Head of Religious Studies, Reading

Closing date:New this week

St Joseph's CollegeReading

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The College has its own salary scales, with starting salary dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require an experienced practising Catholic teacher of Religious Studies to lead this important and successful department, teaching at all levels throughout the Senior School including GCSE and A Level. He/she will have the energy and vision to lead and further enhance our highly successful RS department, which is central to the life of St Joseph’s as a Catholic School. 

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year, in July 2016 it won the Outstanding Progress Award in the independent sector at the Education Business Awards and in November 2016 it received the Outstanding Leadership Team award at the Leadership Awards.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour.

The successful candidate will combine an inspiring approach to teaching with excellent communication skills, a passion for the subject and a commitment to promoting high standards. He/she will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

For further details about the school please visit our website http://www.sjcr.org.uk or contact the Headmaster’s PA.

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk or alternatively sent by post to Mrs Gravenor, Headmaster’s PA, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred. 

Closing date: Noon, Tuesday 5 June 2018

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 64 Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 966 1000
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St Joseph’s College, Reading

Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. Last November it was named Independent School of the Year and in July it won the Out...