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  • Start date details

    27th August 2024 (although would consider a later start date)

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 June 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored



Working pattern

Full time, part time, term time: Full-time teaching staff have a time-tabled teaching commitment of 23.5 hours plus almost 9 hours directed time per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

up to £48,355 pro rata per year including fringe allowance.

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have the following essential experiences, skills and qualities:


  • Be a graduate with a degree in Economics or related subject
  • Have an appropriate teaching qualification; PGCE or equivalent

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to teach Economics at A Level
  • Up to date subject knowledge
  • Understanding of how students learn and what constitutes effective teaching, learning and assessment
  • Very good organisational ability

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Enthusiasm for subject and teaching
  • Inspire learning and promote student success

  • Ability to continuously reflect and evaluate
  • Understanding of and affiliation to the 16-19 age group
  • Be committed to continuous professional development
  • Maintain high standards of behaviour, in line with the Staff Code of Conduct, and the policies and procedures of Godalming College, as well as having regard to the SFCA teaching standards

  • Have high expectations of all students

  • Be flexible and willing to deliver on the College Enrichment programme


  • Post 16 teaching experience
  • A-Level experience

What the school offers its staff

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

  • Access to the College gym staffed by a Personal Trainer
  • Free Flu jabs, access to NHS health checks on site and support from a Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 for in the moment support and counselling as well as signposting services
  • In house canteen providing inexpensive and delicious hot and cold food, including a Starbucks and Costa franchise
  • Weekly and termly social activities, including football, choir, outings and summer and Christmas events
  • Cross College mentors for new staff
  • Strong investment in training and development with a dedicated Staff development and wellbeing Lead who support induction, identifies and addresses staff training needs

Financial Benefits

  • Enrolment in well funded schemes with generous Employer contributions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking and access to onsite EV chargers
  • Financial wellbeing scheme with access to advisory services
  • Discounted gift vouchers
  • Discounts at many high street retailers via a Byond card

Further details about the role

  • The Economics department offers A-Level Economics and follows the AQA specification. There are currently 8 first-year classes and 7 second-year classes.
  • Examination performance is very strong both in terms of headline results and value added, and the department has a history of some of the highest performance in the College. 2023 A-Level results included: 69.2% A*-B, 100% pass rate, ALPS 3. Please see the College website for more information on the results
  • The department is forward thinking and has a well-developed department portal full of resources to support learning. Microsoft Teams is used to communicate with staff and students, and as a powerful teaching tool. The department is keen to encourage the use of e-learning, prepared booklets and extension reading to meet the individual learning needs of students, and ensure all are supported and challenged.
  • There is a focus on students working collaboratively in a supportive environment
  • The department currently consists of 4 teaching staff, 4 classrooms, and 1 staff workroom. Staff in the department work closely together with an emphasis on sharing good practice and resources, and regular team meetings, both formal and informal.
  • The department run weekly lunchtime workshops and all members of the team contribute to these
  • The appointment is on a full-time basis. All teachers are expected to act as a personal tutor, to a group of approximately 20 students
  • The College day is 8.45 until 4.15 and each teaching period is 45 minutes long

Commitment to safeguarding

Godalming College is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates must complete a College application form, may be subject to online searches and are required to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record/information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. It's a requirement for all successful candidates to apply for an enhanced DBS in addition to referencing & qualification checks. The College’s Safer Recruitment, Data Protection and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are on our website.

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About Godalming College

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
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Godalming College is one of the best performing 16-19 colleges in the country and a great place to work and study. We are very proud of the achievements of all our students and have a strong track record of consistently high results. Value added scores are excellent and the College was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our inspection in December 2019.

The College currently employs around 220 teaching and support staff on both a full and part time basis.

The success of Godalming College is also about community with students from all walks of life enjoying a whole range of opportunities in a welcoming and friendly environment. Students enjoy a stimulating, lively and challenging learning and social experience; they are treated as adults by specialist and dedicated teaching and support staff in facilities that have seen major investment over many years.

The campus comprises of nine newer large buildings and our older main building, which was the original grammar school, built in the 1930’s. Since the 2000s there has been a phased refurbishment and expansion of the College which included a new English and Modern Foreign Languages block, Media suite, netball and tennis courts and an 11 acre site for Rugby and Football pitches. We would invite you to take the virtual tour on our website to see for yourself the facilities of which we are so proud.

The College is within walking distance of Godalming town centre and the railway station, is easily accessible from the A3 and provides free car parking with EV charging stations for staff.

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