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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 April 2024

Job details

Job role

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Business studies, Economics, Politics

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30, 000 and £46, 525

Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2B = £5348

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications, educational, training

  • Good Honours Degree in relevant discipline or relevant experience.
  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Qualified/able to teach up to Key Stage 5 in two out of the three subjects.
  • Can clearly demonstrate high order preparation for a Middle Management position through relevant professional development / inset / experience.

  • Relevant experience

  • Subject leader / Key stage leader / second in faculty / SENDCo / ECT or ITTT Mentor / other whole school experience.

  • School development planning/ monitoring and evaluation/ data analysis and target setting/ policy development and implementation.

  • Can articulate a clear vision for the department as well as articulating areas of strength and for development.

  • Can clearly demonstrate in letter of application being highly successful and effective in current or most recent post either in department/faculty, pastoral areas or within the school as a whole.
  • Experience of teaching up to key stage 5 in one of the three subjects.
  • Experience of teaching up to key stage 5 in two of the three subjects. (see above that being qualified / able to teach two of the subjects is essential)

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • The leadership and management of others within the context and beliefs of Christian values.
  • Strategies for leading and managing school or departmental improvement.

  • Knowledge of recent subject specific issues and of current resources for teaching social sciences.

  • The principles of effective teaching and assessment.

  • Ability to use a range of effective pedagogy to engage and inspire students.

  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of what makes a highly effective curriculum in all three subjects.

  • Ability to assess diagnostically and accurately to ensure all students make expected progress

  • Ability to exercise control in the classroom and encourage good behaviour.

  • An enthusiasm for Social Sciences in general and the ability to generate this in others.

  • Involvement in school working parties or research groups.


  • Commitment to demonstrating a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Personal and Professional Attributes

  • Think strategically to create a coherent vision.
  • Demonstrate Christian values, uphold the college mission statement and be a role model for others.
  • Demonstrate personal enthusiasm and commitment to leadership for development.
  • Demonstrate a positive approach to challenge, which seeks solutions to problems and addressed difficulties with cheerfulness and good humour.
  • Promote and maintain effective relationships between staff and parents as well as a professional, respected relationship with students.
  • Ability to act on instruction but also to demonstrate initiative and take action as necessary.
  • Inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others to carry forward the shared vision.

  • Demonstrate an awareness of how to report, manage and resolve issues effectively.
  • Prioritise, plan and organise self and others while working as part of a team.
  • Think creatively in order to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Foster an open, fair and equitable culture, managing conflict where necessary.
  • Accepting of responsibility, listen to and reflect on feedback.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate to a range of audiences and in a range of media.
  • Ability to act on instruction.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgement.
  • Approachable and readily accessible.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to be involved in change and work under pressure.
  • Commitment to high standard of pastoral care.
  • A commitment to maintaining confidentiality and discretion inside and outside school.
  • To be able to work as part of a team.
  • A commitment to leading on extra-curricular and super-curricular activities life of the school.
  • Involvement in the school as part of the wider community.
  • Involvement in the school working parties/research groups.
  • Model an effective work/life balance and promote the importance and necessity of staff wellbeing.


  • To support and develop the distinctive ethos of St Ambrose College as an Edmund Rice School and to promote a positive image of the school.

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to ensuring that our employees work in an environment that is inclusive, supportive and respectful. Staff have the opportunity to work with engaged and motivated learners with the ethos of Blessed Edmund Rice at its heart.

St Ambrose College is a well-ordered caring community where self-discipline is emphasised and students are enabled to take responsibility for their own actions following a reasoned set of Christian values and principles.

The state of the art building located in Hale Barns opposite Hale Croft Park sits within idyllic grounds with secure free parking available on-site for staff. The college boasts exceptional sporting facilities including a swimming pool, tennis courts and 4-G rugby/football pitches. Hale Barns village is within close proximity of the college which includes a supermarket, post office and a number of eateries

Throughout each academic year staff have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational, spiritual and recreational trips, which have previously included visiting America, Austria, Australia, Barcelona, Belgium, France, Indonesia and South Africa. We also engage in a number of charitable events to support our local community. Frequent opportunities are available for staff to develop their own faith.

New staff are welcomed to St Ambrose College with an outstanding induction programme. The Staff Association organises a number of staff events to promote positive working relationships and wellbeing. Staff enjoy the benefit of a generous and flexible Leave of Absence policy. Health professions visit the college annually to administer Flu vaccinations which are offered to staff free of charge.

Staff work together and value the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of students in a positive and vibrate environment that promotes respect for the whole community.

“Staff speak passionately about how privileged they feel to work at the college and the

pleasure they get teaching the pupils, but also working with them in the many extracurricular activities that they offer outside of lessons.” (Denominational inspection 2021)

“Relationships across the college, at all levels, are exceptionally positive and respectful” (Denominational inspection 2021)

“Newly appointed staff embrace the distinctive Edmund Rice ethos, helped by the example of staff who have been at the college for many years. The induction programme is delivered by the chaplain and the leadership team and the feedback for this is overwhelmingly positive.” (Denominational inspection 2021) “Staff are very supportive of leaders. They believe that leaders are considerate of their workload. They feel valued.” (Ofsted 2020)

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Saint Ambrose College

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1082 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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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

Arranging a visit to Saint Ambrose College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@st-ambrosecollege.org.uk.

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