Mental Health Practitioner
Contract: Permanent
Salary: SFCA Support Staff Scale – Band 7, Salary: £32,517-£35,069 pro rata per annum
Hours: 12 -20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)
Closing date: 23rd April at 12:00 pm
Interview date: 7th May

Varndean College is a popular and successful Sixth Form College based in Brighton.

We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic person to join our student support services. The Mental Health Practitioner is responsible for the management of mental health related student cases, providing specialist support to students with mental health conditions, liaising with academic and additional support teams and external service providers, conducting risk assessments, providing guidance to staff on students’ fitness to study and contributing to the college vision to raise awareness.

The successful applicant will have a professional qualification in nursing, occupational health, therapy or social work and have experience of working across a range of mental health settings. Experience of working with young people with a wide range of mental health needs and extensive experience of managing and accessing mental health risk are essential.

To Apply

Engineering Tutor
Contract: Permanent
Salary: SFCA Teachers salary spine £22,937-£35,975
Hours: 0.617647 FTE -1 FTE (21-34 periods of 45 minutes per week)
Closing date: 19th April at 12:00 pm
Interview date: TBC

We are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic Engineering Tutor to join our STEM school.

In this rewarding post you will be teaching and assessing on our Level 3 Engineering course, and also applying your Physics/Maths knowledge and teaching some modules on our BTEC Science courses and/or Maths GCSE.

Working closely with the Head of Department and the rest of the departmental team, you will have the chance to share your knowledge and skills with learners to help them achieve at the highest level as well as driving continuous improvement within the College.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a full teaching qualification
  • Have a minimum of an A Level (or Level 3 equivalent) in Physics
  • Have previous teaching experience in this area within a FE/sixth form environment
  • Be a specialist in the subject of Physics/Engineering
  • If this sounds like you and you will enjoy working in a forward thinking, friendly, fast paced, changing College would love to hear from you.

To Apply

  • Download a job pack for the role here
  • Email your completed application form by the closing date to
3D Design (including architecture) cover teacher
Contract: Part time
Salary: TBC
Hours: TBC
Closing date: 31st March at 12:00 pm
Interview date: TBC

We are looking for an inspirational part time cover teacher with a design background to teach 3D Design (including architecture). An art & design specialist with previous relevant training, skills and/or experience is welcome to apply.

Candidates should have successful teaching experience or teaching practice in the subject in the 14-19 sector or post 16 and a recognised teaching qualification.

In addition, you will have

  • An ability to adopt a variety of strategies to suit students’ different learning styles
  • Detailed knowledge of the curriculum and proven ability to plan and prepare courses and lessons
  • Experience of Design based equipment / machine safety training and use of digital software applications.
  • Sound 3D design workshop experience/knowledge of tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of laser cutting, and Corel draw is essential.

To Apply

Application forms and further information about applying for jobs at Varndean College are listed below.

We are positive about disability! We are committed to the principles embedded within the disability confident scheme and welcome applications from anyone who has a disability.

We will interview all applicants who declare a disability and evidence in their application that they meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy.

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If you would like further information about any of the positions available, please contact Human Resources:

Tel: 01273 546637

The college is committed to equality of opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by Varndean College are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented at the College, including BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process. We are also prepared to make our standard application forms available in other formats to help any disabled candidates to apply. Please email/call to request.

We are always looking for new talent. If you would like to join the College but can't see any relevant vacancies to apply for, why not send us a copy of your CV. We would love to hear from you.

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