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Ref no:
SIC07370
Published:
18/06/2024
Closes:
02/07/2024
Location:
Whalsay School Symbister Whalsay Shetland, ZE2 9AQ
Rate:
£21.25 - £31.15 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Part Time
Hours:
21 hours per week

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Are you an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring Teacher of Home Economics with the skills, confidence and energy to make a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people? If so, the Shetland Islands Council is offering an exciting opportunity to work at excellently resourced Whalsay School.

Our beautiful location offers great opportunities for learning and we benefit from an excellently resourced school, at the heart of a caring, supportive community.

  • A relocation package applies to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within the UK

Whalsay School is a non-denominational school located in Symbister, Whalsay. It provides nursery, primary and secondary education up to S4 for children from the whole island of Whalsay. The structure of the school is 2 nursery classes, 5 composite primary classes and S1-4 secondary classes. There is currently a total of 151 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and 2 Depute Head Teachers. The current staffing complement is 17 teachers assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. The current Head Teacher is Mrs Leanne Moss. Further information can be found on the schools website at https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/sh/whalsayschoolweb/

Candidates should detail in their application whether they currently hold registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). If not, candidates should detail in their application whether they have sought confirmation that they will be able to be registered with the GTCS.

As well as the relevant qualifications and experience, qualities we are looking for in the successful candidate are: vision, energy, initiative, good communication skills and self-discipline.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.6669 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 21.0 Hours per Week
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) prior to starting in post
  • We would welcome applications from flexible route probationers
  • We are happy to talk flexible working
  • FTE of Post - 0.6
  • Class Information - Secondary 1- 4
  • Sector/Subject Specialism - Home Economics
  • Qualification Requirement - GTCS registration in Home Economics

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Whalsay School, Whalsay, Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Leanne Moss, Acting Head Teacher on 01595 743800 or e-mail leanne.moss2@shetland.gov.uk

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

  • Teaching in Shetland: here
  • Living and working in Shetland: here
  • Shetland Islands Council: here

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