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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Teacher of Science

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly created Westcountry Schools Trust, currently employing approximately 1500 staff and growing. 

Job Title:              Teacher of Science  (Preferably with a subject specialism in Physics or                                     Biology)

Pay Scale:           MPS/UPS

Contract term:    Permanent

Contract type:    Full time

Commencement date: September 2021


We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart.  Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of secondary colleges, primary schools and business units based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall.  We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.

The successful candidate will join an inspiring, hard-working and highly skilled team of professionals in a well-resourced Department, in a College that has achieved World Class School status.  Our ethos is to teach well-planned, varied and enjoyable lessons in the context of positive working relationships with all of the students.  Everyone contributes actively to the work of the Department as a whole, participating in curriculum development and helping with extra-curricular activities such as outside visits or Science Club and Science Week. Members of the Science staff are also involved in a wide range of other opportunities and activities that take place in this thriving College.

As a Teaching School, there are frequent and varied opportunities for Continuing Professional Development.  In addition to the CPD provided in College, members of the Science Department regularly attend an impressive variety of external courses and have had an excellent record of career progression over the years.

Ivybridge Community College is a warm, friendly College, whilst delivering an excellent comprehensive education through a culture of high expectation and aspirations.  Students are encouraged to develop a love of learning, to think for themselves and to maximise their full potential.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Denise Smith, Director of Science on 01752 691000.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. 

The application form and full job description is available below. Completed applications can be submitted by email to:

Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

Interviews will provisionally take place on Wednesday, 19 May 2021.  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.