Due to growth in the department we are seeking a part-time Economics teachers to join the team.
Economics is part of the Social Sciences department which also includes Criminology, Geography, Law, Psychology and Sociology. We currently offer A level Economics (AQA). The Social Sciences Department is one of the largest in the College and has had notable success in attracting and retaining students. Economics is a popular course and at present there are currently 101 students following the syllabus. Student success rates in examinations are very good.
The Department has a reputation for being extremely supportive and new staff will always be given every assistance with books, resources and any other help they may need. Staff work closely together to plan schemes of work and share good practice. Links with local schools and employers are very good.
The courses are well resourced with large dedicated teaching rooms. Innovation in teaching approaches is very much welcomed and supported. We aim to create constructive and supportive relationships with our students and it is the tradition at Queen Mary’s for staff and students to be on first name terms. Teachers are committed to providing a high level of support for students and give freely of their time to ensure this takes place.
Our priorities are to maintain and extend our examination success and to maintain high levels of student retention. We seek to ensure that we provide students with an experience of learning that is as engaging, interesting and active as possible.
The person appointed will teach predominantly A-level Economics. Flexibility to teach other courses, such as Geography (Human), Criminology, or Sociology is desirable.
Our students are currently studying:
Paper 1: Markets and market failure [Individuals, firms, markets and market failure]
Paper 2: National and international economy
Paper 3: Economic principles and issues [synoptic]
There is sometimes the opportunity to teach across Departmental boundaries, although this can naturally not be guaranteed. Where possible the College will try to be flexible over the subjects to be taught, taking into account personal experience, skills and preferences.
Personal Tutor Responsibilities
The Personal Tutor has two primary responsibilities: to support and to inform.
The Personal Tutor plays a vital role in motivating, monitoring, supporting and guiding students’ academic progress through the College. Daily and weekly attendance report, and the student profiling cycle provide valuable information about individual progress, and enable Tutors to identify problems at an early stage. It is the responsibility of the Tutor in the first instance to act upon this information as appropriate. This may mean, for example, offering advice, liaising with other subject staff or organising additional subject support.
Some students will experience personal difficulties during their time at College, and these may well be brought to the Personal Tutor, especially if academic progress is being hindered.
It is the responsibility of the Personal Tutor to ensure tutees are aware of College events, policies and procedures.
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of illustrating that they fulfill the following criteria:-
• A good, relevant degree.
• A current recognised teaching qualification or be working towards one.
• Recent teaching experience is desirable, however applications from newly qualified teachers will be equally welcome.
• Relevant vocational experience would be welcomed.
• A good working knowledge of recent curriculum developments at post-16 is desirable.
• The ability to teach to Advanced level.
• Excellent teaching skills.
• Ability to motivate young people to develop their academic ability.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to work with others as part of a close-knit team.
• The ability to adapt and be flexible.
• a willingness to contribute to the development of course materials for courses offered by the department
• a willingness to contribute to the College’s support programme of study skills and extension work.
• a willingness to vary teaching approach, incorporating a wide range of appropriate methods
• a commitment to widening participation and success in post-16 education
This role attracts a number of benefits such as, use of the Sports Centre facilities, free parking on site, discounted Central Studio tickets, complimentary beverages for all staff, related training and development, counselling service and subject to service length: a generous annual leave, sickness and maternity package.
Closing date: Noon Monday 17 May 2021