Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Reigate CollegeSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £40,573 - £43,344 per year (Permanent, full-time)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Head of Department to lead and manage the highly successful Modern Foreign Languages Department. The successful applicant will be required to teach A Level Spanish. The ability to offer French or German would be an advantage.

The post is available from 1 September 2020 on permanent, full-time basis. The full-time teaching contact time at Reigate College is 22.75 hours per week. Heads of Department receive two periods of remission (2 x 65 minutes) for their responsibility.

Our ideal person will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in delivering the highest standards and achieving outstanding results. The post holder must be confident in the use of information technology in all aspects of their work.   

The post would equally suit an experienced Head of Department or someone looking for their first Head of Department role.

The Department

The Department is housed in the Priory Building, in recently constructed classrooms (language labs). The classrooms are fully equipped with data projectors, white boards and PCs for all students.

The Department teaches in a collaborative style, with all staff contributing to central teaching resources. Students regularly progress onto university courses for French, German, Spanish, Languages and International Business/Relations.

The Department consists of three other teachers, who are supported by Foreign Language Assistants. The Department works closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.

Students are able to take advantage of annual trips abroad to further enhance their language skills.

The post holder will be supported by Course Leaders in French and German.


The Department offers French, German and Spanish A Levels. In addition to the taught periods, each student attends a compulsory, weekly conversation class (4 or 5 students in each) with the relevant Foreign Language Assistant.


The salary for this post is up to £43,344 per annum.


Applicants are asked to complete and return the Teachers application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 6 April 2020.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• A Level Results (A*-B grades, retention, value added), preferably for the past three years

• Particular strengths, experiences and interests that you would bring to this post

• What you are able to bring to College life outside of your teaching commitment

• Details of any leadership responsibilities you have had within education and how you have instigated positive change and improved outcomes for students

• Which languages you are able to offer

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Reigate College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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About the College  

Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partne...