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Teacher of Mathematics

Merchiston Castle School, City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 23/09/2021 at 5:30 pm

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

Sophie Revesz
HR Manager

0131 312 2138

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Merchiston Castle School is seeking to appoint a dynamic teacher to join our thriving Mathematics department. The successful candidate will start Lent Term 2022. 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 their subject at all levels including IGCSE and A Level and making a significant contribution to Junior Mathematics. They 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, please see the Job Description and Person Specification on the School website.

Please e-mail 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.

Applications from probationer teachers are welcome.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23 September 2021, 5pm. The date for first round of interviews will be confirmed thereafter.  

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.