• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£25,714 - £41,604 plus TLR of £3,807

Job summary

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in University Technical College Norfolk.

We are launching a brand-new Health Futures course this September and we are looking for a dynamic and driven teacher to lead it. The initial interest in the course from students – and from employers – has exceeded all expectations and we really feel that, with the right leader, this could be huge! If you are looking for a career defining role, then this leader could be you!
The Health Futures course is based around the BTEC in Applied Science but also incorporates high levels of employer involvement and real-world problem solving to build students’ employability skills. It is designed to support young people to progress via university or an apprenticeship to the many health and science careers available locally and nationally.
UTCN exists to develop the next generation of health professionals and engineers. With a fabulous £10m building and £1.3m of specialist equipment, that’s exactly what we are achieving. We’ve been open six years and we are already one of the top performing UTCs in the country. We have an established specialism in engineering, but we also cater for 14-19 age students with an interest in STEM subjects. UTCN was graded ‘Good’, by OFSTED, across all areas in May 2019.
Subject specialism is less important than leadership skill and colleagues with any science specialism are encouraged to apply. Indeed, this role may appeal to a colleague with an industry background who would like to get into teaching and full support will be provided if this is the case.
The Science Faculty is well resourced and is staffed by two Chemists, a Biologist and a Physicist as well as an experienced technician. It is anticipated that all Science teaching colleagues will participate in the delivery of the BTEC Applied Science course. The Health Futures course will also be strongly supported by our dedicated Employer Engagement Co-ordinator.
As well as making a real difference to young people’s lives, I believe that UTCN is a great place to work. But don’t take my word for it! In our November 2020 (anonymous) Staff Survey, 97% of staff strongly agreed (61%) or agreed (33%) with the statement: ‘I enjoy working at this school.’
If we can provide any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to talk further.

Employee benefits

Basic Salary
UTCN has its own salary scale which ranges from £25,714 - £41,604 plus a TLR of £3,807.
Progression on this scale is dependent on professional development and student outcomes.
Salaries are paid in twelve equal instalments on the 19th day of the month by direct credit transfer.

Additional Remuneration
Individual performance is rewarded through the UTCN Performance Management scheme. In addition, every year, three collegiate targets will be set which will attract a bonus. These targets will be the same for all UTCN staff.

Other Benefits
Teaching staff will continue as members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. UTCN staff will also benefit from membership of BHSF, a health scheme.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
334 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01603 580282

About University Technical College Norfolk

University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN) is an exciting school created to developing tomorrow’s engineering and technology specialists. UTCN provides a comprehensive educational foundation for any student who has interest in engineering, science, technology, maths or computing.

Arranging a visit to University Technical College Norfolk

The UTC Norfolk website is: www.utcn.org.uk

You will also find our Twitter feed a useful source of information: @utcnorfolk

More information about the UTC programme and the Baker Dearing Trust can be found at www.utcolleges.org

To arrange an informal discussion about this role, please contact Alison Howes, PA to the Headteacher on 01603 580280 or via alison.howes@utcn.org.uk
During the interview process, there will be the opportunity to see the building and meet key staff, however, if you would like to visit UTCN prior to application, please contact Alison as above.

School location

Old Hall Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6FF

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