox, or with a link to online work.  

For further information or to return a completed Application Form, please contact:      

Kirsty Crook, Personnel Officer:  email: kcr@woking.ac.uk  

Important information:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointed staff will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The College is committed to equal opportunities.

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2019 and the College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. These documents can be found on the College's Staff Vacancies page, and Policies page.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider Woking College's Privacy Notice for Job Applicants, which can be found on the Staff Vacancies page of the College’s website. 



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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1483 761036
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