Teacher of Dance, Surrey

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Reigate CollegeSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £24,763 - £42,184Up to Point PSP3 on the Sixth Form College's Teachers Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking teacher to join the highly successful and expanding Performing Arts Department. The post holder will provide the dance specialism within the area.

The post is available from 1 September 2020 on permanent, part-time basis (80.95%). The full-time teaching contact time at Reigate College is 22.75 hours per week. There may be scope for the post to become full-time subject to demand.

Our ideal person will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in delivering the highest standards and achieving outstanding results. The post holder must be confident in the use of information technology in all aspects of their work.   

The post would equally suit an experienced teacher or newly qualified teacher. 

Course Responsibility

The BTEC Level 3 Dance Course Leadership is available for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher. Applicants interested in this aspect of the role should complete the additional information requested under the ‘applying’ section in their application.

The Department

The Department is housed in the purpose-built Dramatic Arts Centre. The complex includes a black-box studio theatre, dance studio, classroom and two rehearsal rooms. The Department also have access to the main College theatre and recording studios.

The Department has six other members of teaching staff who work closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials. The Department also has access to a Technician who provides support across the courses.

The Department puts on numerous shows and performances during the year including ‘Hot Feet’ and showcases, which are dedicated to dance. Therefore, regular evening work should be an expectation.


The Department offers a wide range of BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts qualifications:

1 A Level equivalent: Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre

2 A Level equivalent: Performing Arts

3 A Level equivalent: Performing Arts

The 1 A Level equivalent Dance course covers a range of dance including contemporary, jazz and commercial. Although the majority of students on this course have a dance background, this is not the case for everyone. Admission to this course is via audition, which the post holder will be expected to conduct after College hours as part of their responsibility. A Course Leadership for this course is available for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher.

Dance and movement elements also feature in the 2 and 3 A Level equivalent Performing Arts courses and the post holder will be expected to contribute to these units. The post holder should also be willing and able to teach Performing Arts, including Musical and Physical Theatre as required.

All of the course grades are consistently high with 95% of BTEC Performing Arts students achieving Distinction* and Distinction grades last year (100% D*-M).

The College also offers a Level 2 Dance Leaders qualification, which trains students in how to plan and deliver dance lessons. The post holder will be expected to teach this course, subject to demand and coordinate with local primary and secondary schools to provide practical opportunities for students to practice what they have learned.

The post holder will also have then opportunity to contribute to the College’s substantial wellbeing and activities programme e.g. additional dance style classes. These activities are remunerated separately from the salary outlined below.


The salary for this post is up to £33,098.84 (£40,888 FTE) per annum. The Course Leadership responsibility carries an additional payment of £1,296.


Applicants are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 27 January 2020.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• BTEC Results (Distinction * - Merit grades, retention, value added)

• A Level Results (A*-B grades, retention, value added)

• The styles of dance you are familiar with and confident in teaching

• Any experience you have of performing in shows and productions

• Any experience you have of choreographing musical productions and dance shows

• Whether you are able to offer extra-curricular activities or additional qualifications

• What experience you have of teaching beyond dance e.g. performing arts

• Particular strengths, experiences and interests that you would bring to this post

• What you are able to bring to College life outside of your teaching commitment

• Any other relevant experience relating to the post

Candidates wishing to apply for the Course Leadership should make it clear in their application that they are doing so and also indicate:

• Any experience of running or managing a course (including the most recent grades, retention and value added for the course)

• Why they believe they are an excellent candidate for a Course Leadership

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Reigate College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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About the College  

Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partne...