Teacher of Art and Design – Full Time/Fixed Term Maternity Cover

From October 2020 for approximately 14 months

This fixed term contract position offers the opportunity to be a part of one of the most successful Art Departments in Scotland. Dollar Academy is set in a beautiful central location, about 40 minutes north of Edinburgh.

The department has eight members of staff who bring talent and enthusiasm in a variety of skills, combined with a rounded knowledge and the ability to deliver the subject at all levels from age 5 to 18. Senior pupils are presented for SQA examinations at National 5, Higher, Higher Photography and Advanced Higher Design and Expressive.

We are looking for an individual who demonstrates a genuine love of the subject, enthusiasm for teaching it and an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping pupils share this enjoyment.

In recent years senior pupils have won top prizes in a range of national competitions including those run by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy. A good number of pupils go on to further study and practice of Art and Design on leaving Dollar.

The Dollar Art and Design Department is housed in the Maguire Building and consists of a suite of six spacious and well-appointed teaching rooms, a permanent studio set-up for Form VI, a 23-unit computer suite, a three-dimensional design studio and a specialist ceramics and printmaking environment. These facilities provide for the large number of enthusiastic pupils who opt to study Art and Design in Dollar. The environment for artistic study provided in the Maguire Building depends on the continuing inspirational approach of all the staff involved, and the successful candidate is expected to bring powerful qualities of both passion and personal creative ability to the post.

The Academy has a rich co-curricular programme in which all members of staff are expected to participate. The ability to coach a team in one of the school’s major sports, or offer an activity, would be particularly useful.

The salary for the post will be in accordance with the SNCT main grade scales with the Dollar enhancement of 10% in addition. It should be noted that the Chartered Teachers pay scale does not apply to teachers employed by the Academy.

It is a legal requirement for any teacher to be registered with the GTC Scotland whilst teaching in a Scottish school and your appointment is subject to confirmation of registration.

Applicants must complete the Academy’s Teaching Staff Application Form which can be downloaded from our website, and provide a covering letter. A CV is optional.

These should be emailed to recruitment@dollaracademy.org.uk

The closing date is noon on Friday 25th September 2020 with interviews taking place during week commencing 28th September 2020.

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.