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Programme Leader: Politics (0.5 - 1 FTE)

Varndean CollegeBrighton and Hove

Varndean College is one of the most successful sixth form colleges nationally. Offering a broad range of academic and vocational courses, we have an excellent reputation for inclusion and adding value.

We require an enthusiastic and qualified Programme Leader and Teacher to deliver our A level and IB politics courses, commencing in September 2021. You will predominantly deliver our UK Politics and Government and Political Ideas course.

Additional teaching hours may be available for suitably qualified candidates in law, sociology and business.

Each member of our Politics team is expected to contribute to the production of teaching resources and fully participate in the work of the department. 

We are a welcoming and enthusiastic department that looks to support students of all abilities to achieve their potential. Colleagues collaborate with other programmes to organise day trips to local party-political conferences and Westminster as well as residential trips to Edinburgh, the USA and Russia. The weekly Politics Society has been running for 25 years inviting a wide range of speakers to college to engage with students on a wide range of issues from our local MPs, pressure groups and university lecturers. We have good links with our two local universities and are looking to foster these further.

To be successful, you will have:

  • a relevant degree and recognised teaching qualification/qualified teacher status
  • detailed knowledge of the curriculum
  • proven ability to plan and prepare courses and lessons
  • the ability to adopt a variety of strategies to suit students’ different learning styles
  • successful teaching experience or teaching practice in the subject in the 14-19 sector or post 16.

If you would enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing College, we would love to hear from you.

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Closing date: 20 May 2021

Interview dates: 25 & 27 May 2021

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