Teacher of Biology

Edinburgh, Midlothian
22866 - 36480
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Communities and Families 
Teacher of Biology, fixed term 21.03.2020
James Gillespie's High School
Salary: £22,866 - £36,480
Hours: 35

James Gillespie’s High School, founded in 1803, sits in the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Our catchment-area includes many of its glories – Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the University of Edinburgh, the National Gallery and even the Scottish Parliament. Over the 215 years of its history the school has retained a unique status amongst Edinburgh people, with a consistent ethos of high educational standards and valuing students’ individual talents and strengths. We continue to be one of the most sought after schools in the country and, since becoming comprehensive in the 70s, we have continued to be a successful, culturally diverse school, educating and meeting the needs and aspirations of boys and girls from aged 11 to 18 years of age. Our students describe us a great school, visitors regularly comment on their ease and friendliness and we have very many distinguished former pupils. The multicultural mix, which has evolved over our long history, has been a vast source of strength to the school. A sense of ownership and pride in the school is amply illustrated by the sustained school roll and waiting list to enrol. James Gillespie’s 18th century vision for inclusion and high quality education endures and continues in the new school campus which was completed in August 2016.

The successful candidate for this maternity cover, temporary, full time post will be an experienced Teacher of Biology. The successful candidates will be energetic and enthusiastic and able to contribute to the Biology Department, the Science Faculty and the school. Experience of teaching up to Advanced Higher level is desirable. We anticipate a start date of mid-March 2019 and for the post to run for approximately one year.

Knowledge of Gaelic language and culture would be advantageous.

Details about the school and our wide range of activities can be found on our website:

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

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