Graphic Design Subject Tutor

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 November 2022 23:59

Salary: £25,149.00 - £41,882.00 per annum

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South of England, with an aim of providing outstanding education for all learners within a family of local academies. There are currently three academies within the Trust: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School and Frimley Church of England Junior School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Graphic Design Team within an outstanding Sixth Form College. We are seeking a proactive individual to provide an excellent level of support to both staff and students in the College.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate able to teach Graphic Design.

Key strengths of The Sixth Form College are:

  • ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted (2021)
  • 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 Graphic Design

The College seeks to appoint an enthusiastic teacher able to teach Graphic Design in a large and highly successful art and design curriculum area.  The Art and Design department has over 750 students studying Fine Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphic Design. There are currently 338 students studying Graphic Design.

Graphic Design is taught by a team of five specialist teachers with technician support in an outstanding department where staff have a mix of vocational and academic experience and qualifications. The department is equipped with industry standard technology - all Graphic classrooms are Apple iMac suites.

Beyond the curriculum, commissions are often worked on by the students, including contributions to national art exhibitions and designs for local schools and businesses. Results are regularly in the top 25% nationally and the students rate the course and the close support they receive from the dedicated  team very highly. This highly motivational and aspirational environment ensures that all students, regardless of prior attainment, perform well. Undergraduate progression with those pursuing Graphics as their choice is high, with H.E destinations such as UCA, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bath Spa regularly featuring amongst the students’ choices.     

The Post of Graphic Design 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 ICT 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.

We welcome applications from ECTs to experienced professionals who may have developed their teaching practice in both 11-19 schools or 16-19 educational institutions in both the state & independent sectors. 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.  We are also looking for a candidate with a proven track record of providing value added.

The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How 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

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

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 (as judged by Ofsted in 2021) of post-16 education and results at the college (A level and vocational) consistently put us in the top 25% of schools and colleges nationally.

All teaching staff are provided with either a touch screen chromebook or an iPad to support learning and teaching within the classroom. 

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

Contract/Hours: Full-Time, Part-time, fixed term January 2023 - May 2023  (possibility for permanent from Sept 2023)

Working Pattern:  Monday - Friday

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact the HR team on team_HR@prospecttrust.org.uk.

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by Wednesday 30th November 2022.

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

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

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.