Communities and Families Teacher of Media and Drama, fixed-term until 28 June 2019
James Gillespie’s High School
Salary: £22,866 to £36,480 (pro rata for part-time)
Hours: 27.5 per week
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 215 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 boys and girls from aged 11 to 18 years of age.
Our students describe us a great school, visitors regularly comment on their ease and friendliness and we have very many distinguished former pupils. 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.
The successful candidate will be able to teach Media to the highest levels, and Drama to BGE level. They will be energetic and enthusiastic and demonstrate contributions to Media/Drama department and Performing Arts faculties in previous posts. A knowledge of Gaelic language and culture would be advantageous. Details about the school and our wide range of activities can be found on our website: www.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 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.