Subject Tutor Sociology, Hampshire

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Sixth Form College FarnboroughHampshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,470 - £39,086
Contract term: Permanent

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is now part of a multi-academy trust, The Prospect Trust. This exciting change heralds the start of a new era which will, in time, see The Prospect Trust become an educational hub for the community, contributing significantly to raising standards and improving the life chances of young people. 

The College will, as one of the region’s most distinguished providers of 16-19 education, be at the heart of this undertaking sharing expertise, skill and leadership.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate able to teach Sociology in a consistently successful curriculum area. 

Key strengths are:

  • Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.


The Curriculum Area of Sociology

The department currently offers the two year A level in Sociology as well as offering the Sociology AS level; There are currently 476 students studying on courses across the department.

The post of Sociology tutor

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;
  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for the subject;
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.


The candidate will be required to teach on the 1st year A level Sociology, with the potential of teaching on the 2nd year course, following the OCR linear specification as part of a team of specialists in a department identified as outstanding. You should be capable of delivering the subject to a range of student abilities.  The ability to teach a second subject (e.g. Psychology, Criminology or Health and Social Care) would be an advantage.

In addition we are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy and numeracy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.   

Candidates will be part of a team where resources and ideas are freely shared for the greater good of the department. The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How do we support you?

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and Director of Faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching


For graduates we will organise and fund a teaching qualification – usually a PGCE – a saving for most graduates of at least £9,000. In addition we offer Qualified Teacher Status (i.e. completion of the statutory induction period) through Hampshire Local Authority and in partnership with one of our local schools. 

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

Why should you join us? 

If you are motivated by a challenge and feel you could support us to achieve great results in 2020, this is the right College for you. 

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview.

For full details please see the vacancies section on www.farnborough.ac.uk/working 

Please return the completed application, employment declaration and equality monitoring forms,  electronically to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk  by Friday 15 November 2019.

The College has an uncompromising commitment to the safeguarding of our students.



More about Sixth Form College Farnborough
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Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Prospect Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8JX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1252 688 200
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The Sixth Form College Farnborough is a sixth form college located in the town of the same name, in Hampshire. The College had originally been a grammar school founded in 1936, becoming a full sixth form college in 1992. The college is co-educational...