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Teacher of History & Modern Studies (full-time, permanent)

St Columba's School , Inverclyde

Vacancy details

Please apply before 22/02/2019 at 12:00 pm

Duchal Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4AU

Rob Arbuckle
Head of Humanities

01505 872238

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Vacancy Description / Summary

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of History and Modern Studies to join our highly successful Humanities Faculty from August 2019.

The Humanities Faculty currently consists of one full time teacher of History; one full-time teacher of History and Modern Studies; one full-time teacher of Modern Studies; one part-time teacher of History; one full and one part-time teacher of Geography; one part-time teacher of Geography and RMPS and one part-time teacher of Business Management.

The Humanities Faculty is highly regarded within the school community teaching pupils in Transitus (Primary 7) through to Senior VI.

Candidates are presented for National 5 History and Modern Studies in SIV; candidates take seven National 5 subjects during SIII and SIV. Higher grade is offered to SV pupils and Advanced Higher in SVI. Results at all stages are excellent. The Faculty provides enrichment to the curriculum through participation in various local and country wide competitions.

The post is aligned to the SNCT scales, reviewed in April each year; with a further St Columba’s enhancement. Fee restriction of 50 per cent is granted for the education of the children of members of the teaching staff after one year’s service. Energy, vision, good communication skills and the ability to motivate pupils will be crucial attributes for the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of the School.

The School has a comprehensive Professional Review and CPD programme in place.

Letters of application and CVs with the names and email addresses of two referees should be sent to the Rector by noon on Friday, 22 February 2019 either by email to or by post to St Columba’s School, Duchal Road, Kilmacolm PA13 4AU. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 4 March 2019.

Please note that applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland. The appointment will be subject to membership of The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Candidates are welcome to contact Mr Rob Arbuckle, to discuss the post informally. Please note that the School will be closed for half-term from 18th February therefore initial contact should be made by email to

About the School

St Columba's School is an HMC coeducational independent day school for pupils aged 3-18, located in Kilmacolm on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Consistently ranked within the top independent schools in Scotland, St Columba’s is renowned for its first class education and academic excellence. With national representation at sport, music, debating and public speaking, St Columba’s leads the way both in the classroom and beyond.

Our size is one of our many strengths - with under 700 pupils each child is known by name and recognised as an individual. Our beautiful countryside location and excellent educational experience create a school environment that is challenging and vibrant, allowing each pupil to realise their full potential, grow and flourish. We offer wraparound care from 7.30am-6pm, financial assistance and an extensive coach service is available.