Teacher of Modern Languages - James Gillespie's High School

City of Edinburgh Council

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Teacher of Modern Language, fixed term 31 May 2019
James Gillespie's High School

Salary: £22,416 - £35,763 
Hours: 35

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.

Closing Date: 21 June 2017


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 212 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 for this full time, temporary Modern Languages teaching post will be able to teach Spanish or French up to Advanced Higher level. A second language is desirable. This vacancy has arisen as a result of the secondment of the current post holder and will last up to 23 months. The successful candidate will also be energetic, enthusiastic and able to contribute to the already thriving Faculty of Modern Languages, the wider school and to our extensive extra-curricular programme. Evidence of a willingness to lead within a faculty or department of languages (e.g. excursions, exchanges etc.) would also be considered an advantage as well as experience of the Scottish Curriculum. The preferred candidate will therefore have a good understanding of all new SQA qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to start work in August 2017.

Details about the school and our wide range of activities can be found on our website:



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