Subject Tutor Biology/Chemistry

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021 23:58

Salary: £24,599 - £40,965 pro rata, per annum

Post of Subject Tutor Biology/ Chemistry

Salary £24,599 - £40,965 pro rata per annum

Part time permanent

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is part of a multi-academy trust, The Prospect Trust; an educational hub for the community, contributing significantly to raising standards and improving the life chances of young people.

The College will, as one of the region’s most distinguished providers of 16-19 education, be at the heart of this undertaking sharing expertise, skill and leadership.

We are seeking a tutor who can offer Psychology and/or Criminology as their first subject. The ability to teach on one of the other subject areas would additionally be an advantage.  

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate able to teach A Level Biology and Chemistry.

Key strengths of The Sixth Form College are:

  •  Achievement of high grades with excellent value added;
  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

The Curriculum Area of Biology

There are currently eight specialist teachers in the Biology department who teach Biology A level (AQA) and Level 3 Medical Science (WJEC) to nearly seven hundred students.

The Curriculum Area of Chemistry

There are currently six specialist teachers in the Chemistry department who teach Chemistry A level (Edexcel) to nearly four hundred students.

The Post of Biology/Chemistry tutor,

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;
  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for the subject;
  • Excellent ICLT skills that makes learning visible in the classroom
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.

There is an additional opportunity (though not essential), for the right candidate, to work with The Prospect Trust (TPT) Careers Services on a 2 year project through the Enthuse Partnership (EP), bringing together a group of schools to work collaboratively with a local business to motivate and inspire the next generation of students through teacher CPD; work experience opportunities; STEM Ambassadors; STEM Clubs; and raising career awareness and aspirations.

We are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy and numeracy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.  

Candidates will be part of a team where resources and ideas are freely shared for the greater good of the department. The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How do we support you?

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include:

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and director of faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching

For graduates we will organise and fund a teaching qualification – usually a PGCE – a saving for most graduates of at least £9,000. In addition we offer Qualified Teacher Status (i.e. completion of the statutory induction period) through Hampshire Local Authority and in partnership with one of our local schools.

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

Why should you join us?

We continue to be an outstanding provider of post-16 education and in 2019 the results gained by our students placed the College in the top 25% for A-level, and the top 10% for level 3 vocational courses.

If you are motivated by a challenge and feel you could support us to achieve even greater results in 2020/21, this is the right College for you. It is a truly great place to work.

Please complete the attached application form, employment declaration and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to by Tuesday 20th April 2021.

Interviews will be held during w/c 26th April, 2021.

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to act in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Any future offer of employment would remain subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview. Any future offer of employment would remain subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance.

The College has an uncompromising commitment to the safeguarding of our students.