Trainee Teacher of Art, Woking, Surrey

Closing date:

Woking CollegeWoking, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 28 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,000 per annum plus support with half of the PGCE course costs.
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Role

The College requires an enthusiastic Trainee Teacher of Art to join this friendly and vibrant department.  The role will be fixed-term for two years, teaching up to 8-10 hours per week, with full-time hours made up of a variety of roles which will support your personal and professional development.  This role will be in conjunction with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University.   

The role will be offered with a view to starting on 28 August 2018. 

A full mentoring programme is organised to introduce all new staff to sixth form college systems and procedures and to support and encourage professional development.

The Department:

The Art & Design Department is a vibrant and highly successful area of the College.  The department offers Level 2 and Level 3 CTEC in Art and Design, A Levels in Photography, Fine Art, Textiles, Product Design and Graphic Design. Our students progress to some of the best Degree and Foundation courses in the country.  The department, based in a new, purpose-built, art block, includes a brand new Mac suite for Graphics, laser and 3D printing facilities as well as a fully equipped workshop. 

The department hosts a range of extra-curricular activities which have included trips to Rome and Barcelona as well as life-drawing and fashion workshops, in addition to our artist in residence and rolling programme of visiting artists.  Staff work closely with students to stretch, guide and inspire them to be independent and creative learners who are producing high quality work that is both individual and innovative. The department also has a unique working relationship with the prestigious Lightbox Gallery in Woking with whom we co-host workshops and seminars. Our annual exhibition there attracts close to 2000 visitors every year and provides the College with an un-rivalled platform from which to promote our students’ work. In addition, the department has a close relationship with UCA who have delivered a range of bespoke enrichment workshops specifically for the college. 

Why work with us? 

Woking College has a strong sense of community in which everyone is valued, we look forward to welcoming new members of staff to join our team.   

  • Regular departmental meetings to ensure support and share departmental best practice 
  • Regular cross-College sharing best practice sessions
  • Opportunities for staff training within the S7 consortium of Colleges & liaison with peers within the consortium
  • Regular whole-College communication including weekly staff briefings
  • Excellent links with local schools, businesses and universities
  • Welcoming, friendly and approachable community
  • On-site parking
  • College gym available for staff use, yoga classes, staff football
  • Staff association:  regular social events 
  • Location: Excellent train links from London Waterloo and the South Coast, walking distance of Woking station. Close to A3, M25 & M3 junctions

The Candidate:

We are looking for an exceptional candidate. We expect high performance from all our staff, and are looking for an impressive individual to inspire College students.  Candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.   

Application Information:

Salary: £15,000 per annum plus support with half of the PGCE course costs

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 5 June 2018

Interviews: to be held on Tuesday 12 June 2018

To Apply:  

Please download the Trainee Teacher of Art Application Pack and click the Apply Now button to access the Application Form (CVs will not be accepted on their own).  

For further information or to return a completed Application Form, please contact:       

Kirsty Crook, Personnel Officer:  email:  direct telno: 01483 227438  

Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL.   Reception telno: 01483 761036  


Important information:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointed staff will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The College is committed to equal opportunities.

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2016 and the College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. These documents can be found on the College's Staff Vacancies page, and Policies page.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider Woking College's Privacy Notice for Job Applicants, which can be found on the Staff Vacancies page of the College’s website. 

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More about Woking College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9DL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 761036
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