Role: Teacher of Criminology

Duration: Temporary, fixed-term until 4 July 2025 (57.14% to 100%)

Salary: The full-time salary is up to £48,516 per annum

Closing date: 17/06/2024

With an exceptional reputation both locally and nationally, Reigate College focuses on excellent teaching, learning and support to make it one of the best sixth form colleges in the country. The College is a great place to work and study, with an active, inclusive and supportive community ethos at the heart of everything it does.

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic, and motivated teacher to join the highly successful Criminology Department. The post is available from 1 September 2024 on a temporary, fixed-term basis until 4 July 2025 (in the first instance). The post is full or part-time (57.14% to 100%). The post would equally suit an experienced or Early Careers Teacher (ECT). For ECTs, a full programme of training and development will be provided.

All new members of staff receive mentors to help them settle into the College. This post provides an exciting opportunity for those wishing to specialise in sixth form education.

The Department

The Criminology Department is located in the Priory building in fully equipped classrooms. The team consists of eleven other teachers, who work closely in a collaborative style, contributing to central teaching resources.

The Department is led by a Head of Department, supported by Course Leaders for each of the qualifications offered. The Department meets once a week during the College’s dedicated Meeting Slot during the College day.

The Department has an excellent record of outstanding student achievement, high quality provision and innovative curriculum development. Students regularly progress onto university courses for Criminology, Psychology, Sociology and Law, in addition to highly competitive apprenticeships.


The Department offers the following course:

  • Eduqas Level 3 Criminology


The full-time equivalent salary for this post is up to £48,516 per annum.

The contact time for a full-time teacher is 21 hours per week (20 hours teaching and 1 hour Tutor). ECTs receive a 5% or 10% reduction on their timetable depending on whether they are a first or second year ECT.


Full details and an application form can be downloaded from our website ( or found in the Supporting Documents section of this page. Applicants are asked to complete and return the application form to the Personnel Department by email to as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 17 June 2024.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

  • Why you are applying for the post.
  • Particular strengths, experiences and interests that you would bring to this post.
  • Evidence of your ability to work as part of a team in a flexible and professional manner.
  • What you are able to bring to College life outside of your teaching commitment, including extra-curricular activities.
  • Which courses you have experience of delivering


Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The college will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates in accordance with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance.

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