Business & Economics Teacher, Westminster

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DLD College LondonWestminster

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 - £32,000(depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Principal invites enthusiastic and well-qualified Business graduates to apply for the position of Business and Economics Teacher to start immediately! DLD College London is an independent co-educational College situated in the heart of London overlooking Westminster and the river Thames. There are around 500 students from 52 different countries and over 250 boarders.

DLD College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. DLD College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

The Economic and Business Department

Economics and Business Studies are very popular subjects within the college. Both subjects are studied at A Level and Business Studies is a popular subject at BTEC Level 3.

This is an opportunity to make a contribution to respond to the needs of our dynamic college population and recent changes in the subject specifications.

Description of the post

The primary responsibility is for the effective delivery of the curriculum to students and to ensure that students realise their full potential in the subject area. The teacher must be able to deliver Economics at A Level and it would be desirable that they can deliver Business Studies at BTEC Level 3 and A Level.

Teachers should be aware of the College’s academic targets and be able to contribute to achieving them.  Close liaison with the Vice Principal of Academic and Learning, Heads of Department and Faculty. New staff will go through an induction programme and read the Staff Handbook. Staff should make themselves familiar with College Policies and Alpha Plus Group policies.


Preparation of lessons and schemes of work for classes and students in consultation with the Heads of Department

Delivery of curriculum to students within timescale including the provision of notes, learning materials etc. in accordance with demands of the examination boards, departmental schemes of work and department policy

Delivery of lessons to accommodate students with moderate learning and language difficulties using the College’s support systems

Assessment of student work and monitoring of effort for lesson work and independent study and input of the data into SIMS as part of the reporting cycle

Preparation and marking of tests, homework and mock examinations.

Preparation of reports to parents.

Organisation and assessment of coursework and practical work where applicable in liaison with the Head of Department.

Completing registers at the start of every lesson on SIMS

Reporting student performance to Tutors and Heads of Department

Reporting student performance at Parents’ Evening and attending meetings with parents where necessary

Maintaining a record of marks and grades obtained by individual students.

Communicating concerns about students to the appropriate person

Carrying out invigilation duties where required in place of normal teaching hours.

Weekly cover, study and break duties as timetabled

Full time teachers will be tutors and will contribute the PSHE programme and writing UCAS support statements

Attendance at department meetings, staff meetings and other college CPD

Attendance at relevant training courses as advised or requested by Head of Department

Discussing with Head of Department the examination entries.

Selection of learning/teaching resources to be used in lessons as approved by the Head of Department/Head of Faculty

Meeting all college deadlines

Participation in the college CPD cycle and review of targets set on an annual basis

Contribution to the general marketing of the College through participation in College events

To report on and be trained in Safeguarding

Report Health & Safety concerns, ICT or building faults to the appropriate officer in writing or by email. Use of ICT in line with the college policy

Contribution to the overall wellbeing and good behaviour of students in and around college

If a problem arises with regard to any aspect of a teacher’s working day, then a teacher should seek advice, in the first instance, from their Head of Department or the Head of Faculty.

Salaried staff may be asked from time to time by the Principal to carry out additional duties that allow for the smooth running of the college.

Note: This job description is indicative of the duties and responsibilities of the post but does not form part of any contract of employment. All jobs within the College evolve over time and their features vary from year to year.

Person specification

Personal skills and qualities

High levels of personal and professional integrity

Commitment to academic excellence

High degrees of self-confidence, personal energy and dynamism

Personal warmth, good rapport with students, colleagues and parents

Excellent organisational skills

Appropriate levels of personal presentation

Confident use of ICT

Confident oral and written English skills

Knowledge and experience


Good academic achievement including A-level Humanities/Maths (or equivalent) and a relevant honours degree in Economics/Business.

Teaching and Learning

Experience of teaching A Level Economics is essential, experience of teaching BTEC Level 3 / A Level Business is essential

Evidence of creative and innovative approach to teaching and learning

Commitment to improving, monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning

Commitment to assessment for learning

Commitment to reasonable adjustments for those students requiring additional support

Ability to adapt teaching style to accommodate the needs of students whose second language is English.

Philosophy and Ethos

High expectations for student attainment, personal development and conduct

Commitment to delivering the curriculum for students of a range of abilities and with a range of English levels

Commitment to best practice in pastoral support and student welfare

Commitment to delivering the enrichment curriculum when required

Reporting to:

Head of Faculty.


These will be taken up after interview. As part of this your referees will be asked about your suitability to work with children and whether they know of any disciplinary offences relating to children or young persons (whether the disciplinary sanction is current or time expired) and whether you have been the subject of any child protection allegations or concerns and if so the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedure.


If you are invited to attend an interview this will be conducted in person and will include questioning on your suitability to work with children. All candidates must bring original documents confirming any educational and professional qualifications that are necessary or relevant for the post (e.g. the original or certified copy of certificates, diplomas, etc.). All candidates invited to interview must also bring their passport or photo ID and proof of the right to work in the UK (if applicable).  

Terms and conditions

Hours of work

Full-Time 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


All College holidays

Overseas Check - If you have worked outside the UK within the past 10 years we will need to obtain an overseas check

More about DLD College London
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 199 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7FX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 935 8411
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Davies Laing and Dick, commonly known as DLD, was founded in 1931 to provide tutoring for Oxbridge and Colonial Service entrance exams. After the Second World War the college specialised in A and O Level teaching. Over a twenty-year period there has ...