Teachers of Business Education and/or Economics

Dollar Academy is seeking to recruit two Teachers of Business Education and/or Economics. One role is permanent with a flexible start date between now and August 2024. The second role is a one year fixed term contract starting August 2024 for which probationers are encouraged to apply.

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.

We have recently been named as the Sunday Times Scottish Independent School of the Year 2024.

The school’s location is undoubtedly one of the most scenic in the country, set against the Ochil Hills and the historic Castle Campbell, but within easy reach of the major towns of the Central Belt and just 40 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. The Dollar community is welcoming and vibrant. The whole school sits within a single, stunning 70-acre campus.

The Academy is seeking both a permanent, full-time, experienced, suitably qualified teacher and a newly qualified teacher to join a very successful department – it is one of the largest departments in Scotland which offers the 4 Business Education subjects at all levels.  Candidates must demonstrate energy and passion for their subjects.

Business Education subjects are increasingly popular at the Academy with pupils taking the subjects at a record high.  38% of all pupils in Form VI go on to study a business-related subject at university. The ideal candidates will have experience of teaching at least one of the Business Education subjects with a willingness to learn one or two others over time. It is assumed that they will help every pupil to achieve their full potential.

The Academy has a rich co-curricular programme in which all members of staff are expected to participate.

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

Candidates should either be registered with the GTC Scotland, or eligible for registration.

Letters of application, accompanied by the completed application form (available on the school website www.dollaracademy.org.uk) should be sent to The Director of Human Resources, Dollar Academy, Dollar FK14 7DU (or by e-mail to recruitment@dollaracademy.org.uk) by noon on Friday 1st March 2024. 

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record or Scheme

Record Update from Disclosure Scotland.