This job expired on 13 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Food Technology

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Teaching Position (32.5 Hours)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,820 - £46,525

Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2B (£5,356)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • School: Westlands Secondary School
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2B
  • Permanent; Full Time

This post attracts a TLR2b payment, currently £5356 per annum.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and effective Head of Department who can lead our team of specialist Food, Catering and Hospitality teachers. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher with high expectations, and they should possess the skills needed to help develop the curriculum and move the already successful department further forward.

Westlands is an 11-18 coeducational, Swale Academies Trust School which is heavily oversubscribed and has an excellent local reputation.

The successful candidate will teach Food Technology across the age and ability range within Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) and the popular Key Stage 4 Hospitality and Catering qualification.

They will be joining a well-resourced and highly successful department and should have the drive and commitment to maintain and continue to improve the current success rate whilst looking to develop and expand the curriculum in the future.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • can create, implement and deliver an inspiring curriculum in a vibrant learning environment;
  • have evidence of measurable impact as a teacher and/or middle leader;
  • have obtained at least a high-quality degree in a technology subject
  • have relevant teaching experience and QTS.
  • have high expectations and aspirations for all students;
  • are committed to our vision to ensure student well-being and good progress is at the heart of everything we do.

What the school offers its staff

Join us and benefit from:

  • a friendly, supportive and committed team;
  • a well-run department where pupils achieve exceptionally well;
  • dedicated food technology teaching spaces and a full-time technician who supports the team;
  • pupils who enjoy learning in a dynamic and exciting school;
  • teaching a subject that is very popular in Key Stage 4;
  • an excellent CPD programme, which gives all staff the opportunity to study further;
  • being part of a highly successful trust.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Peter Humphries atpeter.humphries@swale.ator 01795 477475.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contactrecruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: 16th October 2023

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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 Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1784 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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