Head of Chemistry

Saint Ambrose College, Altrincham, Cheshire


Job details

Subjects Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Head of Chemistry
Required January 2020
Salary: MPS + UPS 2b (£4530)
11-18 State-funded Independent Catholic Grammar School.
Graded outstanding in most recent Diocesan and OFSTED inspections. Part of the Edmund Rice Academy Trust

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Head of Chemistry.
The ability to teach A level is essential.

We are looking for applicants with highest aspirations to join our Science Faculty. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate both staff and students to ensure that they are given the best opportunities and skills to fulfil their potential.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

Application Process:-
CES application form is available from the school website or
Email: recruitment@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk Tel: 0161 980 2711

Closing date for applications Monday 14th October 2019 @ noon
Interviews: Wednesday 16th October 2019

The school is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment for post is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Good Honours Degree in Chemistry or relevant experience.

Recent relevant in-service training
Post-graduate qualification. Professional qualifications
Teaching the subject of Chemistry up to A-level

Essential qualifications

Head of Department experience. Successful teaching experience including the teaching of Chemistry to KS3-5 level (includes placements as part of PGCE/B.Ed or other equivalent degree)

Contribution to the work of a Science department, including involvement in course planning, development and evaluation.

Essential skills and experience

A Level chemistry essential

Employee benefits

Staff Association, Swim Sessions, Pension etc.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1013 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Saint Ambrose College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk

About Saint Ambrose College

At St Ambrose College we value the development of the whole person and ask that both staff and students strive for excellence in all they undertake. Therefore, the progress and attainment of students at all Key Stages is extremely important to us but equally, the enrichment opportunities and successes beyond the classroom are encouraged and celebrated. At St Ambrose we are committed to developing successful students by focusing on high quality teaching, learning, assessment and productive feedback. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from experienced teachers and those new to the profession. There are excellent arrangements in place to support and mentor new colleagues through our bespoke induction programme. Commitment is required to meet the demands of a high achieving school, both in the classroom and beyond and it is an expectation at St Ambrose that staff play a full role in the extra-curricular life of the school.

There are a number of incentives in place for staff including a thriving St Ambrose Staff Association, contributory pension scheme, staff morning swimming sessions and support for continued professional development available through our Edmund Rice network, the Shrewsbury Diocese, our connections with local teaching schools and of course, the expertise which exists in-house.

St Ambrose College is a selective Catholic Boys’ Grammar School. Following on from our most recent Diocesan and OFSTED inspections, which graded all areas of the college's work as Outstanding and the fantastic opportunity created by being designated as an Edmund Rice Lead International School, alongside another year of great examination results, we are perfectly placed to continue our journey of excellence providing an outstanding education for all our students.

Our College ethos, built firmly on the eight essentials of Edmund Rice, aims to develop open-minded, flexible, resilient individuals with the skills and attitudes to be successful in today’s and tomorrow's society.

We are fortunate to have outstanding facilities with state of the art classrooms, equipment, swimming pool and sporting opportunities, together with forward-thinking staff, who continually develop their practice and empower our students to be the source of their own success.

The College is rich in extra-curricular activities. The main games are rugby, cricket, swimming, water polo and cross country, but there are many others. There is a vibrant Creative Arts faculty and we aim to offer significant opportunities for boys to showcase their talents at events throughout the year. Boys are actively involved in the liturgical life of the school with 6th Form students leading weekly prayers.
There are approximately 1000 boys on the school roll, including over 200 in the Sixth Form. Most proceed to a Russell Group University and a number to Oxbridge.

We have an annual Presentation Evening to celebrate the achievements of our GCSE students and A Level students. We also have an annual awards evening for KS3/4 students in order to celebrate their activities and contributions to school life.

We are first and foremost, a Catholic college in the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and this permeates in all we do. I hope you gain a sense of our ethos from the information contained on our website.

I look forward to meeting you in the future.

D Rainey

School location

Hale Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 0HE