Established almost 500 years ago, the College of Richard Collyer is forward thinking in every way – we are a Beacon College and were rated Outstanding by Ofsted at our last inspection. Our mission is simple: to deliver the best possible education to our 2,000 students aged 16 to 19, and our achievements speak for themselves - in 2019, our A level high grade rate was 58% and with Alps grade 2 (top 10% nationally) for value added over the last 3 years, we are the sixth best sixth form college in the country. BTEC results are also excellent, with 85% High Grades in 2019 (top 25% nationally for Alps), and we look forward to launching T Levels in 2020 as one of the first providers in the country for this new technical qualification.
A great college deserves a great location: we’re close to the centre of the historic market town of Horsham and under and hour from London by train. We’re a supportive community rather than just a place to work, and we are deeply committed to the professional development of our staff.
We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher of Business Studies to teach in this thriving subject area with weekly contact time approximately 15 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (this academic year).
There are eight teachers in the Business subject area and the team work closely to maintain the outstanding level of provision identified in our last OFSTED report.
Qualifications: Appropriate subject related degree and teaching qualification.
Experience: It would be desirable that the candidate have experience of teaching across a range of Business courses including A level and both BTEC Level 3 and Level 2. Some industry experience would also be an advantage.
Knowledge and Skills: A sound understanding of Business. Good practical skills and the use of Information Technology to support teaching and learning. The ability to ensure the effective planning and delivery of courses in the subject area. Ability to teach a second subject welcomed.
Personal Qualities: Good teamwork and communication skills. Flexible approach and organised work patterns.
Motivation and Expectations: A commitment to high standards of teaching and learning and the ability to encourage extra-curricular activities in Business.
Business Studies at A level follows the revised linear AQA specification. The A level course currently has a cohort of 130 students in year 1 and 120 in year 2. The BTEC Level 2 & Level 3 Diploma in Business is currently taught following the Edexcel specification. Approximately 250 students follow BTEC courses.
Each subject area within the faculty has a Head of Subject who has responsibility for deploying resources, quality assurance and examination administration. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another. Curriculum resources are of a high standard and shared among staff. The subject area has the advantage of a Library & Curriculum Support Officer who helps co-ordinate and compile learning resources. A new teaching block was completed in March 2016 which is used by the subject areas of Business and Economics. The Graham Baird building also includes a state-of-the-art IT suite of 30 computers.
All teaching staff are also personal tutors. Tutors monitor progress and offer support and guidance to some 25 students.
To apply, please visit http://www.collyers.ac.uk/vacancies/10838.html
Closing date: 9am on Thursday, 24th October 2019.