Principal Teacher of Business Education

Principal Teacher of Business Education
Full Time; Permanent Position

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Principal Teacher of Business Education to lead our successful Department.

As Head of Department, the Principal Teacher is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Department in all its aspects, including the key areas of curriculum development and delivery, policy and administration, management of resources, ethos and discipline, and staff development within the Department. The line manager for Principal Teachers is the Director of Studies.

In addition to excellent proven teaching skills in the range of Business Education subjects, the successful candidate will demonstrate a sound understanding of current curricular issues in Scottish education in general as well as those relating to the teaching of Business Education. He/she must be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills, including a commitment to quality assurance, self-evaluation and staff development
  • Be adaptable, flexible and able to manage change in pursuing a high quality provision of Business Education at Heriot's
  • Show a vision for the further development of the Department
  • Articulate the place of Business Education in the curriculum and what the subjects should seek to achieve in a child's education.

The Business Education Department is staffed by three full-time and three part-time specialist teachers, including the Head of Department.

Business Education is introduced with a general Business course in S2. Certificate courses begin in S3 working towards National 5 presentation in Business Management, Economics and Accounting in S4, progressing to Higher and Advanced Higher level in S5 and S6. In addition, the department offers S6 pupils the opportunity to complete the Microsoft Office Specialist suite of IT qualifications. The Department presents high numbers of pupils for public examinations at all levels, and has an excellent record of success.

The Department is well-resourced, having two classrooms equipped with desk-top computers, and two further classrooms each equipped with 20 laptops. All classrooms are equipped with multi-media facilities. There is a central Business Education staff base.

In addition to curricular commitments, the successful candidate will be required to participate fully in the extra-curricular life of the School.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application accompanied by their CV and the completed application form:

By Email:

By Post: The Principal
C/o The HR Manager
George Heriot's School
Lauriston Place

Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Friday 25 January 2019

Additional Information

Heriot's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.

George Heriot's Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

George Heriot's School is governed by George Heriot's Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463

Link to Job Description (pdf)

Link to Application Form (word)


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