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Teacher of Mathematics

Merchiston Castle School, City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 29/06/2022 at 11:59 pm

Merchiston Castle School
294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Dale Cartwright
Deputy Head, Teaching & Learning

0131 312 2219

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Merchiston Castle School is seeking to appoint a dynamic teacher to our thriving Mathematics Department.

As Scotland’s only independent boarding school for boys, Merchiston’s genuine focus is on the needs of each pupil and understanding how to help him thrive. With the support of our caring community, each boy is encouraged to unearth his talents, pursue excellence and flourish in myriad ways.

The successful candidate will play an integral role in the Mathematics Department, teaching the subject up to A Level. The successful candidate will have a proven record of successful teaching practices and tailoring programmes to pupils’ needs. They will demonstrate commitment to safeguarding children and young people, excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for education.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

We can offer a highly competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous pension scheme, fee reductions, high quality free lunches and a range of other additional employee discounts.

For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website: You can also view the School Prospectus and Location in the attachments below.

Please email your completed Application Form, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Self-Declaration Form to

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date. Merchiston reserves the right to appoint ahead of the closing date and thus early applications for this role are advisable.

Interested candidates can contact the Deputy Head Learning and Teaching, Dale Cartwright, at, should they wish to discuss this post further informally.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 June at 5pm

About the School

Merchiston is a boys’ school in Scotland offering the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension.

Merchiston takes pride in specialising in the education of boys and has an impressive record of helping boys excel far beyond their expected results at GCSE/IGCSE and A Level. Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing environment, where they will learn to like learning more.

With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect for and tolerance of others.

The main objective is to motivate pupils to try their hardest and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas - firstly academic, then cultural, sporting, leadership, and simply living together as a community.