Humanities Teacher - Part Time

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Annual (FTE) salary of £21,864
27 Jul 2018
24 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Red Balloon Cambridge – Humanities Teacher’s Job Description

Job Title: Teacher of Humanities

Salary/Hours: 2-3 days per week (including 2 weeks non contact)

38 weeks per year

Annual (FTE) salary of £21,864

Pro-rated at 40% = £8,746

Pro-rated at 60% = £13,118

Responsible to: Coordinator, Curriculum leader

Effective Date: 1st September 2018

Role and Context

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to teach History, Geography and RE to students with a range of abilities and challenges from year 7 to year 11.


We work with young people who have been severely bullied and/or experience high levels of anxiety about attending school. We provide a safe environment with clear boundaries for behaviour, and an individual full-­time academic, pastoral and therapeutic programme. Once students have regained their confidence and are able to cope academically and socially, we support their return to mainstream school or college or into employment.

It is important that the jobholder concurs with this aim.


Red Balloon – Cambridge offers places to a maximum of 17 students. The teaching and support staff numbers up to 20 full and part-­time staff, and there are usually up to five volunteers working during each week.


The Humanities teacher liaises with the Coordinator and with all staff, students, parents/carers, volunteers and visitors to the Centre. S/he is a participating member of the community.

Other Job Information

Red Balloon and the Trustees will be accountable for all working arrangements and welfare provision.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. As a member of the teaching team:
  2. help design and implement a personal learning programme for each student through negotiation with the student and discussion with colleagues;
  3. offer older students a range of qualifications including GCSEs in History, Geography and/or RE.
  4. maintain records of lessons, outcomes and progress for each student;
  5. advise and consult with colleagues, the Coordinators and others, discussing any concerns that arise and acting on any agreed decisions;
  6. contribute to whole staff assessments of students’ social and emotional progress;
  7. give feedback to parents and write achievement records for students as required, and attend parents’ consultations;
  8. Initiate and develop ideas and qualifications within the department.
  1. As a member of staff:
  2. abide by and support the philosophy of Red Balloon;
  3. co-­‐operate with the other staff in the running of the Centre;
  4. respond to any perceived need for in-­‐service training;
  5. attend staff meetings and INSET when possible.


Person Specification


  • Degree level education (essential)
  • Experienced teacher/tutor (essential)
  • One or more subjects from History, Geography, RE studied to A level at least (or equivalent) – (essential)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (desirable)


  • Current, or recent, experience of working with students (KS3/4 ), including National Curriculum. (desirable)
  • Experience of teaching students with a wide range of abilities, challenges and interests using a variety of teaching styles. (essential)
  • Confidence and creativity to build upon students’ interests and ideas within a negotiated curriculum. (essential)
  • Ability to teach GCSE and other qualifications (essential)
  • Ability to teach on a one-­‐to-­‐one basis and in small groups (essential).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, for example on cross-curricular projects (desirable)
  • Strong subject knowledge. (essential)
  • IT skills for teaching and record keeping. (essential)
  • Understanding of the impact of emotional well-­‐being upon a student’s ability to learn and vice versa. (essential)
  • Positive behaviour management (essential)
  • Understanding of safeguarding and child protection regulations.

Key Competencies

Self Management

Manages personal priorities, pressures and workload in an efficient, calm, proactive and effective way. Maintains personal boundaries whilst remaining supportive of students with difficulties. Is able to problem solve.


Relishes working within a team. Listens to and communicates with individuals and groups professionally, clearly, and supportively. Is aware of the need for confidentiality, tact and sensitivity.

Equality and Diversity

Is constantly mindful of equality and diversity issues in providing services, and seeks to avoid discrimination.

Flexible and Adaptable

Responds positively and flexibly to unexpected changes in the routine of the Centre and to any new requests that may arise.

General Information

  • The job specification details the main outcomes required and should only be updated to reflect major changes that impact on the outcomes for the job. Specific tasks, goals and performance criteria will be agreed through the Appraisal Scheme.
  • All work performed/duties undertaken must be carried out in accordance with relevant Red Balloon policies and procedures, within legislation, and with regard to the needs of students, staff and parents.
  • Appointment is subject to satisfactory DBS check and provision to two independent references, one from most recent employer.
  • Post holders will be expected to be flexible in their duties and carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the general scope of the job, as requested by Red Balloon.
  • Previous applicants need not apply.

Please visit our website to download an application form.

Please let us know how you found out about this post.

CLOSING DATE for applications is 5 pm on Thursday 23rd August. Interviews will be held on Friday 31st August. Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Friday 24th August and will be invited to prepare two lesson plans for presentation to the panel. Please keep the interview date free.

Red Balloon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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