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Teacher of Biology and Applied Science

Working hours:0.85 FTE
Salary:£24,765 to £40,418 pro rata, per annum
Opening date:Wednesday 14 October 2020
Closing date:8:00am on Friday 23 October 2020

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life. The College operates across two closely located campuses, next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus on Regent Road.

In this context, we are looking to appoint a well-qualified, self-motivated and enthusiastic teacher of Biology and Applied Science, who will help us provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for our students. It is planned that this post will be based with our team at either the University Road or Regent Road Campus.  There is the potential of progression to the role of Assistant Curriculum Leader for any interested candidates, this can be discussed at interview.  This will have a responsibility allowance Band one, which equates to £1,270 per annum.



The Biology, Chemistry and Applied Science (BCAS) team currently comprises nineteen highly experienced and dedicated teaching staff and six laboratory technicians; some colleagues have responsibilities outside of the Department


Major laboratory refurbishment throughout the sciences has taken place recently.  We now have an exceptional well-resourced curriculum area.

For our part we shall make every effort to support our new colleagues in making the best of the professional opportunities offered by this post.

What we can offer –

  • A permanent, 0.85FTE position, commencing asap.
  • A competitive salary on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Teacher pay scale which ranges from £24,765 to £40,418 pro rata, per annum. The actual salary will range from £21,050 – £34,355.
  • Annual incremental pay increases, linked to performance, within the pay scale range
  • A defined benefit pension scheme
  • Staff well-being programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Continual Professional Development
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eyecare voucher scheme

If you wish to apply for this post, please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.
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Please do not submit a separate CV. Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.

Completed applications must be returned by 8.00am on Friday 23rd October 2020.  

Short- listed applicants may be contacted via telephone and email, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers and email addresses are included within the application. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 26th October 2020 and due to the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these interviews may be virtual.  Full details will be emailed out to the candidate.

If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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