Teacher of English - James Gillespie's High School

£22,416 - £35,763 per year
08 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Communities & Families

Teacher of English (3 Posts)
James Gillespie's High School

Salary: £22,416 - £35,763 (Pro-rata for part time)

Post 1: 35 hours, Permanent

Post 2: 35 hours, fixed term 30 June 2018

Post 3: 19.94 hours (Wednesday - Friday), fixed term 30 April 2018

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.

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 candidates for these English teacher post 's will have experience of teaching to advanced levels. They will be able to demonstrate experience of differentiating to meet the needs of all learners in mixed ability groups. Experience of leading and/or supporting working groups with other staff is desirable. They will be energetic and enthusiastic and able to contribute to the vibrant English and Literacy Faculty, the school and to our extensive extra curricular programme.

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:


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: 19 October 2017

See also: Employee specification - all non promoted posts.pdf

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