Teacher of Social Sciences or Teacher of Social Sciences and Head of Department – Social Sciences

6 months ago
Notre Dame High School
  • Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 1st February 2024

11-18 Mixed Catholic Comprehensive School
Tel: 0114 2302536


Teacher of Social Science
Full-time/permanent (however, would consider part-time applicants – 0.6 minimum)
£30,000 – £46,525 per annum pro rata


For a suitably experienced candidate, Teacher of Social Science (permanent) + Temporary Head of Social Science
Full-time/Temporary Maternity Leave cover (temporary end date to be confirmed)
£30,000 – £46,525 per annum pro rata + TLR 2C (currently £7,847 per annum pro rata)

Start date is as soon as possible but this is negotiable. Ideally, the successful candidate will need to be in post by the Easter Holidays but a September start date for a suitable candidate would be considered.

Please be aware that the successful candidate will be appointed to either a permanent Teacher of Social Science role or a substantive permanent Teacher of Social Science role with a Temporary Maternity Leave Cover Head of Social Science role.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and expert Teacher of Social Science who is able to teach across a minimum of two subjects within the social sciences department. This must include the ability to teach some A-Level Sociology. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a genuine passion for these subjects, able to lead by example and inspire our pupils to foster a love of learning. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development as well as make a positive contribution to the wider Social Sciences department. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated teacher to develop their career within a school that prides itself with investing in teacher CPD. Alternatively, for an exceptional candidate, there is an opportunity for taking on in addition to the Teacher of Social Science post, the role of Temporary Head of Social Sciences to cover a Maternity leave. Within this role, you will be expected to oversee the subjects in the department including the line management of Subject Lead colleagues.

The position provides the candidate to work extensively with our Sixth Form. At Notre Dame, our Sixth Form is large and vibrant, with almost a 500 student population. The Sixth Form adopts a comprehensive ethos and we have students attending from all around the city and surrounding areas. Last year 85% of students went on to study at university level, with 46% securing places at leading Russell Group universities, which is significantly above the national average.

The department delivers an array of subjects, including Level 3 OCR Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care, Level 1/2 Cache Health and Social Care, Level 1/2 Cache Child Care and Development, AQA A-Level Sociology, EDUQAS A-Level Psychology and Level 3 WJEC EPQ. The department is also looking to expand the Social Sciences suite of subjects in the near future by introducing Level 3 Criminology. The ability to teach this could be an advantage. We are based mainly in Oakbrook House which is the main hub for Sixth Form teaching.

Notre Dame school has an excellent reputation amongst the local community. It is a nationally recognised Teaching School. In 2022 Notre Dame became part of the new St Clare’s Catholic Multi Academy Trust which has brought about opportunities to work closer to other schools within the Diocese. The school culture is one in which is warm and welcoming. It is a place where both students and colleagues can flourish.

Notre Dame is a Catholic school with a strong ethos at its heart. All staff are expected to uphold and contribute to the ethos of the school, which is what makes it a special place to work.

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

For further details and an application pack please visit www.notredame-high.co.uk/uncategorized/current-vacancies or telephone the school. Please return your application form and Consent to Obtain References form to recruitment@notredame-high.co.uk

Please state on your personal statement which post(s) you are applying for and your preferred start date.

Where candidates have the experience or ability to teach other subjects outside of the Social Sciences, we would request that this is identified in the personal statement.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 9am on Thursday 1st February 2024
Interview date to be held w/c 5th February 2024

Notre Dame High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In addition, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a self-disclosure is required for applicants shortlisted for interview.

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