Head of Religious Studies and PSHE

Linton Village College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JB

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    21 April 2022

Job details

Contract type



Main Scale / Upper Pay Spine

Head of Religious Studies and PSHE job summary

We are seeking to appoint a capable, dynamic and creative individual with excellent subject knowledge and a passion for teaching Religious Studies and a commitment to delivering a high-quality RS and PSHE curriculum experience.

The appointed candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning and an ability to engage and inspire students of all ages and attainment levels.

The Religious Studies department achieves outstanding results in OCR GCSE Philosophy and Ethics, encourages critical and reflective thinking and fosters a culture of respect for different faiths and beliefs.

The successful candidate would work as part of an experienced and supportive team of Humanities teachers and would also lead the PSHE curriculum as part of a specialist PSHE teaching team.

Following the effective introduction of PSHE as a timetabled subject for all students this academic year, we are keen to appoint someone who will continue to lead and develop this highly valued aspect of the curriculum. This aspect of the role would provide excellent experience for a someone seeking to develop their experience of pastoral and whole-school leadership.

Linton Village College is a high-achieving comprehensive 11-16 school at the heart of its local community.

Ensuring a high-quality education for all of our students on a daily basis is our core priority. This is underpinned by a culture in which strong relationships, effective pastoral care and personal development
opportunities are of paramount importance. We are committed to offering enriching learning experiences and we strive for educational excellence.

We have very high expectations and provide a nurturing, friendly and supportive environment in which everyone can thrive and achieve.
We support colleagues’ professional learning in national programmes as well as through a broad in-school and Trust-wide training offer.

We also enjoy strong links with primary partner schools, sixth form colleges and the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Our membership of Anglian Learning provides further opportunities for career development and collaboration.

To find out more about this vacancy, please download an application form and information pack from our website at www.lvc.org. We welcome contact from interested candidates to discuss the role. Please contact
humanresources@lvc.org to make an appointment.

Requests for flexibility in working arrangements/patterns will be considered.

Applications must be submitted on the College’s application form; CVs will not be accepted. Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 23rd May 2022.

All staff share a commitment to Safeguarding and staff in regulated activity will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and a barred list check and other checks may be requested if applicable. We value diversity and
welcome applications from all, including those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act. Flexible working will be considered.

Additional allowances


Applying for the job

1. Complete the application form. This is available to download from our website. CVs will not be accepted.

2. Write a letter of application to the Principal, Helena Marsh, of no more than two sides of A4.

Please make reference to the person specification and job description and explain how your knowledge, skills, values and attributes make you well-suited to this role at Linton Village College.

3. Send your completed application form and letter to Human Resources, no later than 9am on Monday 23rd May 2022 to humanresources@lvc.org.

Please include the vacancy job title in the subject line and attach your application form and letter. Please do not send hyperlinks or other file formats.

4. References will normally be taken up for shortlisted candidates prior to the interview date. If you specifically indicate that you do not give consent to contact a referee prior to interview then the reference will only be taken up if you are successful at interview.

5. Please read our privacy notice for job applicants and our recruitment and selection policy on our vacancies page.

6. If you have any queries about the application process please contact Human Resources (humanresources@lvc.org)

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Supporting documents

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About Linton Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
863 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01223 891233

Linton Village College is situated on the outskirts of Cambridge. Our students come from a large number of primary schools in South Cambridgeshire and bordering Essex and Suffolk villages, plus the town of Haverhill.

There are excellent transport links and we have an expansive campus with lots of green spaces and some fabulous facilities including a beautiful library, science labs, dance studio and excellent sports amenities.

Our staff and students also benefit from links with the Granta Special School that is co-situated on our site.

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