Head of Religious Studies

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Salary: The College has its own salary scale and starting salaries are dependent on experience and qualifications
Interview date: Thursday 26 April 2018
Commencement Date: September 2018 or January 2019

We require an experienced practising Catholic teacher of Religious Studies to lead this important and successful department, teaching at all levels throughout the Senior School including GCSE and A-level. He/she will have the energy and vision to lead and further enhance our highly successful RS department, which is central to the life of St Joseph’s as a Catholic School.

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year, in July 2016 it won the Outstanding Progress Award in the independent sector at the Education Business Awards and in November 2016 it received the Outstanding Leadership Team award at the Leadership Awards.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour.

The successful candidate will combine an inspiring approach to teaching with excellent communication skills, a passion for the subject and a commitment to promoting high standards. He/she will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

For further details about the school please visit our website http://www.sjcr.org.uk or contact the Headmaster’s PA.

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk or alternatively sent by post to Mrs Gravenor, Headmaster’s PA, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.