Vacancies

Please download and read the relevant information for the role you are interested in. If you wish to apply, please send completed application and equal opportunity forms to vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk.We are unable to accept CVs.

Director of Business Operations and Development

Salary: £41,582 – £49,883

We are looking for a well-qualified, dynamic and experienced professional to join the Senior Leadership Team. The successful applicant will hold the position of Chief Finance Officer, ensuring sound and appropriate financial governance arrangements are in place, and taking a wider responsibility for the business and operational functions of the school.

This role demands a unique combination of strategic thinking and people management skills. Key to your success will be successful experience of working in a school or educational setting, strong management and financial experience, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to lead areas of the school’s strategic development.

You are very welcome to visit the school – we enjoy welcoming people to see our superb facilities and get a feel for the College. For an informal discussion please contact the Director of Business and Operations on 01326 372379.

Closing date: Wednesday 20 March at 9am.
Interviews: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March.

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Caretaker

We are looking for a Caretaker who has practical experience of building and grounds maintenance work to join the team here at Penryn College. 

The role will include being part of a rota to cover evenings and weekends, as we are a busy school that is open 51 weeks per year and have a full and varied programme of lettings and community user groups.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of plumbing, electrics and decorating, alongside being enthusiastic, motivated and able to work well under pressure. We are looking for someone who prides themselves on a high standard of work and has the ability to prioritise their workload efficiently.

This is a full-time role working 52 weeks per year and 37 hours per week, with a starting salary of £16,015. We would like the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

The building is open from 6.30am – 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am – 2.00pm on Saturdays. The facilities are also used on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. The premises team work different hours to accommodate the opening times of the building. The hours for this role are currently 10am – 6pm Monday to Thursday and 10am – 5.30pm on Fridays, with a 30-minute unpaid break each day. Flexibility is essential as the team change their hours as needed to cover holidays and sickness.

The school offers 23 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), rising by one day a year up to a maximum of 28 days’ holiday after five years. Additionally, employees are offered a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the on-site gym and sports facilities outside of school times.

Closing Date: Monday 25 March at 9am.
Interviews: Wednesday 3 April.

Technology Teacher

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of technology, who is able to motivate and inspire pupils across both Key Stage 3 and 4, to join our forward-thinking STEAM faculty. The ability to teach a wide range of technology subjects would be advantageous.

You will have a proven track record of excellent classroom operations and be committed to high standards of learning and student progress, with the energy and vision to build on current progress. You will also have ambitions for yourself and our school.

This is a full-time permanent position to start September 2019.

At Penryn College we have created a STEAM faculty by combining the DT and ICT departments, with elements of the curriculum being combined for 2019-20 to give students an experience of joined-up, cross-curricular teaching. We are moving towards a curriculum that is taught through project-based learning for Year 7 and 8, leading to specialist options in the pre-GCSE Year 9. Students can opt for AQA GCSE Design and Technology, or NCFE Technical Award Graphic Design.

The STEAM faculty includes three specialist Design and Technology teachers, and a part-time technician, as well as two specialist ICT teachers. The faculty, for the most part, will not teach as a separate rotation of skills, but through cross-disciplinary projects incorporating ICT, resistant materials, graphics and product design elements. Projects are linked to industry, and we will be encouraging industry and college involvement at every stage of students’ learning.

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching all areas of design and technology, alongside some key ICT skills in a groundbreaking and well-resourced faculty, and must be prepared to contribute in the continuing development of our excellent cross-disciplinary curriculum. This will include planning for new GCSE specifications, ICT, extra-curricular offers, literacy, numeracy and skill-based assessments – while inspiring pupils through their love of the subject. This role will also involve the individual appointed to work closely with colleagues in maths, science, and the local industry.

Closing date: Monday 25 March at 9am.
Interviews: Monday 1 April.