Teacher (or Leader) of Engineering or Design Technology

Teacher of Design Technology

 Contract Hours:                        Part Time or Full Time, Fixed Term until 31 August 2023

 Start Date:                                 January 2023, or when available

 Grade:                                       Unqualified /MPR/ UPR (fte £19,340 -£43,685)

 Responsible to:                        Head of Technology

As a popular and successful school we are always excited to strengthen our staffing team and increase our curriculum choices for students. As well as our popular Design Technology courses of A Level Product Design, Level 1&2 Engineering Design GCSE Design Technology we have introduced a new vocational Level 3 Engineering Course which started in September 2022.

Therefore, we are looking to employ an experienced teacher or instructor with a record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes, or a recently qualified teacher.

The post will involve the teaching of Engineering and possibly some Design Technology or Food Nutrition depending on the amount of contracted hours to age ranges personalised to the strengths of the individual teacher.

We are delivering a Level 1/2 Cambridge National Level 2 Engineering Design qualification to students in Year 10 and 11, and the BTEC Level 3 Engineering qualification to students in Years 12 and 13.

In September 2015 the school moved into an award-winning new building, where Technology & Engineering are taught in specialist rooms. The team is very supportive, well resourced and expectations for students are high.

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, placing students at the heart of their curriculum. You can find out more about the school at www.tgschool.net

The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role.

The salary will be discussed at the interview, and depends on qualifications and experience of suitable candidates. Consideration of a TLR will be given for someone to take responsibility for the delivery of engineering qualifications.

If you would like to learn more about the school, or to visit the school, in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr E Clark (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr C Ellis (Head of Technology), eclark@tgschool.net and cellis@tgschool.net 01787 375232.

Closing date: Wednesday 30th November 2022, 9 AM

Interviews:  Friday 18 November or Monday 21 November 2022

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

In line with safer recruitment, we are unable to accept CVs.  Failure to complete an application form satisfactorily may result in not being shortlisted for the post.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.  

We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll facilitate this wherever we can – whether to help you meet other commitments or to help you strike a great work-life balance. We’re keen to ensure we’re designing an organisation that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different under-represented groups.

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