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Teacher of Chemistry

Closing date for applications: 2 June 2017

Job Description

 The role:

  •  Bellerbys College, Brighton
  • Full time permanent. £32,555-£37,127
  • Teaching GCSE, A Level and on our own Foundation course
  • Reporting to the Head of the Science Faculty, the Teacher of Chemistry would work alongside other members of the Science Department
  • A willingness to contribute to our extensive enrichment programme would be essential

Job purpose:

  • Keep abreast with changes to syllabus for each of the courses taught.
  • Help students establish serious work habits by setting a professional example.
  • Set demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work.
  • Teach to an appropriate level, ensuring the course is delivered in time for exam practice.
  • Mark student work with constructive comments.
  • Keep accurate registers (using Progresso) and mark books.
  • Write reports for students – twice termly for first two terms in a year; once per term for summer terms.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Write appropriately stimulating and challenging Schemes of Work for Chemistry
  • Effective delivery of courses
  • Ensuring students’ notes are appropriate and well-organised
  • Marking student work and returning within agreed deadlines
  • Marking exams and/or coursework and accurately recording
  • Furnish detailed comments for UCAS applications when requested
  • Liaising with the Head of Faculty, Programme Manager & Exams Officer as appropriate to make exam entries for students taught
  • Writing academic reports as required
  • Using educational technology in teaching, including interactive whiteboard with StudySmart
  • Ensure students have appropriate textbooks, liaising with Head of the Science Faculty as
  • Ensure a punctual start and finish of classes
  • Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, standards of punctuality and
  • Demonstrate a high level of motivation and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Attend regular Faculty and staff meetings, and events
  • Be proactive in taking responsibility for matters relating to health & safety
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonable assigned (e.g. cover, invigilation etc.)
  • Keep accurate daily online and paper registers, and submit registers weekly
  • Tutor duties may be required – dependent on role and college (pastoral and HE guidance pending term and group)
  • Other related activities as may be reasonably requested by the Head of Faculty


  • Highly motivated
  • Team player
  • Ability to adapt to change

Selection Criteria

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience of teaching Chemistry is essential
  • Experience of teaching Science desirable but not essential

Qualifications and Training

  • Good first degree is essential
  • Good first degree in Chemistry is desirable but not essential
  • Teaching qualification is desirable but not essential

Experience Required

  • Experience of teaching Chemistry is essential
  • Experience of teaching Science desirable but not essential

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and as such all staff will be expected to undergo basic safeguard training and operate within these guidelines.


Please apply with a completed application form send to

Interviews will be held as soon as possible, following application.

Application deadline 2 June 2017