Sociology Teacher or Assistant Head of Department, Blackpool

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Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeBlackpool

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Varies dependant on role
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Sociology Teacher or Assistant Head of Department 

Fixed term and permanent opportunities available

Teacher: £22,937 to £38,364 per annum

Assistant Head of Department: Salary will be dependant on years of teaching experience based upon the Sixth Form College’s pay scale as above, this position will also receive a responsibility allowance (£1,200-£2,600). The responsibility allowance scale may be adjusted and increased for an outstanding candidate. 

We are passionate about young people and committed to delivering a broad range of teaching and learning activities that will allow students to broaden their knowledge and develop new skills. Becoming a member of the Social Sciences team means you have the opportunity to add value to the department. You will inspire, motivate, enthuse and shape the positive mindset of young people and create a greater sense of self-belief that will help them in their success and in their life journey.

A-level Sociology has encountered significant growth in terms of student numbers and is a popular subject choice for young people on the Fylde Coast.  A-level Sociology has achieved outstanding results in 2017/18 with our students achieving above national average, 100% pass rate and 69% high grades.  The subject has developed excellent links with a vast range of universities and local employers to support students future progression.

With a recently completed £27 million development and state-of-the-art facilities, we were the first sixth form college to be awarded Teaching School status. Here in our forward-thinking Social Sciences department, we believe that by striving to achieve more, staff and students alike can be the best they can be. With a strong track record of building links with local employers, we are keen to continue this by working closely with partner schools and universities.

We are proud that we have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. That’s largely down to the dedication of our high-performing teaching team. Focused on the particular needs of 16 to 19 year old students through a range of courses (mainly A Levels and BTECs), their aim is to educate the whole person within a close and caring community.

With a relevant degree and teaching qualification, you should bring first-rate communication and organisational skills. You must also be committed to ensuring that every student looks forward to their lessons – and gets the very most out of their time with us. You should demonstrate energy, imagination, resilience and a sense of humour. Knowledge of the new (linearised) A-level Sociology is essential. Whilst the majority of teaching time will be spent teaching Sociology experience of teaching A level Psychology and/or BTEC level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care would be also advantageous. Additionally, the ability to work with external agencies and partnership models is desirable.

We’ll make sure you enjoy all the training, development and support you need to achieve your ambitions as part of our friendly and co-operative team. You will have the opportunity to share good practice and play your part in shaping the future of the curriculum. In other words, this is your chance to help us reach our goal: to ensure excellent teaching and learning, as we become the outstanding provider of education across the Fylde coast.

We are in an exceptional location on the Lancashire border, not far from the Ribble Valley, Lake District and stunning Fylde coast. The vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool are both within easy reach.

The Blackpool Sixth Form College welcomes applications from NQTs.

To find out more and apply, please visit please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website.  Please ensure you apply for the role you are interested in, there will be different links on our website for the different roles. If you are applying for the Assistant Head of Department (HoD) post but would also wish to be considered for a teaching post if you were not successful in your Assistant HoD application, please make this clear on your application form. 

Salary will be dependant on years of teaching experience based upon the 6th Form

College’s pay scale, this position will also receive a responsibility allowance. The responsibility allowance scale may be adjusted and increased for an outstanding candidate. 

Closing date: 28th February 2018, 9am

Interviews: 9th March 2018     

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

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More about Blackpool Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 394911
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We are a high-achieving sixth form, giving our students an excellent springboard to success. We educate the whole student, providing all with excellent teaching and opportunities for growth and personal development. We are recognised by Ofsted as an ...