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Teacher of Mathematics

  • Full time
  • £28,113 – £42,336
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 27th March 2023

  • Advertised from 27th February 2023
  • Plus £930 allowance. Full-time, GSC term-time. 35 hours per week. Pattern of Work: Monday to Friday 8.45am – 4pm with a degree of flexibility


Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.”

The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing, and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage. Young people who live with us continue their education in our school, on campus, or attend further education out with the campus.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep the Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to our houses have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

An opportunity has arisen to join our Education team as a Teacher of Mathematics on a full-time, permanent basis. The role is based at our GSC secure campus outside of Bishopton.

Teachers uphold and promote the ethos and active values of the GSC in being rights respecting, kind, nurturing, and resilient.

Teachers contribute to ensuring that the climate and learning environment at GSC is tailored and responsive to the learning needs and additional support needs of young people as learners. They promote a restorative and nurture-based approach to their teaching and professional practice, ensuring the highest standards of education and learning support for young people in a safe and positive environment. Teachers deliver a high-quality educational service to young people who are living in any of the care houses across Secure Care and Close Support. The Education Department re-engages young people in the learning process.

The Education Team are committed to ensuring all our young people receive their full curriculum entitlements. We have a focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Health & Wellbeing and Skills for Learning, Life & Work. We endeavour to ensure our curriculum offers scope for our young people to extend their learning beyond subject areas through vocational and interdisciplinary work and learning across a broad range of contexts.

The centre embraces the concept of a 24-hour curriculum within which young people can gain recognition for achievements within and out with the school day. As a result, we are able to offer our young people achievement opportunities within the Broad General Education and the Senior Phase curriculum, as well as through wider achievement awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh and vocational subjects.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated & hard-working Teacher of Mathematics who has a genuine passion for working with young people. You will be a caring, child-centred and resilient individual with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people.

Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural, and good practice requirements and guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of our strong and dedicated Education team to support young people to meet their needs, achieve their goals and build hope for their future.

An essential requirement of the role is to have full GTCS registration.

If you have experience with working with young people and/or young people with additional support needs within a teaching environment, we would love to hear from you.

Application notes

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If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact the HR Department on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our application form available to download below and submit to by the closing date.

Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaires will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment. All convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. These posts are regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.