Teacher Job Description

Application Form – Teaching Staff

Teacher Person Specification- March 2023

Employment Terms – Full Time and Permanent

Start Date: 23rd August 2023


The Sixth Form Bolton is a vibrant specialist 16-19 Sixth Form College with circa 1750 students. We are dedicated to releasing the potential of our students and staff alike. We are committed to investing in you and your career development, join us and you can expect to be supported and encouraged at every step of your career: working closely with colleagues in a well-established and experienced department, one-to-one coaching, an excellent continuing CPD package alongside a developed staff wellbeing programme.  The Sixth Form Bolton has an excellent reputation, high standards and outcomes for its students and this is a real opportunity for you to make a difference in people’s lives.


You would be joining a large and vibrant department. The Science department is the largest in the Sixth Form, offering A levels in: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as the BTEC Extended National Diploma and the Extended Certificate. You would be joining a department who, at its heart, is preparing the learners in science to work in STEM, Medicine and Life and Physical sciences. The vast majority of students progress to HE but the department has a keen focus on developing the breadth of potential careers that its learners consider, showcasing jobs in alternative fields such as energy, nano technology, climate and water. Trips and visiting speakers are an integral feature of all provision. The department also contribute to the Super curricula provision for learners on the Honours Programme for progression to prestigious universities and in addition offer enrichment opportunities through Science Academies that operate workshops, projects and live briefs. These are well attended and valued by the learners.


The laboratories in the department are high quality, modern and very well equipped supported by specialist technicians in each discipline. Course teams work collaboratively and with passion to plan and deliver high quality courses that fully develop every individual to their potential. Candidates should be able to take up post from 23rd August 2023.


We are looking for a teaching professional who is able to engage students with a range of diverse and well-planned lessons and who will kindle their curiosity for the wider world and opportunities available through studying Health and Social care. We also aim to provide courses of study that deliver excitement and enjoyment through wider enrichment of the curriculum.


With a collective focus on ensuring that every student achieves their personal best, the Sixth Form provides a culture and ethos that promotes initiative, curiosity, creativity, confidence and independence in all our learners, we believe that Sixth Form is about more than just achieving academic success.


If this is the sort of environment you thrive in or wish to be part of and you have the skills and motivation to guide and support students to both fulfil and possibly exceed their personal goals, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for someone:

  • With vision, energy and exciting ideas to build on current good practice and results
  • That has the ability to engage students and inspire through excellent subject knowledge
  • Who is a strong classroom practitioner able to enthuse others with a love for their subject and to stimulate high performing students as well as nurture those less confident in their ability 
  • Who is creative and able to engage and motivate students
  • With the desire to share good practice and make a real contribution to the development of the department and the progress of our students


We can offer you:

  • A modern friendly working environment with excellent facilities and exemplary student behaviour
  • A mature post 16 educational setting with committed Advanced Level students
  • The availability of some flexible working time
  • A truly Collegiate and supportive approach
  • Salary ranging from £28,125- £44,256 (SFCA Teaching Pay Scale)
  • A commitment to the development of our staff, structured CPD with opportunities for regular inset workshops and cross college sharing of resources and techniques
  • A commitment to supporting your health and wellbeing
  • Professional teacher conditions of service on a Sixth Form College contract


Applications for this position are welcomed from teaching professionals irrespective of their career stage or previous educational sector experience. The College has an established programme of professional development and actively encourages individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed in their chosen profession.


To apply, please complete the application form via our website:


You should refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. Please outline your skills, experience and personal qualities and how they relate to the requirements of the post. Please note that only applicants who meet the criteria of the person specification will be considered.

If you require any further information regarding this post, please contact: The Human Resources Department, The Sixth Form Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5BU or via email


The closing date for applications: The advert will remain live until 31 May 2023 or a suitable candidate is appointed

Interviews to be held: TBA


The Sixth Form Bolton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo pre-employment checks. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


The Sixth Form Bolton welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.