Head of Chemistry, Wigan

Closing date:Expiring today

Winstanley CollegeWigan

Date posted:
Start date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,972 - £48,492 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Winstanley College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with.  As such, all post are subject to the `Safer Recruitment` process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the College

£45,972 - £48,492 per annum

(additional management responsibility by negotiation)

The College currently has over 450 students studying A level Chemistry, these numbers having grown significantly in recent years.  A brand new science facility has recently been completed which allows all the science subjects to work closely together.  The College is committed to supporting the STEM agenda and is working with the Prince’s Teaching Institute and schools to raise students’ awareness of and success in science both at GCSE and A level.  Applications are therefore welcome from teachers with management experience either in a school or college context.

Winstanley College employs approximately 180 staff and has approximately 1900 students, primarily studying A-Level with some students following mixed programmes which include other level 3 courses. The Chemistry Department currently delivers the OCR Chemistry A level specification and at present comprises four teachers, one of whom is the Assistant Head, and one technician. The position provides an opportunity to develop the future of Chemistry and to lead the department towards becoming outstanding. Specific additional management opportunities will be negotiable depending on the aptitude and interests of the successful candidate, for example, contributing to the growth of vocational courses.

The preferred start date for this post is Easter 2020, although a September 2020 start would be considered (please indicate in your application when you would be able to start).

Salary and terms and conditions in accordance with Sixth Form Colleges’ Teachers’ pay and conditions.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 19th November 2019.

Interviews will take place on 5th December from 9am

Winstanley College is a large sixth form college specialising in A levels and level 3 courses.  Judged ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED the College is regularly towards the top of the league tables and has an excellent reputation for academic achievement, comprehensive pastoral care and extensive enrichment.  Committed and inspirational teachers, with successful experience of curriculum leadership, are invited to apply for the following post available immediately although actual start date is negotiable.



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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Winstanley Rd, Billinge, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7XF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1695 633244
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Winstanley College is a mixed, selective, non-denominational, general further education college situated in Wigan, Lancashire. It is a 16-plus institution and a member of the national Maple Group for high-performing sixth-form colleges. There are app...