Subject Tutor Medical Science

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Monday 15 April 2024 09:00

Salary: Spine point 1 to PSP3 (£30,000 - £46,836 FTE per annum)

Location: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Hampshire  

Working Pattern: 0.8FTE (1.0FTE will be considered) Job share can be  considered

Start date: 27 August 2024

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We are looking for a passionate Medical Science Tutor to join the high achieving Science department. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver inspiring lessons, bring knowledge and experience to the curriculum, and have a desire to teach beyond the specification, believing every student can succeed. Appreciation that the commitment to delivering outstanding educational and outcome goes beyond the classroom  

All staff within the Trust need to have a commitment to professional development, an enthusiasm for team work and a passion for improvement.  

While a teaching qualification is desirable, we will consider applications from non- qualified graduates. Graduates looking to start a career in teaching at the Sixth Form College will be allocated a reduced timetable with comprehensive support and mentoring. Future opportunities to obtain a teacher qualification will be considered. 

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Medical Science Curriculum Area - Part of Science Department

We are an outstanding provider of WJEC Level 3 Medical Science with strong links to the exam board, local universities and employers.

Our ethos is to engage students in lifelong learning within a nurturing environment. Supporting their future aspirations across a range of employment areas such as; Healthcare, Medical Sciences, Sports sciences and Medical Research areas. Our team aims to provide all learners with a set of skills to excel in their future Jobs, apprenticeships or degree courses.

We are looking for a colleague who is equally committed to our goal of providing the best education for our learners, who is willing to be innovative and improve course materials alongside a team of equally committed individuals. Prior experience of the course, similar courses or a healthcare profession, is not essential but would be a welcome addition. 

 

Quotes: What do students say about the course?

“Everything was always well explained. A lot of hard work has gone into making resources.”

“A good balance of giving us independence and responsibility over our own learning but also providing brilliant support when needed. My Teachers had a dedication to providing the best resources for us”.

“I learnt so much this year! I started to really enjoy medical science as I could actually understand it”

“Such a wide variety of content across the syllabus…  the mix of both coursework and exam work is really great.”



Key department information: 

Cohort size 

150 students

Number of Staff   

3 teachers of Medical Science

2 Biology/Medical Science Technicians. 

Management structure 

Curriculum Manager for Medical Science

Exam board specification 

WJEC

Department facilities 

Fully equipped Science Labs classrooms, Prep rooms and Technician support

 

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Day to Day Expectations of a Teacher 

A full time teacher will have  22.5 hours per week contact with students, split over 5 Teaching groups (15 periods) with 5 additional periods for preparation & marking. 

On a Tuesday staff departmental meetings / all staff CPD takes place after college, finishing at 5.20pm.

Throughout the year there are a number of whole college events, (open evenings,  parent evenings, Interview day, enrollment) at which attendance is required. 

Common resources are shared within departments and there are regular opportunities for professional development, delivering extracurricular student clubs and wellbeing / social activities. 

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Learning and Teaching Expectations of a Teacher  

  • Develop skilled and effective teachers to implement our pedagogic priorities and deliver outstanding education and outcomes for all of our learners
  • Improve progression opportunities for all our learners, raising aspirations and smoothing transition cliff edges
  • Embed a culture of collaborative working and sharing good practice across all Trust academies
  • Develop an innovative, inspirational workforce with outstanding opportunities for career progression

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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

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How to Apply

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 9am, Monday 15 April 2024.

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

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Other Information 

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

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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

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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. The job description fully sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the post. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.