Teacher of Criminology and Sociology

Status: Full-time and permanent 32.5 hours per week
Salary: £25,714 to £41,604 (dependent on experience)
Location: Thomas Rotherham College
Closing date: 3rd March 2021, 12:00pm

Thomas Rotherham College is the largest sixth form college provider in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We have a tradition of achievement and aim to provide a future of opportunity to all our students.

Sociology has continued to be a very popular subject area within the college’s curriculum. In response to increasing student interest, WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Criminology was introduced in September 2017 and has now expanded to become one of the most popular courses at TRC. With the growing popularity of the Criminology course, an opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic and high-quality teacher to the department, capable of teaching across the two subject areas. However, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will teach for most of their time on the Criminology course.

We offer AQA Sociology currently with optional units on family and media.  There are 4 groups in Year 12 and 3 groups in Year 13.  We are expecting these numbers to rise in 2021/22.

All classes are taught in well-resourced and dedicated teaching rooms with a dedicated computer access classroom for Criminology classes. There is also a dedicated faculty team office/workroom.

The work is varied and requires an individual approach to each student’s support needs in order to develop an individual learning plan that is applicable to the underpinning skills of their course.  The range of courses include, A-levels, AS levels and GCSEs. The successful candidate would become part of the Humanities Faculty that incorporates History, Politics, Criminology, Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

The successful candidate will be student focussed and will contribute to the continuing development of high-quality provision of the Faculty.

The College is part of Inspire Trust which includes Oakwood High School and Sitwell Junior School, a truly community-based Trust.  As a Trust we are committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our students and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held Tuesday 16 March 2021.  Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available on our website at https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/thomas-rotherham-college-vacancies/

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments.  We will not accept applications from Agencies. All candidates must complete our online application form in full.

COVID restrictions – Under the present circumstances, we have had to adopt our recruitment procedures. Candidates who would like to visit the site are welcome to contact g.jones@inspiretrust.uk to facilitate this although interested applicants should be aware that very few students are currently on site.

Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)