Vacancies

King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2017 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching.  Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city that is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

Links to an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form & Guidance Notes are at the bottom of this page.

SECOND IN SCIENCE, HEAD OF BIOLOGY

Dates:                       Apply by Friday 21 May 2021 at 9.00am

Interview:                 Tuesday 25 May 2021

Salary:                      MPR-UPR  TLR 2.2 – £4,783

Contract type:         Full Time

Contract term:         Permanent

Required by:           September 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic teacher to take on a leadership role within the Science department at King Edward VI School. The successful candidate will support the Head of Science with the leadership and management of the range of specialisms covered, with a particular responsibility for leading Biology. This includes the coordination and delivery of our Level 3 Medical Science Diploma in addition to GCSE and A Level Biology.

We are looking for an exceptional practitioner with experience in subject leadership. The successful candidate will have a pro-active approach and excellent communication skills. As Second in Science they will have a strategic role in working alongside the Head of Science to shape the development of the department and maximise achievement.

Letter to Applicants – Second in Science

Job Description – 2nd Science – Sep 2021

Person spec – Second in Dept TLR 2.2

Science Department Information

LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE ASSISTANT

Dates:                           Apply by Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 12.00 noon.  Interviews – to be held on Thursday 10 June 2021

Salary:                          Grade 3 – £18,562 – £18,933 per annum – pro rata.  Actual starting salary £8,024

Contract type:             18.5 hours per week – Term Time

Contract term:             Permanent

Required by:               1 September 2021 (July start possible)

The Library Resource Centre at King Edward VI School provides a thriving hub of reading and research for the whole of our student population and can be considered a national leading facility.

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate member of staff to join our Library team.

Supporting the Librarian and Resource Centre Manager, you will be part of the team responsible for the day–to-day operation of the busy and demanding Library Resource Centre.

The post will also involve leading reading groups and will include some periods of when you will be solely responsible for the LRC. We are looking for an efficient, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills and a genuine enjoyment of working with children. You will be approachable, calm, caring but firm. Previous experience would be preferred but is not essential.

18.5 Hours per week, Term Time Only. Wednesdays 8.30am until 4.15pm. Remaining hours by agreement with an 8.30am start.

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • are confident working independently with large groups of students of all ages, abilities and contexts.
  • are able to work under their own initiative, using problem solving skills.
  • have exceptional ICT skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies.
  • have excellent communication skills (with staff and parents as well as students)
  • are able to manage a varied workload and adapt to changing priorities throughout the day.
  • are a team player with a can-do attitude.

As a small dedicated team, the role holder’s attitude to their work and fellow team members is just as important as their skills and abilities.

Letter to Applicants – LRC Assistant

School Library Assistant Job Profile and Person Spec

GRADUATE TRAINEE LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE ASSISTANT

Dates:                           Apply by Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 12.00 noon.  Interviews – to be held on Thursday 10 June 2021

Salary:                          Grade 3 – £18,562 – £18,933 per annum – pro rata.  Actual starting salary £8,024

Contract type:             18.5 hours per week – Term Time

Contract term:            Temporary One Year

Required by:               1 September 2021 (July start possible)

Are you a graduate looking to demonstrate their varied skill set to future employees? Are you looking to gain experience in a secondary school library? Do you want a paid role which fits around further study?   Then King Edward VI School Library Resource Centre would love to hear from you.

Ideal for those embarking on a Distance Learning Masters in Library Information Management or similar, or considering a career in teaching or Children’s Literature, we are looking for a highly motivated, passionate member of staff to join our Library team, initially on a 1 year contract.

King Edward VI School is a national leading facility, providing a thriving hub of reading and research for the whole range of our student population.

Supporting the Librarian and Resource Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the day–to-day operation of a busy and demanding Library Resource Centre.

The post will also involve leading reading groups and will include some periods of when you will be solely responsible for the LRC. We are looking for an efficient, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills and a genuine enjoyment of working with children. You will be approachable, calm, caring but firm. Previous experience would be preferred but is not essential.

18.5 Hours per week, Term Time Only.  Wednesdays 8.30am until 4.15pm. Remaining hours by agreement with an 8.30am start.

September start with scope for the right candidate to begin in July.

We welcome applications from candidates who:

  • are confident working independently with large groups of students of all ages, abilities and contexts.
  • are able to work under their own initiative, using problem solving skills.
  • have exceptional ICT skills and the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies.
  • have excellent communication skills (with staff and parents as well as students)
  • are able to manage a varied workload and adapt to changing priorities throughout the day.
  • are a team player with a can-do attitude.

As a small dedicated team, the role holder’s attitude to their work and fellow team members is just as important as their skills and abilities.

Letter to Applicants – Graduate Trainee Library Resource Centre Assistant

School Library Assistant Job Profile and Person Spec

TEACHER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Dates:                  Apply by Thursday 20 May 2021 at 12.00 noon

Interviews:          Thursday 27 May 2021

Salary:                 MPR – UPR

Contract type:     0.6 fte (or possibly full-time to support an NQT)

Contract term:     Permanent

Required by:       September 2021

King Edward VI School Lichfield is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Teacher of Physical Education to join a dynamic, high-performing department. The post is part-time (0.6 FTE) but additional time (up to full-time) could be made available for a less experienced candidate accessing induction as a Newly Qualified Teacher under the Early Career Framework.

The benefits of Physical Education and School Sport are well recognised at King Edward VI School.  PE is popular and successful from Key Stage 3 through to our thriving, successful Sixth Form. All Key Stage 3 & 4 students access two hours of core PE each week, with an extensive offer for extra-curricular sport which many of our students regularly attend in addition to their lessons.  The extra-curricular offer extends to include students in sixth form, with opportunity to lead teams in a range of sports from Y7-13.  In Key Stage 4 and 5, students can opt to take examination subjects in PE including GCSE PE, A-Level PE and BTEC Sport.  These option subjects have a good uptake and have consistently achieved good results.

We are looking for a creative and adaptable teacher with a commitment to extra-curricular activities.  The appointed teacher will ideally be able to teach both BTEC Sport (Key Stage 5) and GCSE PE.  A specialism in football and/or rugby would be particularly useful; however, other sporting expertise would be considered.  Excellent communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents are essential.

Letter to Applicants – Teacher of PE

PE Department Overview 2021

Person spec – Teacher of PE

Teacher of PE Teacher Job Description

TEACHER OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Dates:                   Apply by Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 12.00 noon

Interviews:           Thursday 27 May 2021

Salary:                  MPR – UPR

Contract type:      0.8 fte (or possibly full-time to support an NQT)

Contract term:     Temporary to cover maternity leave

Required by:        September 2021

King Edward VI School Lichfield is seeking a dynamic, well-qualified teacher of Religious Studies with a high level of subject knowledge and a real passion for their subject. The post is part-time to cover maternity leave but additional time (up to full-time) could be made available for a less experienced candidate accessing induction as a Newly Qualified Teacher under the Early Career Framework.

Religious Studies is highly successful at our school from Key Stage 3 through to our thriving Sixth Form. All students take a full GCSE course in Religious Studies and we also have a thriving A-level course in the Sixth Form. We are looking for a teacher with infectious enthusiasm, excellent communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents. The appointed teacher will be expected to teach up to at least GCSE level with the possibility of some post-16 teaching for a suitable candidate.

Letter to Applicants – Teacher of RS

RS Departmental Overview 2021

Teacher of RS Teacher Job Description 2020

Person spec – Main Scale Teacher of RS

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Dates:                           Apply by Monday 24 May 2021 at 12.00 noon.

Interviews:                   Wednesday 9 June 2021

Salary:                          Grade 5 – £19,698 – £20,903 per annum – pro rata.  Actual starting salary £13,808

Contract type:             30 hours per week – Term Time

Contract term:            Permanent

Required by:               As soon as possible

We are seeking a positive, proactive Learning Support Assistant to provide support for our students. This is a permanent, term-time only post (30 hours per week, Monday to Friday currently from 8.45-3.45 with an hour for lunch) available immediately through the school’s highly successful Learning Support Department. The post has become available due to school expansion and therefore an increase in the number of students needing additional support. Your role will involve supporting students in classrooms and at times working with individuals or small groups in our Learning Support hub. The Salary Scale is the Local Authority’s Grade 5 (Pupil Support Assistant) £19,698 – £20,903 per annum – pro rata.

Letter to Applicants – LSA

Pupil Support Assistant Job Description + Person Spec

TEACHER OF MATHS

Dates:                   Apply by Monday 17 May 2021 at 12.00 noon

Interviews:           Wednesday 26 May 2021

Salary:                  MPR – UPR

Contract type:      0.6 fte (or possibly full-time to support an NQT)

Contract term:     Temporary to cover maternity leave

Required by:        September 2021

King Edward VI School Lichfield is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Mathematics teacher to join an exceptional department.  With 88% of grades at 9-4, 70% of grades at 9-5 and 34% of grades at 9-7 in GCSE Mathematics in 2019, you will be joining a high-performing, collaborative department. The post is part-time to cover maternity leave but additional time (up to full-time) could be made available for a less experienced candidate accessing induction as a Newly Qualified Teacher under the Early Career Framework.

Mathematics is popular and successful from Key Stage 3 through to our thriving, successful Sixth Form. The appointed teacher will be expected to teach up to at least GCSE level with the possibility of some post-16 teaching for a suitable candidate. A Level Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics and Level 3 Core Mathematics are taught in the Sixth Form.

We are looking for a teacher with infectious enthusiasm, excellent communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, colleagues and parents. We expect the successful candidate to work as part of a team and be willing to participate in all aspects of school life.

Letter to Applicants – Teacher of Maths

Mathematics Department Information

Teacher of Maths – Job Description

Teacher of Maths – Person Specification

To make an application or if you have any queries please email: office@keslichfield.org.uk or call us on 01543 255714.

King Edward VI School Lichfield is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants for all posts will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

A copy of the school’s safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding-Policy-Incorporating-Child-Protection-2020-2021-DRAFT

A copy of the school’s Safer Recruitment Policy can be found here: Safer Recruitment Policy 2020

A copy of the school’s privacy Notice for job applicants can be found here: Privacy notice for job applicants

Application Form R6 Teaching Staff       Application Form R3 Support Staff    Recruitment Monitoring Form

Guidance-Notes