Teacher of PE, Aberdeen

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Robert Gordon's CollegeAberdeen

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Start date: 7 January 2019 or as soon as possible after
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SMCT scales plus RGC allowance
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Robert Gordon’s College is seeking a full time, temporary Teacher of PE to start in January 2019 until the end of session 2018/19. The role demands a background in rugby, hockey or netball, and experience in teaching a wide curriculum to Junior and Senior School pupils. The successful applicant will be expected to create an effective working environment which offers support and encouragement to all pupils. They will be expected to be fully involved in extra-curricular activities including coaching and organising sports to a high level.

The department comprises eleven full-time and two part-time members of staff; three full-time games coaches and variable numbers of part-time coaches termly, depending upon demand. In addition, the department employs a small team of part-time swimming instructors. 

The PE department is involved in teaching a wide programme in both Junior and Senior schools. Currently all Junior School classes are taught co-educationally whilst S1 – S5 are taught in single sex groups. Higher Grade PE is offered co-educationally in the Sixth Year and has proved very successful. 

The department is strongly committed to extra-curricular activities with a high standard of performance being produced at local and national level. In particular, in rugby, netball, athletics, swimming and in girls’ and boys’ hockey, the College has gained regular success and produced a number of international performers. 

At our Schoohill site the PE department has two gymnasia and an indoor swimming pool. The indoor facilities will shortly be redeveloped in the College’s next major building project into state of the art facilities.

At our Countesswells site – a 39 acre purpose built playing fields complex situated three miles from school – there are eight rugby pitches, two floodlit astroturf hockey pitches, five grass hockey pitches, all-weather athletics and cricket areas, a 360 seater stand with a large hall underneath and a fully equipped pavilion.

Salaries will be based on SNCT scales together with a Robert Gordon’s Allowance. Candidates will be expected to contribute to take a full part in school life.

A full CV along with a covering letter and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Ms F Winter, HR Manager, or to our HR team at recruitment@rg.aberdeen.sch.uk, or apply online.  When applying online, please submit your CV and letter of application into the relevant fields provided. 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 11 December 2018. Please quote reference number: TES18-11-30/TeachPE 

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More about Robert Gordon's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224 646 346
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Robert Gordon’s College is an independent, coeducational, day school of 1638 pupils serving Aberdeen and North-East Scotland. It is attractively located in historic buildings in the heart of the flourishing city of Aberdeen, with beautiful countrysid...