Teacher of Product Design

Role: Teacher of Product Design

Duration: Permanent full-time or substantial part-time. Available from 23 April or 1 September 2019

Salary: Full-time equivalent salary is up to £40,092per annum

Closing date: Monday, 28th January 2019

The Post

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking teacher to join a new and expanding Department that offers A Level Product Design and Foundation Technical Level Engineering. The successful applicant will be required to teach A Level Product Design. However, the ability or interest in teaching the Foundation Technical Level in Engineering would be an advantage.

The post is available from either 23 April or 1 September 2019 and can either be full or substantial part-time.

A Course Leadership responsibility may be available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

Our ideal person will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in delivering the highest standards and achieving outstanding results. The successful applicant will be skillful in making the subject come alive for our students. The post holder must be confident in the use of Information Technology in all aspects of their work.  

The post would equally suit an experienced teacher or newly qualified teacher.

The Department

This new Department will bring together two courses that have previously been line managed in other Departments. The College has decided to develop and invest in this new Department in response to increasing student demand for these subjects and the fact that they share similar physical resources and workspaces. This is therefore, an ideal post for anyone wishing to contribute to a dynamic and growing area.

The Department will consist of one other member of staff, potentially rising to two for September 2019 to cope with demand. The Department also has two experienced technicians.

The Department works closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials and thus the co-operative construction of Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans. 


Currently, the Department offers A Level Art & Design (3D Design) following the Eduqas board. However, the demand from students is to revert to a pure Product Design course, similar to the Resistant Materials that is studied at GCSE. Therefore, the College will be replacing this with a more specialised A Level in Product Design in September 2019.

The Department also offers the highly successful and popular AQA Foundational Technical Level in Engineering. Please see separate document for full details on this course.


The salary for this post is up to £40,092 per annum (FTE).

The additional management responsibility for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate is up to £1,276.


Applicants may wish to contact the College to discuss the role in advance if any clarification is required.

Applicants are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 28 January 2019.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

  • Results (A*-B grades, retention, value added)
  • Particular strengths, experiences and interests that they would bring to this post itself
  • What they are able to bring to College life outside of their teaching commitment
  • Whether they are applying for the full-time or part-time post (including min/max percentages)
  • Whether they are interested in the additional management responsibility
  • Whether they are applying for an Easter or September start

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.

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