Job Opportunities

Head of Department and/or Teacher of Chemistry (Full-time)

We wish to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and inspirational teacher to lead a successful and growing Chemistry department from 3rd January 2023. The successful person will teach A level Chemistry, with the ability to create an exciting experience for students and to engage them in a wide range of activities. The College has committed to allocating significant time to the successful candidate so that they can further promote students’ participation in extra-curricular chemistry activities as well as providing additional subject support and interventions.

Heads of department play a key role within the College Management structure, ensuring effective leadership within the department and overseeing student success. Training and support will be provided to someone who is new to a leadership position.

Applications for the position of teacher of Chemistry are also welcome from both experienced teachers of 16-19 education and those newly qualified. Training and support will be offered to allow the development of ECTs during their early career, together with a validated scheme for those preparing for ECT induction.  They will receive their own personal mentor as well as a subject specialist mentor to help further develop their skills and experience.  The College’s ‘Teaching and Learning Group’ will also provide opportunities to develop their teaching strategies through the sharing of good practice and observation of the lessons of experienced practitioners.

Please note, the deadline for applications is noon on Thursday, 13th October 2022, and interviews are currently scheduled for week commencing 17th October 2022 and candidates will be notified by email and/or phone. The selection panel will be chosen in terms of their availability on the relevant dates and their current/designated roles.

For full details and to complete an application form, click here.

Cover Supervisor/Learning Support Assistant (Part-time, Term-time only)

The College is seeking a professional, confident and well-organised person to work term-time only as an additional Cover Supervisor/Learning Support Assistant for 3 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The appointed person will work under the guidance of teaching staff to implement work programmes with individuals and groups of students to include the supervision of whole classes during the short-term absence of teaching staff. The post will also include working within the Learning Support Department, providing support to students with a range of disabilities and learning needs.

Please note, the deadline for applications is noon on Thursday, 6th October and interviews will take place on Thursday, 13th October. Candidates will be notified by email and/or phone.

For full details and to complete an application form, click here.

About Our College

At Worcester Sixth Form College, we are specialists in the education of 16-19 year olds and our staff are experts in meeting the needs of this age group. Every year we admit 900 or so students from the whole county of Worcestershire and from surrounding areas. This enables us to offer an exceptionally wide range of courses and flexible programmes in which any course can be combined with virtually any other course. Our students are highly successful, not just academically, but in many other kinds of endeavour, including sports, performing arts, music, Duke of Edinburgh, charity fund raising and a wide variety of other extra-curricular areas.

 

We, as a College, are committed to providing the very best support to all of our students so that they can reach their full potential. Every student is in a tutor group supported by a specialist personal tutor. We also have huge expertise in providing careers and higher education guidance tailored to individuals’ needs. This means students’ progression after College is as smooth as possible. The percentage of our students applying to UCAS who are successful in obtaining university places is very significantly above the national average.  Our learning support provision has an excellent reputation as we are fully qualified to support students with a broad range of learning needs to ensure that they are successful.

 

As a 16-19 Academy, we offer a very special environment with the right balance of support and challenge to enable students to thrive and to prepare for their transition to life after College, whether that be employment or further study.

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Equality

We are proud to be an inclusive organisation where individual differences are accepted and valued and where everyone is able to fulfil their potential in a welcoming, safe and non threatening environment. Worcester Sixth Form College is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for students, employers, community groups, staff, governors, members of the public and for others who come into contact with the College.

Why Join Us?

The staff at Worcester Sixth Form College are able to take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Staff development: Staff are encouraged to further their own development with fully or partially funded CPD.
  • Teachers’ Pension/Local Government Pension Schemes: With significant contributions from the College for all staff who are members.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): A free and confidential information, support and counselling service for all staff.
  • Eye care vouchers: Reimbursement of eye care costs and contribution to corrective lenses available for DSE users.
  • Free parking on-site.
  • Cycle to Work with Cyclescheme: Save money on a new bike and spread the cost.
  • Badminton, Pilates and Football sessions each week: All staff are welcome to take part in any of these activities (small charge for Pilates).
  • Complimentary Costa Coffee at the end of every half-term.
  • Fruity Friday: Free piece of fresh fruit for all staff every Friday.
  • Indian Head Massage (once a month).
  • Learning Resources Centre: Staff have full use of the Learning Resources Centre and are able to borrow up to 12 resources (books, DVDs, audio CDs) at one time.
  • Membership to CSSC offering sports, leisure, health and retail opportunities www.cssc.co.uk/member- benefits.
  • Silver Membership to Malvern Theatre: Free theatre and cinema tickets, discounted tickets and priority booking available amongst other benefits.
  • Thursday Morning Breakfast Club: Start your working day with a light breakfast (provided by College) and chat with colleagues.