Located on an attractive campus close to Huddersfield town centre, with an easy commute from much of the North West and Yorkshire, Greenhead College has been providing the highest quality academic Sixth Form College (16-18) education in the area for 40 years.
At Greenhead College, 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. A successful and thriving Sixth Form College, and heavily over-subscribed [there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them], the College delivers A levels - in over 30 subject areas - to over 2,300 students who come from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.
Greenhead College is recognised locally and nationally as a leading provider of education and has a long history of exceptional results. Our examination results are outstanding: the pass rate at A Level is extremely high, as is the proportion of students gaining top grades. In national education tables Greenhead College is ranked third in two key categories: firstly, in terms of high student grades in key academic subjects valued by leading universities and secondly, for ‘value added’, the measure which judges how much progress students have made on their course since their GCSEs.
The Biology Department at Greenhead College teaches AQA A Level Biology and was rated ‘Outstanding’ at the most recent Ofsted inspection. The department is among the largest A Level Biology departments in the country, with over 900 students across the two year groups and benefits from several well-equipped, recently refurbished, laboratories.
The College wishes to appoint a Head of Biology to manage our large and highly successful department. The successful applicant will manage a team of 16 teachers and two technicians, in addition to teaching up to four groups towards A Level examinations in Biology. We are first and foremost looking for a Head of Department who is highly committed to quality teaching, a well organised administrator and a strong leader and motivator. The full list of criteria required for this role can be found within the person specification attached. 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:
- The TES application form behind the apply below;
- A supporting letter of application, with CV, if you consider it useful;
- Details of examination results, where applicable, for classes taught in the last four years.
All applications should be submitted to Jessica Norcliffe, Human Resources Manager, Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES, or if you prefer, electronically as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is noon on 19 March 2018 and interviews will be held on 29 March 2018.
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 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.