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Teacher of PE

Job Description

Robert Gordon’s College is seeking a full time, permanent Teacher of PE to start on 28 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The role demands a background in or willingness to teach rugby and experience in teaching a wide curriculum to Junior and Senior School pupils. The successful applicant will be expected to create an effective working environment which offers support and encouragement to all pupils. They will be expected to be fully involved in extra-curricular activities including coaching and organising sports to a high level.

The department comprises eleven full-time and two part-time members of staff; three full-time games coaches and variable numbers of part-time coaches termly, depending upon demand.  In addition, the department employs a small team of part-time swimming instructors. 

The PE department is involved in teaching a wide programme in both Junior and Senior schools.  Currently all Junior School classes are taught co-educationally whilst S1 – S5 are taught in single sex groups. Higher Grade PE is offered co-educationally in the Sixth Year and has proved very successful. 

The department is strongly committed to extra-curricular activities with a high standard of performance being produced at local and national level.  In particular, in rugby, netball, athletics, swimming and in girls’ and boys’ hockey, the College has gained regular success and produced a number of international performers. 

At our Schoohill site the PE department has two gymnasia and an indoor swimming pool. The indoor facilities will shortly be redeveloped in the College’s next major building project into state of the art facilities.

At our Countesswells site – a 39 acre purpose built playing fields complex situated three miles from school – there are eight rugby pitches, two floodlit astroturf hockey pitches, five grass hockey pitches, all-weather athletics and cricket areas, a 360 seater stand with a large hall underneath and a fully equipped pavilion.

Salaries will be based on SNCT scales together with a Robert Gordon’s Allowance. Candidates will be expected to contribute to take a full part in school life.

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. 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27 August 2019.  Please quote reference number: RGC/190816/TeachPE 


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Science Technician

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Robert Gordon’s College is seeking a full-time Science Technician to work in the Physics Department. The post is available from the start of session 2019/20.  This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic technician to expand their experience by working with a highly regarded department in providing excellent science education in superb facilities. This is a permanent full time post, working term-times plus two weeks. 

The position supports five full-time and one part-time members of teaching staff, including the Head of Department and an Assistant Head of Department within the Physics department.  

The Physics Department is housed on the ground floor of the new 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 brand new ICT and teaching facilities, a Sixth Form laboratory, a department base and extensive storage.  

Physics is taught discretely as part of a common course in S1-S2, National 5 Physics is delivered over two years in S3-S4 and, in S5-S6, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in Physics are offered. 

The Science Technician is responsible directly to the Head of Department and works within the department in close liaison with teaching staff and other technical support staff across the Science and Technology Departments.

The College and Department are committed to providing excellent professional development opportunities for all staff.  

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.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 August 2019. Please quote ref. RGC/190808/SCITECH.

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Lyndsey Maclean, Teacher of Technology

"Robert Gordon’s College has given me the opportunity to work with exceptional pupils and provided a great support structure for developing my career. My creative and technical background has been embraced and allowed me to flourish with activities such as training at the educators course in NuVu, Boston MA. and helping me to expand to teach not only Technology but also Art."