Dollar Academy has been a co-educational day and boarding school since its foundation in 1818. Today, it provides an exceptional all-round education to around 1,350 pupils aged 5-18. Our focus is on encouraging the individual talents and ambitions of every young person, in a positive and supportive environment that fosters the development of transferable skills, self-confidence and strong personal values. A belief in developing the whole person is central to the Dollar ethos.
The Academy is seeking a capable, forward-thinking and enthusiastic teacher to join an ambitious and successful department comprising six members of Chemistry teaching staff and a dedicated full-time support technician. The person appointed to this new post should have experience of teaching the full range of SQA Chemistry courses (National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher), although applications from newly-qualified teachers are also welcomed – the ability to offer a second subject, would be of interest but is not essential.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a genuine love of the subject, the ability to plan lessons rich in practical work and will have an imaginative, creative and energetic approach to helping their pupils succeed. Computers, interactive technology and web-based resources are an intrinsic part of Chemistry teaching and fluency with these, together with a thoughtful approach to their use, is essential.
The post will commence in January 2024. Whilst the role is 0.8FTE there is the scope to increase hours to full time until Summer 2024.
Letters of application, accompanied by a completed application form (available on the school website www.dollaracademy.org.uk) should be sent to The Human Resources Manager, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Monday 13th November 2023.
All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme
Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.