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Teacher of Business Education (Part-time)

Robert Gordon's College , City of Aberdeen

Vacancy details

Please apply before 12/05/2021 at 11:59 pm

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FE

Frances winter
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Vacancy Description / Summary


A highly committed, enthusiastic Business Education teacher is required to join a thriving department of four other members of staff. This is a permanent part-time (0.5 FTE) position. The post is available from 16 August 2021.

The three subjects available in the department – Accounting, Business Management and Economics - are offered at National 5 level in S3/S4 and at Higher level in S5 and S6.

Courses in Advanced Higher Accounting, Advanced Higher Economics and Advanced Higher Business Management are offered to pupils in S6 who have shown significant aptitude and interest. The department actively engages with the world ‘beyond the classroom’ to ensure that its pupils are academically and socially prepared to meet the challenges of education, work and life.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of Business Education at the College through an ability to undertake successfully the following tasks:

To be committed to teaching Business Education classes at a range of levels and using a variety of teaching strategies

To create an effective teaching and learning environment which offers support and encouragement to pupils

To be involved in developing teaching materials, planning courses and identifying departmental priorities

To support the contribution made by the Business Education Department to the broad-based curriculum of the College and also to the experience and skills development of its pupils

To maintain appropriate records of pupil performance and assessment

To contribute to curricular developments and professional learning activities

To share responsibility with all colleagues for the maintenance of good discipline

To show commitment and enthusiasm in working as part of the departmental team.

Our Values and Approach

At Robert Gordon’s College we believe that diversity drives innovation and a strong community. We welcome applications from all candidates with the required professional qualifications and experience. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day as we strive to ensure our staff and pupils all feel equally valued and important. The College provides excellent professional development opportunities and supports staff who want to pursue ongoing training or qualifications.

This post is subject to the safe recruitment process required by the regulatory bodies associated with the services operated at Robert Gordon’s College, including a PVG check.

Candidates must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. They will be expected to assist with extra-curricular activities and/or Games, and to play a full part in the wider life of the College. Applications from probationers, NQTs and experienced teachers are welcomed, and previous experience in an independent school is not a requirement.

To apply for this post, please complete an application form and submit it, along with your CV and a covering letter explaining your reason for applying, via the ‘Apply Now’ section of our website. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Further information on this position is available by using the ‘Request more information’ tab on the advert for this post on our website.

About the School

Robert Gordon's College is an HMC independent co-educational day school in the heart of Aberdeen, founded in 1750. The school educates around 1,600 girls and boys aged 3 - 18. Pupils benefit from opportunity and choice via curriculum breadth and a wide range of sports, clubs and societies. We are a community with parent, teacher and pupil relationships at our core. Pupils are encouraged to develop their individual strengths in keeping with our motto of 'be all you can be'. The College has global partnerships with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) schools alliance, and has a network of over 8,000 Gordonians worldwide.