Development Coaches – Fixed Term

Institute of Physics

Location: This is a home-based role, supporting schools in the Blackpool, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Bradford and Oldham areas

Fixed term contract until March 2019

We are seeking a proactive team player with experience of providing professional support to teachers to join the Future Physics Leaders project.

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

The Role

This is an exciting role that will require the post holder to work with teachers to improve standards in areas of the country that have been identified as most in need of support.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with schools to develop a programme of CPD and support
  • Developing and leading physics CPD sessions and events for teachers of physics
  • Providing support and subject-specific mentoring for early-career teachers of physics
  • Recruiting schools to the project as required

Further tasks and responsibilities are detailed within the job description.

The Person

We are looking for proactive and dependable team players to join the FPL project as a Development Coach. It is essential that you have experience of teaching physics in schools or colleges to a high standard. You will also have experience of providing professional support to teachers and should have evidence to support this.

You should have great leadership skills and be able to work with minimal supervision. This includes good prioritisation skills and the ability to multi-task. It is important that you have negotiation and influencing skills for your work with teachers and senior leadership teams.

Why work with us?

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

This role is subject to satisfactory clearance through Government Baseline Security Standards which will be undertaken at each stage of the recruitment process and before you are offered employment. 

Hours: 0.3-0.6 FTE per week

Closing date for applications:
5 November 2017
Interview dates:
13 November 2017 Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton.   21/22 November 2017 Blackpool, Bradford and Oldham

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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