A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)

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VACANCY: TEACHER OF Design Technology (Product Design) with some Head of Dept. responsibilities.

Date posted: 10th May 2019.

Closing Date: 12 noon, 24th May 2019

Start date: 
September 2019

Contract type:
 Full time

Contract term: Fixed term - Maternity Cover commencing September 2019 (two full terms initially)

Salary: Commensurate with experience and in line with the market rate (Teachers Payscale).

The Role

St John's College is a leading independent school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18. With 550 pupils on its roll, St John’s is the Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral and seeks to appoint an experienced DT specialist (specifically Product Design) to join our Design and Technology Department, to teach across the ability range and up to and including KS5. The successful candidate will also be experienced in undertaking Head of Department duties, including supporting the Assistant Head Academic with the departmental development plan and monitoring the quality of provision across the department (which currently comprises of 1 other member of teaching staff and a part-time technician.)

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the capacity to inspire and develop pupils and will have demonstrable experience in delivering strong results. Familiarity with the WJEC specification and experience in working with/alongside other departments to put together and deliver STEM-based initiatives is particularly advantageous.

St John’s College, Cardiff is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please return a fully completed application form and covering letter of application to Mark Edwards – Cover & Business Support Manager – medwards@stjohnscollegecardiff.com

If you require this document in an alternative format, please also contact Mr Edwards directly on the email address above, or contact the College reception team on 02920 778 936.

The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 10th May; the College reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications.

APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO CHILD PROTECTION SCREENING APPROPRIATE TO THE POST INCLUDING CHECKS WITH PAST EMPLOYERS AND THE DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE.

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