Teacher of Science

  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: £18,000 to £27,915
  • Location: The Observatory School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 0.6 fte hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/269205

MPS/UPS plus SEN1 (£2539)
0.6 FTE 

The Observatory School is looking to appoint a Science Teacher to work within the school's Knowledge curriculum faculty. This could be either part time or full time if you have ability to deliver across other curricular areas and this should be indicated on your application. 

This job comes at the most critical junction in the school's development, where we are spearheading the development and opening of the third campus whilst we are still building the second. 

You will play a key part in this journey and will be supported by an exceptional Science leader, a wider Knowledge faculty team and a team of Assistant Headteachers, Heads of School, Executive Headteacher and Governors. 

You will form an important link between the Leasowe and Vyner Campus. In the first instance you will work at the Vyner Campus, but from September 24 your main place of work will be at the Leasowe Campus in a brand new state of the art science teaching laboratory delivering science to KS3 students. It is hoped that you will also play a role in nurturing a love of science for KS2 learners. 

As a member of our Science Department, you will not only deliver captivating lessons but will also have the incredible opportunity to lead and participate in our award-winning extra-curricular STEM activities. Our dedicated STEM team has garnered prestigious trophies at both regional and national levels, showcasing their exceptional talent in events such as the FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge. You will also be technically skilled and able to manage your own prep-room work.

Your knowledge, skills and experience are important, but so will be your emotional intelligence and resilience. Expectations will be high, challenges you have never faced before will come from all directions and the expectation will be on you to meet them in line with the vision of school. 

The Observatory School is an extraordinary place of work and to meet our team's expectations, you will be an extraordinary individual with a proven track record. In return we offer the opportunity to work with our area's most extraordinary children, we will say, the area's most resilient and cohesive and supportive staff team and a working day is never the same as the last. 

The school is truly a remarkable place and if you feel you would like to embark on the adventure, please take the opportunity visit the school before application. This can be arranged by emailing Kate Smith - HR Manager hr@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk 

Closing date for the vacancy is 1st March 2024 with commencement date of 15th April 2024, although this is negotiable. Due to high volumes of applications, the school will be operating a rolling interview process whereby candidates may be invited to interview following receipt of their application should the essential criteria be met. Fully completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application, no longer than two sides of A4 and submitted to recruitment@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk

The school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of our children and expects the same level of commitment from all staff. 
This post is subject to an Enhanced Level CRB check.
All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability
The Observatory School
Bidston Village Road
CH43 7QT
Tel: 0151 652 7093
Email: schooloffice@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk

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