Following an internal promotion, the College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Head of Department to lead and manage the Vocational Business Department. The successful applicant will be required to teach BTEC Level 3 Business and BTEC Level 2 Business. The ability to offer A Level Business 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 teaches over a third of students within the College. As a result, the Department is the largest in the College with fifteen current members of teaching staff. Due to the size of the Department, the line management is split, with a separate Head of Department line managing the A Level provision.
The post holder will work closely and collaboratively with the A Level Head of Department to line manage the staff in the area. The post holder will be responsible for all of the Vocational provision within the Department and will be the Lead Internal Verifier (IV) for the Department. The post holder will not have a specific course responsibility, but will be supported by Course Leaders for each course.
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.
The Department is housed in the Business Centre. All classrooms are fully equipped with data projectors, white boards and PCs for all students. The department also has access to mobile learning technologies to further enhance learning.
The Department teaches in a collaborative style, with all staff contributing to central teaching resources. Students regularly progress onto university courses for Business, Accountancy, Marketing, Finance and Events Management. Students also progress to apprenticeships and sponsored degree programmes with national and international organisations including KPMG, Nestle and Fidelity.
The Department offers BTEC Level 3 Business (both one and two A Level equivalents), BTEC Level 2 Business and A Level Business (managed separately).
The Department operates a number of ‘Plus’ classes, designed to improve student performance within the timetabled periods.
The salary for this post is up to £45,202 per annum.
Applicants are asked to complete and return the Teachers application form to the Personnel Department by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 24 February 2020.
When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:
• Why you are applying for the post
• BTEC Level 3 Business and/or A Level Results (D*-D/A*-B grades, retention, value added), preferably for the past three years
• BTEC Level 2 and/or GCSE Results (D*-D, 9-4 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
• Details of any experience of personnel management
• Details of your experience in developing contacts for work experience
• Which courses you are able to offer and which specifications you are familiar with
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.