Our vision is to become a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities we serve
Head of Department - Life Sciences (Animal, Equine, Science & Veterinary Nursing)
Reference Number: SCCG1924A
Salary: Starting salary of £45,972 with incremental progression to £48,491
Advert Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 8th July 2019
Location: Eccles Sixth Form College
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per Week: 1.0 FTE
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to become the Head of Department for Life Sciences at Eccles Sixth Form College. This high performing department includes our Animal, Equine, Veterinary Nursing and Applied Science provisions and the successful candidate will continue to drive forward developments in this high performing department.
Our students have access to a brand new industry standard animal unit which boats a variety of species including small mammals, exotics and farm animals, a fully equipped veterinary nursing suite and a riding school with over 50 horses with outstanding equestrian facilities. The laboratories provide an excellent learning environment for our Applied Science students. Courses run from level one through to degree level with a variety of pathways in animal management, equine, veterinary nursing and applied science.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and manager with experience of implementing quality improvement strategies in teaching and learning at a departmental and cross college level. They will demonstrate an excellent understanding and experience of monitoring and evaluating performance indicators in order to put in place strategies that will improve attendance, achievement rates and value added progress measures.
They will be forward-thinking, creative and committed to providing the very best learning experiences for our students. They will also show that they have excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to work well with others.
To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.
Reason to Join Us:
• Sixth Form College’s Associations terms and conditions (195 days) and automatic enrolment on to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• A range of developmental & career opportunities
• Optional Salary Sacrifice Schemes for the latest technology, mobile phones & bikes
• Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas
• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and health cash plans
• Family Friendly & Flexible Working Policies
Commitment to Safeguarding
As part of our safeguarding commitment we undertake DBS checks as part of our pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Appointees will be required to pay for their own DBS checks where applicable to the post.
Eccles Sixth Form College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.