Responsible to: Head of Department
Responsible for: All Students
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm
Start date: 1st September 2019
Remuneration Package: A salary of £25,338 - £44,377 per annum (based on 2018-2019 salary - the uplift for 2019-2020 has not been confirmed at present), depending on qualifications and experience.
About the Alpha Plus Group
The Alpha Plus Group was founded in 1931 and currently comprises eighteen independent schools and colleges. The schools and colleges within the group have developed a longstanding reputation for delivering premium quality education. Alpha Plus Education Limited (APEL) provide student accommodation across the UK.
Students have a personal tutor at the college with whom they meet regularly to discuss their personal and academic progress and any welfare concerns.
Abbey College Cambridge is a successful, growing school, established in our fantastic modern campus in the heart of Cambridge, and recognised as one of the very best places in the UK for international students to live, learn and thrive.
In both our students and staff we prize one quality above all others: ambition. This ambitious nature helps to explain why every year our academic results are among the best in the country, why our boarding and pastoral provision is rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’. And why more than 200 Abbey College Cambridge students have gone on to join G5 universities in recent years.
You’ll love teaching and guiding international students. Working in a small class environment, your role will be to guide, challenge, and support. Help push our students beyond the boundaries of the traditional syllabus and achieve the outstanding results that will secure them a place at one of the world’s best universities.
The Chemistry Department at Abbey Cambridge is a successful department of committed professionals who are passionate about the subject. We come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and we work together as a friendly and mutually supportive team.
We currently offer a wide range of courses to suit all individual needs, including:
Chemistry– Foundation course
Overall responsibilities and duties
Delivering high quality lessons
Facilitating the college’s goal of high student academic achievement
Informing parents about student progress
Engaging in the college’s pastoral care for all students in the college
Engaging in appraisals and reviews, and taking part in training and development
The above list is not exhaustive other reasonable duties may be required
Qualifications and Personal Development
Essential: A good honours degree in an appropriate subject
Desirable: Teaching qualification; Other post graduate qualification
Essential: Subject knowledge suitable to the post applied for
Desirable: Knowledge of alternative examination boards for this subject; Knowledge of other associated curricula.
Essential: A minimum of two years’ teaching experience for those without a teaching qualification. We accept applications from NQTs and provide a programme to support their QTS year at the college.
Desirable: Experience of teaching international students
Essential: Good communication, presentation, planning and organisational skills
Desirable: A proficiency in ICT and its application to learning and teaching
Essential: Commitment to on-going professional development and training to develop outstanding classroom practice; A high degree of personal accountability and the capacity to use judgement and initiative.
Desirable: An ability to relate to students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure
Application deadline is Friday 22 February 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 25 February 2019.
The post holder is expected to work within policies and procedures of Foundation and be committed to its values and expectations. This includes promoting and demonstrating the principles of equal opportunity (including encouraging diversity and tackling discrimination) and sensitivity to the environment.