Start Date: Thursday 28th April 2022
Closing Date: Monday 9th May 2022
Interviews: Thursday 12 or Friday 13 May 2022
Salary: Up to UPS 3
Contract Type: Part Time or Full Time

Job Title:                           Teacher of Engineering Design

Contract Hours:               Part Time or Full Time

Start Date:                        September 2022

Grade:                               Up to UPS 3

Responsible to:               Head of Technology

As a popular and successful school we are always excited to strengthen our staffing team and increase our curriculum choices for students. As well as our popular Design Technology courses of A Level Product Design and GCSE Design Technology we are introducing new vocational Engineering Design Courses in September 2022 at Level 2 and Level 3.

Therefore, we are looking to employ an experienced teacher or instructor with a record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes, or a recently qualified teacher.

The post will involve the teaching of Engineering Design and possibly some Design Technology or Food Nutrition depending on the amount of contracted hours to age ranges personalised to the strengths of the individual teacher.

We are planning on delivering the new Cambridge National Level 2 Engineering Design qualification to students in Year 10 and 11, and the BTEC Level 3 Engineering qualification to students in Years 12 and 13.

In September 2015 the school moved into an award-winning new building, where Technology & Engineering Design are taught in specialist rooms. The team is very supportive, well resourced and expectations for students are high.

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, placing students at the heart of their curriculum. You can find out more about the school at

The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr E Clark (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr C Ellis (Head of Technology), and 01787 375232.

Closing date: Tuesday 9 May 2022, 12pm

Interviews:  Thursday 12 or Friday 13 May 2022

To arrange a visit, or for further details please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs K Fuller,, 01787 375232