James Gillespie’s High School, founded in 1803, sits in the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Our catchment-area includes many of its glories – Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the University of Edinburgh, the National Gallery and even the Scottish Parliament. Over the 214 years of its history the school has retained a unique status amongst Edinburgh people, with a consistent ethos of high educational standards and valuing students’ individual talents and strengths. We continue to be one of the most sought after schools in the country and, since becoming comprehensive in the 70s, we have continued to be a successful, culturally diverse school, educating and meeting the needs and aspirations of students aged 11 to 18 years of age. Our students describe us a great school and visitors regularly comment on their calmness and friendliness. The multicultural mix, which has evolved over our long history, has been a vast source of strength to the school. A sense of ownership and pride in the school is amply illustrated by the sustained school roll and waiting list to enrol. James Gillespie’s 18th century vision for inclusion and high quality education endures and continues in the new school campus which was completed in August 2016. James Gillespie’s High School is the designated Gaelic High School in Edinburgh. We are seeking to recruit additional staff who speak Gaelic and are able to offer one or more subjects through the medium of Gaelic.
The successful candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic and able to contribute to the Gaelic/Modern Languages Department, the school and to our extensive extra-curricular programme.
The successful candidate will be expected to start work in June 2018.
Details about the school and our wide range of activities can be found on our website: jamesgillespies.co.uk
Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.
This post is and considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
Closing Date: 8th May 2018