Job description

The German Department at University College School is a supportive and dynamic department which consists of three teachers, who also teach other languages. German is a popular subject, with many pupils opting to study the language as beginners in Year 9, then at GCSE and in the Sixth Form. The department is committed to not only delivering a high level of linguistic competency to pupils but also bringing Germanic culture to life through engaging lessons, cultural visits, pupil exchanges and trips to countries where the target language is spoken.

In addition, the use of authentic material, films and internet resources is widely encouraged, as are co-curricular clubs and support sessions. AQA A-level German is complemented by an academically rigorous co-curricular framework, consisting of an Enrichment Week, along with the embedding of an unashamedly academic approach as regards grammatical accuracy, writing, literary analysis and the study of culture. An engagement with and knowledge of current affairs in German and German-speaking countries is a key part of the syllabus at 6th Form. There is an established Oxbridge preparation programme in place, whose intention is to mentor pupils to a high level in linguistic, cultural and literary contexts.

we are seeking applications from candidates who have the following:

▪ Native-level fluency in German
▪ Excellent German written skills with knowledge of advanced German grammar

Additionally, the following would be desirable, but not essential
▪ Familiarity with the AQA A-level and GCSE German qualification
▪ Knowledge of German language current affairs, film and literature

Please click apply now to download an application form and send a completed copy to [email protected].


Outstanding opportunity

UCS remains true to the liberal traditions of its founders and continues to work hard to foster independence of mind among its pupils and to value their individuality. Academic results are excellent. Music and drama are very strong at UCS and the school offers an outstanding range of co-curricular activities and enrichment opportunities.

The current vacancy is a permanent part-time post (.6). It offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic assistant to develop, or perhaps to begin, their career in a lively and innovative setting as part of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative department.

In addition to completing the UCS application form, applicants should provide a full Curriculum Vitae and a supporting letter as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 2 May 2024, 12 pm. However, please note that we reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage during this process; early applications are therefore very welcome.

University College School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before a formal offer of employment is made.

This is a requirement as the position is within a school working with children aged under 18. UCS will also undertake its own recruitment checks through contact with previous employers, referees, and others, to confirm applicants’ identities and their professional records.

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