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Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form CollegeBrighton and Hove

We are one of the top-performing colleges in the country, situated in the cosmopolitan seaside city of Brighton & Hove. Working here offers the combination of both a wonderful place to work and a great city in which to live. Our students and staff are colourful, aspirational and hard-working – which is perhaps why 96% of employees would “recommend BHASVIC as a good place to work” and many of our students go on to Higher Education.

We are seeking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Psychology to join this well-established and popular department. Part time applications will also be considered. As a successful and thriving Sixth Form College with around 3,000 students and 320 staff, we are seeking to appoint someone who can bring flexibility, commitment and energy to this important job. In return, you will join a vibrant college community with an informal working environment. The College is an open and friendly place to work, with staff that are very supportive of each other, and a range of benefits offered to ensure health and wellbeing. 

We welcome applications from teachers with ideas, enthusiasm and strong teaching ability, who can work within the diverse demands of the department whilst maintaining its recognised strengths and attributes.

We have extremely high standards for all our students and aim to develop their knowledge, skills and experience in a stimulating and varied learning environment.  We look to exploit diverse strategies of teaching, learning, motivation and tracking so that all students are able to access the understanding and knowledge needed to prepare them effectively for examination and beyond.

The Psychology Department

Psychology is a well-established and popular department. Well over 750 students take A level Psychology (AQA A), taught by 10 teachers, nine of whom are full time.  All teachers teach across the whole specification, as groups are generally not shared.  AS Psychology is also offered to a small number of Year 13 students.

The department also offers the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Criminology with numbers expected to rise to over 200 students in 2021-22.

The department works closely as a team.  Every teacher takes on an element of course leadership and planning of teaching resources is shared.

Benefits: Join us and you can expect competitive pay and an excellent pension scheme, family-friendly working and a collaborative culture where ideas take flight together. Our Cycle to Work scheme, free counselling and occupational health service, discounted gym memberships and staff wellbeing events will keep you sharp, whilst our tailored induction programme and investment in your professional development – along with the possibility of funding for additional qualifications and to even take a sabbatical – will ensure an exciting future.

Contract: Fixed term to cover a member of staff on maternity leave from 4 January 2022 until October half term 2022 or the return of the current post holder if earlier. 

Salary: The BHASVIC Corporation has adopted the conditions of service and salary scales applicable to sixth form colleges. The current full-time salary range for qualified teachers is £25,826 to £42,149 per annum (depending upon experience). 

For further details including how to apply, please visit: www.bhasvic.ac.uk/the-college/working-for-us/current-vacancies (CVs not accepted). 

If you are interested in applying for the post please submit your application ASAP. There will not be a formal deadline date and we will invite appropriate candidates to interview as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Tarquin Grossman [Head of Faculty] – t.grossman@bhasvic.ac.uk   

For applicants who are invited to interview, there will be ample opportunity to learn more about our provision and needs through discussions with staff. 

BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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