September 15, 2021
Job Type
Short Summary
Photography and Graphics courses are under the leadership of the Director of Learning for Creative Arts and Technologies.
£25,570 – £41,732 pa
Working Pattern
Fixed term contract (Maternity cover) • Full time or part time
Closing Date
October 11, 2021


Situated in 23 acres of leafy grounds, Queen Mary’s College is an inclusive, vibrant and high achieving sixth form college with a fantastic reputation both locally and nationally. Following Ofsted’s latest inspection in 2016, The National School and College Performance Tables not only identify Queen Mary’s College as one of the best in the region, but it also places it in the top 5% of all A- level providers across the country.

The Department of Creative Arts and Technologies offers a wide range of provision within the College. Recruitment has increased steadily over the last three years, and there are currently over 600 students studying courses during the day. Ten full time and three part time staff work in the Department at present, and they are well supported by two specialist technicians.

The Department offers a selection of courses to cater for the wide range of ability and interests of the students at the College. Courses currently offered include:

  • A Level Art, Craft and Design
  • A Level Fine Art
  • A Level Graphic Design
  • A Level Textiles
  • A Level Photography
  • L3 Cambridge Technicals in Art and Design
  • A Level Media
  • A Level Film Studies
  • L2 and L3 BTEC in Media
  • L 3 BTEC Esports
  • A variety of enrichment courses, including Life Drawing, Esports and Fashion Production

Photography and Graphics courses are under the leadership of the Director of Learning for Creative Arts and Technologies. The Department has a reputation for being extremely supportive of its students and staff, and new staff will always be given assistance with resources and any other help they may need. Staff work closely together to plan schemes of work and share good practice. Links with the local community, schools and employers are good and the department takes every opportunity to enrich the students’ experience through exhibitions and educational visits. The department is also supported by two creative art technicians.

The Department is based in purpose built accommodation in the Allen Building. It is well equipped with specialist rooms including a darkroom; studios for Photography, Graphics and Painting; and multi-media suites of computers. Innovation in teaching approaches is very much welcomed and supported.

The aim of the department is to enrich the learning experience of our students by delivering the syllabus in a manner which is contemporary, varied and challenging. The Department benefits from its links with the Central Studio, (onsite Theatre) with music practice rooms and a sound recording studio. There are excellent facilities to access traditional and digital print making alongside photographic darkroom facilities, an editing suite and a television recording studio.

Wherever possible, we can offer flexibility in the subjects to be taught, taking into account your personal experience, skills and preferences. As a Personal Tutor, you will also motivate, monitor, support and guide students’ academic progress through regular one-to-one consultations.

Whether you’re experienced or newly qualified, you should be an inspiring teacher with a good working knowledge of recent post-16 curriculum developments. A willingness to contribute to the development of course materials for courses offered by the department is also essential.

The job description and application form can be downloaded from our website or contact us by email. Alternatively, you can call Sally-Anne Spooner, HR Director on 01256 417524.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 11 October 2021.

Interview date: Wednesday 13 or Thursday 14 October 2121.

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