Head of Social Sciences

West Somerset College, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6AY

3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Qualified Teachers’ Pay Scale

Additional allowances

TLR 2a (£2,667 per annum)

Head of Social Sciences job summary

West Somerset College is an all-inclusive College catering for 13- to 18-year-olds, situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

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Full-time and permanent

Qualified Teachers’ Pay Scale, plus TLR 2a (£2,667 per annum)

Starting January 2023

At West Somerset College we aim to provide a rich and varied education for all of our students. We believe that ensuring students realise their full potential depends upon a continuous drive for excellence by our staff.

You will need to be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a good track record of positive outcomes at Key Stages 4 and 5, but be looking for a new challenge. You might already have some experience of leading a whole school initiative or mentoring/coaching colleagues and be looking to gain some leadership experience in a school that is in the pursuit of excellence. Experience of teaching Sociology and Health and Social Care would be advantageous.

You will need to have the ability to inspire and develop both staff and students in order to raise standards and maximise potential.

What we offer:

  • Employee Rewards scheme – High Street discounts, Staff Wellbeing centre
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • A Trust wide leadership competencies framework
  • A professional leadership development coach
  • A Trust wide staff wellbeing policy
  • Personalised professional development supported by an exceptional team within the Academy and driven through The Continual Professional Growth Policy which replaces appraisal and pay progression

Please note, that although we are ideally looking for a full-time colleague, we are open to discussing flexible working options.

Further details and an application pack can be found in ‘Vacancies’ in the ‘Information’ section at:


Closing Date for applications: Midday, Friday 7th October 2022

West Somerset College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment. Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.

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Further details and an application pack can be found in ‘Vacancies’ in the ‘Information’ section at:


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About West Somerset College

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
744 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19

The West Somerset Community College is the only secondary school serving the district of West Somerset. Our 660 square kilometers catchment area includes two-thirds of the Exmoor National Park and part of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the coastal towns of Minehead and Watchet. This is a sparsely-populated rural area, with obvious attractions to lovers of the countryside and outdoor activities.

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