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Job details
Employer New College Pontefract
Location Wakefield
Salary Salary on the Sixth Form College Main Scale: £22,709 - £37,984 (fte, depending on experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Between Easter 2017 and September 2017, to be confirmed.

Salary on the Sixth Form College Main Scale: £22,709 - £37,984 (fte, depending on experience).  Plus Responsibility Allowance 24, £6,060 for management of the School.
The college may offer a recruitment and retention allowance for an outstanding candidate.

Say ‘Yes’ to an Outstanding College! New College was inspected by OfSTED in 2014 and was graded Outstanding in all areas

New College is an outstanding place to work and study and we are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and manage our School of Humanities.  This vacancy arises due to internal promotion as the College has an enviable reputation for career development of our staff.

The postholder should be an outstanding teacher as well as an innovative and dynamic leader who will lead in developing and raising achievement across the School.  The School of Humanities encompasses History, Geography, Geology and Government and Politics and the position of Head of School is a critical one.  The successful candidate must be able to teach A Level Geography.

Able to demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for your subject and the ability to motivate and inspire students and staff, you should have a demonstrable record of your commitment to raising achievement, raising aspirations and going the extra mile. You might already be number two in your department, or be a department head looking for a wider role, but we’d be pleased to hear from experienced and excellent teachers of Humanities looking for career advancement. You may currently be working in a College but we’d be just as pleased to receive applications from teachers in 11-19 schools with KS5 experience.

In return, we can offer:

  • An outstanding place to work (the college is regularly near the top of UK Sixth Form College results tables).
  • An excellent remuneration and reward package for outstanding employees.
  • Opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Involvement in a number of exciting new projects (eg, Teaching School, Free School development).
  • A dynamic, driven and supportive culture for staff and students.
  • Excellent benefits.

New College is easy to get to, linked closely to the main motorway network by the M62 and M1 and commutable from Leeds, Wakefield, Sheffield and much of the North of England. Pontefract is famous for liquorice and our beautiful racecourse – situated near to the college, but it offers a great blend of countryside and community – with the major conurbations of Leeds and Sheffield and their nightlife, culture and shopping very easily accessible.

The College is currently in the process of setting up a multi-academy trust so there may be the opportunity or need for travelling between multiple sites on occasion.

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply please visit

Closing Date:   12noon, Wednesday 30 November

New College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Clearance through the DBS.  New College is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4QR         
Telephone: 01977 702139        
Fax: 01977 600708

About the employer

New College Pontefract is an outstanding college, regularly near the top of the UK Sixth Form College results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014.   Our A Level and BTEC Value Added places us in the top 10% of prov...

Information about New College Pontefract
Phase Further Education
Gender Mixed
Age range 16 - 19 years
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Locations and contacts

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
+44 1977 600708