Teacher of Chemistry, Cambridgeshire

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Abbey College CambridgeCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 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
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Department: Academic

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.

Chemistry Department

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:

AS/A-Level Chemistry

Chemistry– Foundation course

GCSE Chemistry

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

Person Specification

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

Personal Qualities

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.


More about Abbey College Cambridge
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 21 years
Address: Homerton Gardens, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8EB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1223 578280
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