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Teacher of Computing/Computer Science, London

Contract type: Full or Part time
Salary range: £30,000 to £34,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent or Fixed Term if preferable
Suitable for NQT’s: Yes
Responsible to: Head of Computing
Location: Tottenham Hale campus, London 
Closing date: 9th August

Role Description: 
As a Teacher of Computer Science you will work closely with other teachers in an experienced Computer Science team and you will play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of digital pioneers. You will help deliver our core computing curriculum in an innovative and engaging way that embodies the beliefs and values of the College; to put real world industry involvement at the heart of our curriculum.  

You will teach on the BTEC (RQF) Level 3 Computing programme. Leading and co-delivering units, you will develop high quality content and deliver excellent lessons in such topics as computer programming, computer system fundamentals, cybersecurity and encryption, computer game design, project management, database design and computer networks. There will be opportunities for you to lead on elements of the course suited to your individual expertise as well as to team teach to develop your skills in others. 

At Ada, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with an aspirational group of teachers and students who are passionate about computing and digital skills. As a key member of the team, you will need to be willing to step in to take on additional tasks and activities and support other team members as required. 

Alongside your teaching commitments you will have other student focused roles. As a Team Lead (Tutor) you will have a pastoral, supportive role with a group of students during their time at Ada. On Wednesday afternoons we continue to deliver clubs and enrichment and ask our teachers to lead activities that connect to their interests. In the past (pre-COVID) these have included: Music, Rock climbing, Football, Self-Defence and our Primary Computing club and we look forward to commencing similar clubs in the near-future. 

At Ada, there are many opportunities for continuing professional development, including the possibility to be trained as an NCCE Facilitator in order to join our existing Computer Science teachers who deliver the NCCE GCSE CS Accelerator teacher training programme for our local NCCE Hub. We also host and co-lead the Haringey CAS Community of Practice, host and run Royal Institution (Ri) CS and Maths Masterclasses and are developing our work as a Cisco Network Academy. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION 
Essential Qualifications 

  • Degree level qualification in a relevant subject 

Essential Experience 

  • Qualified teacher/lecturer 
  • Delivery of Computer Science/Computing to at least Level 2 with strong subject knowledge to  facilitate the teaching of Level 3 

Desirable Experience 

  • Delivery of Computer Science/Computing at Level 3 – either A Level or BTEC · Teaching and learning role in an education focused organisation 
  • Curriculum and assessment design 
  • Pastoral experience with post 16 students, for example as a tutor 
  • Knowledge of industry, ideally the tech sector, and ideas of how to invigorate the curriculum  by harnessing industry’s challenges and ways of working 

Personal Qualities, aptitudes and skills: 

  • Enthusiasm for teaching Computer Science at a high standard 
  • Embodiment of Ada’s values: Curiosity, Creativity, Collaboration, Rigour and Resilience · Excellent organisational and time management skills 
  • Strong collaborative working skills 
  • Engaging communication and presentation skills 
  • Enjoyment of working with learners of all ages and in supporting them to succeed 

Other Requirements: 

  • Ability to engage and inspire students and support learning 
  • Able to travel as necessary for the role 
  • A commitment to on-going personal development 
  • A willingness to work flexibly and where necessary outside of normal working hours · Suitable to work with young people and vulnerable adults in accordance with Government  guidelines for safeguarding

We care about equality, diversity and inclusion 
Ada. National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity: 

  • To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;
  • To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential  community; 
  • To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the College are treated solely on  the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified  discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital or civil  partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender,  gender reassignment, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction; 
  • To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free  from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
  • To promote good relations between individuals from different groups. 

Applicants with disabilities 
Ada. National College for Digital Skills is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs.  We, therefore, encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the  duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact: HR@ada.ac.uk 

How to apply for the role 

To apply, visit the TES website and click on the 'Quick Apply link'.

Please download the full job description below.

Thank you for your interest in the role and good luck with your application!


Please note: Ada is unfortunately not in a position to sponsor employees and in accordance with the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016, if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to  produce evidence of your eligibility to work and remain in the UK. This will involve showing: 

  • A passport/national identity card confirming British or Irish Citizenship/or a
  • A document from the Home Office confirming that you are allowed to work in the UK (eg  either a dependent of a sponsored worker or an ancestry visa). 

(*From 1 July 2021 EEA and Swiss nationals will need to provide evidence of their visa or settled status  alongside their passport).  Any offer of employment will be subject to a candidate being able to legally remain in the UK.