- Teacher of Geography
- Teacher of Music, Junior School, Full Time/Part time (Maternity Cover)
- Visiting Music Instructor - Pipe Band Snare and Tenor Drum
- Early Years Practitioner
Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Reference Number: RGC/200107/GeoTeach
Applications are sought from creative and talented geographers to join the College’s successful and progressive Geography Department. This post would be suitable for a probationer, recently qualified or a more experienced teacher looking for a new challenge. The College and department are committed to providing professional development opportunities for all staff and a full programme of support is available. The start date for this position is as soon as possible or Friday 14 August 2020.
The Geography Department comprises five members of staff, with additional teaching from the Deputy Head. The Department has five purpose built classrooms and a resource/staff base. It is well resourced with all classrooms having interactive LED flatpanels in addition to an extensive collection of maps and books.
Geography is taught as part of a common course to all pupils in First and Second Year. From Third to Sixth Year, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses are offered, with Geography being a popular choice at all levels. Geology and Earth Science is incorporated into the Geography curriculum with further Geology taught as an interest course to S6 pupils. National 5 Environmental Science is being delivered jointly with the Biology Department for the first time this session and the hope is to run this again in 2020-21. Fieldwork is carried out by all pupils within Scotland, with an additional biennial trip to Iceland for pupils in S4 and S5.
The successful candidate will:
• Teach the full range of Geography courses to all year groups using a variety of active learning and teaching methods and techniques.
• Create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom which offers support, encouragement and progression to all pupils.
• Employ an appropriate range of assessment strategies as required by departmental, school and national requirements.
• Be proficient in using digital technology to deliver the Geography curriculum in the classroom and for outside learning, as well as an administrative tool.
• Contribute to curricular and cross-curricular developments, including developing teaching materials and planning courses.
• Be able to lead fieldwork activities for all year groups.
• Maintain appropriate records of pupil performance and assessment.
• Offer commitment and enthusiasm in a department where an emphasis on mutual support and sharing of ideas is long established.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies.
Applicants should be registered, or eligible for registration with the GTCS and will be expected to contribute and assist with the extra-curricular activities of the College and take a full part in school life. Salaries are based on SNCT scales with an enhanced RGC allowance.
Letters of application, accompanied by a CV with the names of two referees, should be addressed to HR Department, Robert Gordon’s College, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FE or apply online.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020
Reference Number: RGC/200107/MusMC
We have a fantastic opportunity for a part- time or full-time Music Teacher with an outstanding ability in music to join our Junior School as maternity cover from April 2020. In this post, you will be working with highly motivated and talented pupils enhancing their knowledge and passion for music. Two new well equipped Music Rooms are situated in the Junior School.
The successful candidate should have a sound knowledge of the Expressive Arts Curriculum (Music) and an appropriate Music Qualification. They should be a proficient piano player (at grade 5 level or above). Experience of teaching Primary Music and the ability to organise and prepare pupils for public performances is essential.
Music is offered as a core subject to all our Nursery and Primary age pupils on a weekly basis. You will also support and contribute to the wide and varied extra-curricular Performing Arts Programme at Robert Gordon's College.
Robert Gordon’s College has excellent standards of learning and teaching and staff are expected to bring out the best in pupils creatively, academically, personally and socially. The success of the learning process is due to the high expectations of responsive, caring and able teachers therefore, the highest standards of staff performance and professionalism are expected.
Applicants should be registered or eligible for registration, with the GTCS and will be expected to take a full part in the wider life of the school. Salaries are based on SNCT scales together with an enhanced RGC allowance.
To apply online please attach a current CV with details of two referees and a covering letter. The closing date for applications is 28th January 2020.
Reference Number: RGC/200110/PBInstructor
Robert Gordon's College Pipe Band is locally renowned for its regular participation in both school and external events and carries a high profile in Aberdeen and its surrounding areas. Our Pipe Band consists of pupils from our junior and senior schools.
We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly professional and committed snare and tenor drum instructor to join our pipeband tuition team as a visiting music instructor. Working on a part-time, self-employed basis, you will provide first class tuition to pupils on a direct fee basis. We pride ourselves on striving to support our pupils to be the best they can be and therefore expect that our music instructors will channel their energy towards teaching our pupils to the highest of standards, nurturing them educationally, socially and emotionally.
To apply online please attach a current CV with details of two referees and a covering letter.
This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.
Closing date: Tuesday 4th February 2020.
Reference Number: RGC/200117/EYP
This new post is an exciting opportunity for a conscientious and motivated individual to join us as part of our dedicated Nursery Team.
If you are enthusiastic about a career in Early Years and would like to join a professional and welcoming team, this could be the ideal job for you. We are looking for an individual who has the ability to be flexible and imaginative, and feels able to support play and learning in a dynamic and purpose-built childcare service. So, if you have a genuine interest in the needs of young children and how to respond appropriately to their needs, we would be delighted to receive your application.
At Robert Gordon’s College Nursery, we strive to create an environment where children can learn to feel self-confident, valued and respectful of others. You will help us to ensure the nursery provision continues to strive to be a sector leading example of care and education in an early years setting.
As an employee of Robert Gordon’s College, you will receive ongoing professional development, access to further training opportunities and regular support and mentoring sessions.
In this position, you are required to register with the SSSC and hold, or be willing to work towards an appropriate HNC or SVQ Level 3 in Social Services, Children and Young People. Offers of employment are subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups check.
To apply please complete a Robert Gordon’s College application form and submit it, along with a cover letter, to our dedicated recruitment team.
“It has been great to return to Robert Gordon’s College and take up my position as an Early Years Practitioner in the wonderful new Nursery that is now open all year round. I enjoy supporting the children in their individual learning and am eager to motivate them to try their best at all times. This year I am looking forwarding to helping further develop the children’s learning outdoors both in our dedicated play area at Schoolhill and through our weekly trips to our Countesswells Sports Fields.”
"Robert Gordon's College is an exceptional school where staff and pupil relationships are at the centre of learning. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by motivated learners who aim to be the best they can be in my subject and I have been fortunate to teach all areas of the curriculum from Nursery to S6. The College encourages you to share your passion with the pupils. In Netball, I have been supported to develop pupils of all abilities and it is always exciting when we make a national final or see one of our pupils gain a cap for their country. Robert Gordon's College gives me everything I would want as a teacher and I feel very privileged to be part of such an exciting and diverse community."
"Working at Robert Gordon's is a privilege. The opportunity to work in The Wood Foundation Centre for Science and Technology, and being surrounded on a daily basis by hard working pupils and staff, is truly inspiring. Not only has the College supported my career progression, they have also supported my pursuit of extra-curricular interests, allowing me to get involved outside of the classroom through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and gaining qualifications in outdoor pursuits such as skiing and mountain biking. The school motto of "be all you can be" really does apply to staff as well as the pupils."