We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Art & Design with a specialism in Fine Art for January 2021. In addition, there is the opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to take on some tutorial responsibility.
We are part of The Windsor Forest Colleges Group which was formed through a partnership between East Berkshire College and Strode’s College in Egham. We are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping us to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities and businesses. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone’s skills and ideas are valued and respected.
The Role and You
Art & Design forms part of the Department of Art, Design and Media and the current staffing complement consists of 3 full-time and 7 part-time members of staff. The Art courses are supported by a full time technician. There are approximately 180 learners enrolled on A Level (AQA) Fine Art, Graphic Communications, 3D Design and Photography and BTEC Level 3 Art & Design and Photography at the College.
Art & Design consists of five studios, a Dark Room and a dedicated multi-material workshop. In addition, there is also a kiln room and specialist clay/ceramics facilities as well as ICT resources using the Adobe Creative Cloud programmes. Teachers of Art and Design have their own workspaces in the purpose-built office accommodation within the teaching block, and teaching staff are provided with their own laptop. There is a long established and well-protected culture of sharing good practice in the department and teachers are actively encourage to develop professionally.
The Department has a strong tradition of enrichment with workshops and visits to numerous exhibitions, galleries and places of interest to enhance learning and support the development of students’ individual interests and skills. In addition, students are encouraged to showcase their work through a variety of opportunities including both external and internal competitions and the annual Art and Design exhibition. Many students go on to study Art related courses with a significant number proceeding to first degrees in Art and Design, related subjects or onto Foundation courses.
We hope that the successful candidate will continue to facilitate the department’s growth and success and, help the college move from their recent Ofsted grade of Good, towards Outstanding.
We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.
For further details please see the job description and person specification.
Salary - £27,221 to £39,752 pro rata.
Our staff benefit from:
- An enhanced salary scale with progression up to £39,752 for teachers with QTS/QTLS
- Excellent work/life balance with generous non-working day entitlement (up to 57 days for teachers plus bank holidays)
- Excellent career progression opportunities for ambitious staff
- Subsidised professional qualifications
- Access to excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- Free on-site parking
- Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans
- Family friendly policies to support Work Life Balance
- NUS cards offering a wide range of discounts
- Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Salon at our Langley College site.
Please be advised that the vacancy will close midday on Friday 6th November 2020
Interviews will be held on week commencing Monday 9th November 2020.
To apply please visit our careers page and complete the online application form.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
Strode's 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.