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Teacher of English (Mat Cover)

The City of Leicester College
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
22nd August 2024
3rd June 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Job Reference
Start Date
22nd August 2024
  • Contract Type :Temporary
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1423365

The college is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and highly motivated Teacher of English to cover maternity leave. We are looking for a teacher with the skills, expertise and passion to join our team of dedicated staff to provide an inspiring and supportive learning environment to encourage every student to realise their full potential.

Who are we looking for?
You will be committed to ensuring students make their very best progress, through planning and delivering engaging lessons that will inspire our learners to succeed. You will support, challenge, and engage a diverse cohort of students, enriching their learning experience, maximising their potential and raising attainment. This post is equally suitable for experienced teachers and newly qualified teachers with talent and a drive for promoting English across the school. 

Like all our highly respected team, you will have the opportunity to teach the full range of ages and qualifications. It’s important we get the right candidate who shares our belief, that our students deserve the very best.  Therefore, the successful candidate will:

  • be a highly successful teacher, who embodies our school mission statement, ‘Ambition for All’
  • be highly motivated and demonstrate an ability to learn
  • be able to support the development of highly engaging and ambitious schemes of work within the department
  • have a clear understanding of pedagogical knowledge in the teaching of English
  • be a team player and relish in the opportunity to work with colleagues within the English department and beyond

Who are we?
The City of Leicester College is a thriving multi-cultural 11-19 college, with 1750+ students on roll, which includes a highly successful sixth form of 350+. Whilst we are the largest school in the city, we maintain a distinct identity and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our staff and students alike.  In recent years, we have made huge changes to ensure that ambition sits at the heart of everything we do. The changes we have made to curriculum, behaviour and personal development programs have seen us deliver the best exam results we have ever had by some considerable margin.

For the successful candidate we can offer you:

  • a challenging, rewarding inner-city multi-cultural, multi-faith community 
  • a school where we are truly ambitious for the community that we serve
  • a supportive and purposeful induction programme for all staff including mentoring and coaching
  • evidence driven and research informed CPD that is tailored to your teaching practice
  • a fantastic, well-resourced inspiring learning environment
  • committed, enthusiastic, creative staff and students
  • a friendly and supportive working environment where staff work as a team to deliver student success
  • access to excellent technology resources, including laptops for all staff

Please submit a supporting statement on your application, no longer than two sides of A4, outlining how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for this role.  

Equal Opportunities:

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Closing date for applications:

The closing date for this position is 9:00am on Monday 3rd June 2024.  Interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified deadline if a suitable candidate is found.

Interviews will be held in the same week but may take place sooner.

References will be sought from the short-listed candidates nominated referees prior to interview.


Safeguarding Statement:

The City of Leicester College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. This post is designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check)

The City of Leicester College

The City of Leicester College