Science Teacher

Woking College
Full Time
Woking GU22
£30,887 - £45,403 a year
Posted 15 days ago
Job description

The Role

Inspiring and enthusiastic member of staff required to teach A Level Computer Science, the successful candidate will

also teach other courses within the department as part of this friendly team. We are looking for a full-time member of

staff with dynamism and passion for Computer Science to join our growing College.

Applications from ECTs and Teachers in Schools and Sixth Form College sectors are welcome. A full mentoring

programme is arranged to introduce all new staff to sixth form college systems and procedures and to support and

encourage professional development. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the team, and inspire our

students. We expect high performance from all our staff and candidates should demonstrate their ability and

suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.

Start Date: Tuesday 29 August 2023

Salary: £30,887 to £45,403 per annum, depending on experience (including fringe allowance)

These figures include the recently announced pay increase

The Department

The IT/Computer Science Department is a highly successful area of the College. The department currently offers:

  • A Level Computer Science
  • Information Technology: Award and Extended Certificate (Level 2 vocational)
  • Information Technology: Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma (Level 3 vocational)
  • Digital Games Production: National Extended Certificate (Level 3 vocational)

Student recruitment numbers have grown over the last few years and the department adopts a pro-active approach

to broadening its curriculum to meet the needs of the students. The curriculum embeds a wide variety of industry

specialist software (ranging from Adobe Suite to complex 3D modelling applications), and are geared to prepare

students for higher education and employment. On all courses, students will develop some knowledge of

programming, thus improving their problem-solving skills.

The department hosts a range of extra-curricular activities which includes C# programming and games development

club, Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, and additional workshops to support learners outside of lesson time.

A significant number of our students go on to study IT and computing-related courses at university and return to the

college to keep in touch as well as providing guidance and support to students aspiring to higher education.


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.

We have an inclusive ethos, and are proud of our diverse students and staff community. The College is committed to

safeguarding, alongside our core values of inclusiveness, adhering to the highest personal, professional and academic

standards, supporting individual wellbeing, supportive management and positive relationship and a sustainable future

for all. We expect all staff, volunteers and others involved in the College community to share this commitment.

Following our grading as Outstanding at our recent Ofsted inspection in October 2022, Ofsted stated that:

Staff feel proud to work at the College. They are exceptionally positive about the culture leaders have created.

They describe leaders as visible, approachable and highly focussed on staff wellbeing. Leaders celebrate

achievement frequently in staff forums which helps staff to feel recognised, highly valued and a member of

the Woking College family.”

Staff survey results state that:

✓ 95% of staff are proud to work at Woking College.
✓ 99% agreed that leaders are considerate of staff wellbeing.

  • A positive approach to staff development; including regular cross-College sharing best practice sessions
  • Opportunities for staff training within the S7 consortium of Colleges & liaison with peers within the


  • Regular whole-College communication including weekly staff briefings
  • Regular departmental meetings to ensure support and share departmental best practice
  • Excellent student behaviour and productive working relationships with the Student Union
  • Excellent links with local schools, businesses and universities
  • Welcoming, friendly and approachable community, a harmonious working atmosphere
  • Laptop for all teaching staff

Benefits include:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Staff room with free hot drinks available to all staff, Friday cakes
  • Onsite canteen with a range of healthy options to purchase, and a new Costa coffee shop
  • Regular staff social events: bowling, staff quiz, summer BBQ, weekend walks/cycling, Christmas party
  • College gym available for staff use, yoga classes, staff football (new 3G pitch)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension: eligible employees will be automatically enrolled in the Teacher’s Pension Scheme, or the Local

Government Pension Scheme (support staff), unless you decide to opt-out

  • Employee support: staff have access to a confidential employee support helpline
  • Location: Excellent train links from London Waterloo and the South Coast, walking distance of Woking

station. Close to A3, M25 & M3 junctions


Application & Selection
Application forms are available to download from our website: Please

note that CVs will not be accepted on their own.

Please ensure education and employment history is completed fully, gaps in employment must be accounted for

under the section entitled “Periods when not working”. We would like to see your passion for the role and the College

in your supporting statement, please use this opportunity to include personal skills, experience relevant to the post,

and reasons why you feel you would be successful if this post.

Completed applications, or any queries regarding the role or your application, should be sent via email to Kirsty
Crook (Personnel Officer): [email protected]

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 18 April 2023

Interviews: to be held shortly after the closing date

Shortlisted candidates will be notified, invited for interview and references will be taken up immediately. Please note

that it is not possible to inform candidates who have not been short-listed due to time constraints.

The interview process will comprise of the following, but may be subject to change:

  • a guided tour of the College
  • Interview with the Principal and senior staff
  • Secondary interview with senior staff
  • Informal meet with department members
  • Observed lesson

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with the following documents:

  • Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2022
  • Woking College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
  • In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider the

Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

The documents listed above area available from the College’s Staff Vacancies page, please use this link to access



Job Description

Post Title: Teacher (Full-time)

Responsible: Head of Department

Job Purpose: Teaching and developing within Curriculum Area(s) in the College

Job Responsibilities

1. To work with those teaching within the Department to create an environment in which the aims of the

Department, Curriculum and College can be achieved.

2. To attend regularly meetings of the Department and, when requested, the Curriculum Area, to enable issues

relating to the Department, Curriculum Area and College to be discussed.

3. To assist in the provision of appropriate courses and the promotion of activities to provide for and support the

learning needs of students within the Department.

4. To fulfil one's own responsibilities as a teaching member of the Department, in accordance with the quality

standards of the Department.

5. To promote:

i) the Department's contribution to the cross-curricular work in the College

ii) the opportunities offered by the Department to students not taking an examination course.

iii) the use of ICT in the classroom teaching and learning.

6. To work to improve one's professional performance by taking advantage of the department's opportunities to

develop skills and broaden experience and participating in the College's appraisal arrangements.

7. To assist in managing effectively and efficiently the physical resources of the Department. In particular, to:

i) consider the use of accommodation and to make recommendations to the Head of Department for its
continued and improved use

ii) suggest suitable items for departmental expenditure

iii) observe the College's health and safety policies and encourage safe working practices.

8. To assist in the arrangements within the Department for the induction of students and monitoring progress,

offering guidance to students where necessary and liaising with parents where appropriate.

9. If required, to be a personal tutor, and subject to timetabling, to meet the responsibilities defined by the College

for personal tutors and be answerable in that context to the Principal.

10. To assist in the arrangements made for students to receive advice on courses in Higher Education and Career

opportunities related to, or progressing from those in the Department, ensuring that references are produced
when requested.

11. To assist in the setting up and organisation of College examinations in the subjects covered by the Department
and assisting, where necessary, the Examinations Officer in the supervision of public examinations.


12. To ensure that departmental records are kept up to date. To share in the recording and analysis of internal
examinations, Alps and external examination results and, with the Head of Department, take whatever action is
necessary to sustain and improve performance by students.

13. When necessary and appropriate, to represent the Department at meetings and to publicise the work of the

Department at the various events in the College and its partner schools.

14. To act at all times in accordance with the College's Equality & Diversity policies.

15. To act at all times in accordance with the College's Safeguarding policy. Ensuring the safeguarding of students at

the College, recognising one’s own role in liaison with the designated safeguarding team.

16. To contribute to the safety policies of the College as directed by the Principal and to ensure that Health & Safety

Regulations are observed within the Curriculum Areas and within the College in general.

17. To take part in the training programmes provided by the College and agree to the process of professional reviews.

18. To undertake any other particular duties which may be reasonably assigned to you by the Principal from time to


Person Specification

The person appointed will be expected to have:

  • An understanding and support for the ethos of the College.
  • The ability to teach A Level Computer Science.
  • The ability to teach vocational courses within the department: Digital Games Production at Level 3;
Information Technology to Levels 2 and 3;

  • A commitment to the principle of continuous improvement and an empathy with the College's aim of
providing quality education in a supportive environment.

  • Suitable qualifications – educated to degree level in appropriate subject.
  • Experience of working with or the ability to work flexibly within a department or teaching team.
  • Positive interpersonal, organisational and IT skills.
  • An awareness of the need for personal development, both as a member of a team and as an individual.
  • Qualified Teacher Status.

The following are desirable for this role:

  • A knowledge of the 16 - 19 curriculum, and an awareness of the needs of students in this age range.
  • Ability to mark and assess written work with examination board criteria.


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