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Teacher of Science - Part-time

St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5432-153T
  • Posted:05/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS (£30,000 to £46,525)
  • Start Date:September 2024/January 2025
  • App Close Date:18/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 24/6/2024


TEACHER OF SCIENCE (part time 0.4 FTE)

We are currently looking to recruit a part-time science teacher to join a highly successful department in delivering courses at KS3, KS4 and KS5 in single and combined sciences (GCSE/A Level).

The Science department is a well-established, highly effective and successful department that aims to instil students with a lifelong love of scientific process and learning.

We teach Science as a core subject throughout the school and offer combined and individual science pathways at KS4 and 5.

We welcome applications from science specialists that can demonstrate high levels of creativity and innovation. The ideal candidate will be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and will be willing to take measured risks to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that develops high levels of scientific knowledge and application. It is an exciting time to join our growing department. You may be an established teacher looking for a new challenge or seeking your first teaching role (ECTs). 

At St Simon Stock Catholic School, we offer excellent opportunities for career progression and CPD.  We have a very supportive ethos and as such our community looks after each other, both staff and students.  Student behaviour across the school is excellent and students are encouraged to reach their full potential and view the world as Global Citizens.  The school also enjoys a good reputation locally, with committed colleagues and enthusiastic students.

Benefits of working at St Simon Stock Catholic School

  • A supportive and caring working environment for staff and students
  • A school wide focus on wellbeing
  • Staff laptop provided
  • Dedicated and bespoke CPD time for all staff
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers counselling, financial guidance, legal enquiries with access to online health and wellbeing resources

You are welcome to contact HR at HR@ssscs.co.uk if you would like to visit the school before submitting an application. 

For ease of applying, we are happy to accept applications directly from Kent Teach.

Should you be shortlisted for interview, additional information may be requested at that time.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 9am

Date of Interview:  w/c 24 June 2024

Start date:  September 2024/January 2025

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.  This vacancy may close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you are unsuccessful, we will contact you accordingly.


Information about the school

St Simon Stock Catholic School is a Catholic secondary school located in Maidstone, Kent and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP). This multi-academy trust (MAT), established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent, currently comprises of 26 academies (21 primary and 5 secondary schools).

St Simon Stock is an over-subscribed, co-educational, high achieving school with a long tradition of academic success. We have over 1100 students on roll, including over 200 in Sixth Form and a staff of almost 100.

We value all our students equally and welcome the wide variety of cultures and experiences they bring to our school.

By modelling exemplary behaviour towards each other, carrying out service to others in school, at home and in the wider community, students develop a strong work ethic and sense of personal achievement helping them to take their place in the wider world.

Our students are a credit to the values of our school, and all visitors to our school comment positively on the excellent standards of behaviour, courtesy and good nature of the students they encounter whilst spending time here at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

We are rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider and in our last denominational inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for fostering a very caring environment and a great record for investing in staff training and development.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for these roles.

Candidates will be subject to an online search if shortlisted. The search will not form part of the shortlisting process itself and shortlisted candidates will have the chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.

St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Smith - HR Hub
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0JP
  • Telephone: 01622 754551 x 1148
  • Email: hr@ssscs.co.uk

Fax: (01622) 691439


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.