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Reference number: RGC/200924/HeadBio
Closing Date: Tuesday 27th October 2020
The post of Head of the Biology Department will become available from January 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity for a new Head of Department 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 seven full-time and one part-time 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. The Head of Department has an office within the department.
Biology is taught discretely as part of a common course 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 are offered and all science teachers contribute to the teaching of P7 pupils from our Junior School. Presentations are in the region of 130 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.
Salary will be based on SNCT scales together with the Robert Gordon’s Allowance. Applicants should be registered or eligible for registration with the GTCS. 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. Assistance with relocation costs may be available to the successful candidate.
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.