Teacher of Design and Technology (Maternity Cover)

Full time or part-time (minimum 0.8FTE)

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Design & Technology to join our successful department on a fixed-term basis as soon as possible, to cover a period of maternity leave until December 2023.

The Design & Technology Department currently comprises four full time teachers and a full-time technician. The department has excellent facilities; workshop space and access to IT are particular strengths. We have three design-based classrooms, two of which are equipped with PCs running Autodesk Inventor CAD modelling software and Adobe Creative Suite. We have three workshop spaces hosting a variety of equipment, including facilities to work with timber, metal and plastics. Additionally, the department has a number of 3D printers and a laser cutter.

A broad general course in Design & Technology is taught in S1 and S2. In S3 pupils have the opportunity to choose National 5 Design & Manufacture and/or National 5 Graphic Communication. Both of these courses are taught up to Advanced Higher level. The department also offers a further range of courses to S6 pupils. This currently includes; an accredited course in Autodesk Inventor and an interest course in Practical Skills Development.

The department are keen to explore the possibility of introducing Engineering Science in the future. An ability and willingness to contribute to the development and future delivery of Engineering Science would be highly desirable but not essential.

In addition to curricular responsibilities the successful candidate must be willing to commit to and develop extra-curricular activities within the Design & Technology department.

All applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the GTC Scotland.

How to Apply

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

By Email:        jobs@george-heriots.com

Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Wednesday 28 September

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.

Please note there is no parking available on our campus.

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