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Teacher of PE (Maternity cover), Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

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Robert Gordon's CollegeRobert Gordon's College, Aberdeen

Salary: SNCT Main Grade Scale + RGC Allowance

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Maternity Cover

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Start date: 5 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Robert Gordon’s College is seeking a full time, fixed-term Teacher of PE to start on 5 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a maternity cover position, and is expected to conclude at the end of session 2021-22. The role demands a background in or willingness to teach 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. 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.

To apply for this post, please upload a CV including the names of two referees and submit it, along with a covering letter explaining your reason for applying, via the ‘Apply Now’ section of our website. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1 December 2020.

Further information on this position is available by using the ‘Request more information’ tab on the advert for this post on our website.

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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, co-educational nursery and day school for children aged 3-18 years. It is a school community with a very strong sense of identity, built on our history and tradition of excellence in the city of Aberdeen, wi...