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Schoolhill, AB10 1FE
SNCT Scale + RGC Allowance
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

The post of Head of the Biology Department will become available from August 2021. This is a

fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual looking to take the next steps in

leadership to work with a highly committed team, driving forward world class education in some of

the finest new facilities in the United Kingdom. This is a full time, permanent post. The Biology Department has eight members of teaching staff, including the Head of Department and an Assistant Head of Department, and one science technician.  

The Biology Department is housed on the second floor of the Wood Foundation Centre for Science

and Technology which is part of a very large and ambitious upgrade of STEM teaching

accommodation. The state of the art laboratory and teaching space is at the leading edge for the

delivery of the highest quality of learning and teaching, and represents Britain’s biggest new science

teaching facility at this level. There are seven purpose built teaching laboratories with ICT and

teaching facilities, a Sixth Form laboratory, a department base and extensive storage.

Biology is taught discretely in S1-S2, National 5 Biology is delivered over two years in S3-S4 and, in

S5-S6, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in Biology and Human Biology are offered. All science

teachers contribute to the teaching of P7 pupils from our Junior School. Presentations are in the

region of 140 at National 5, 80 at Higher, and 45 at Advanced Higher Biology.  

Although responsible to the Head of College, the Head of Department’s direct link with the Senior

Management Team is via one of the Deputy Heads.

The College and Department are committed to providing excellent professional development

opportunities for staff.  

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.

Salary will be based on SNCT Principal Teacher Scale point 5, together with the Robert Gordon’s

Allowance, currently an additional 4% of salary. Candidates will be expected to be willing to assist with Extra-Curricular Activities and/or Games, and to play a full part in the wider life of the school.

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 GTCS.

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 Tuesday, 9th March 2021.

Further information on this position is available by using the ‘Request more information’ tab on the

advert for this post on our website, or contact Frances Winter (