Science Teacher

Ark Charter Academy

  • £28,704 - £45,437
  • Portsmouth / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 months ago
Ark Charter Academy

Job Title: Science Teacher

Location: Southsea, Portsmouth

Salary: £28,704 – £45,437 (Ark Outside London Main/Upper Pay Scales) (TLR available for outstanding candidate)

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 1st December 2023 at 9:00am

Interview date: Rolling basis – Early application is strongly recommended.

Considering making a move to Portsmouth? We are able to offer relocation allowances of up to £3,000 to support you with the process.

About the role:

Are you a dedicated and enthusiastic science teacher looking to make a real impact in the lives of our young learners?

A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious practitioner to join a school with strong foundations, a clear vision and a new leadership team that are bringing rapid change.

We are seeking a forward-thinking Science Teacher to help realise our ambitious vision and make Charter a world class school. You will have significant skills, drive and a proven track record of having had impact in a Secondary setting.

You will understand the importance of working hard. In return you will work in partnership with our newly appointed Principal, Christian Down, a highly successful local Principal.

This role would be suitable for an experienced qualified teacher or an Early Career Teacher (ECT) looking to start their career in a secondary school setting after completing their training placements.  Join us as we make a difference in the lives of our students and help them unlock their full potential.


We’re looking for an individual who:

  • Can deliver engaging and interactive lessons to students, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Can articulate a love of their science specialism
  • Is able to communicate effectively with students of all abilities
  • Cares about students, their learning, and their futures
  • Can manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning
  • Is committed to participating in professional development programmes and will engage in mentoring opportunities provided by the school and network

View the full job description and person specification here.


About our school:

Ark Charter Academy is a happy and vibrant medium sized secondary school located in the heart of Portsmouth. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning.

We have just appointed an ambitious Principal and are about to embark on a rapid journey of improvement. We are a school with significant potential, located in the heart of Southsea, just a mile from the seafront and close to Gunwharf Quay.

We are part of the Ark network, a highly successful MAT with a well-regarded CPD offer for leaders and teachers at all levels. We are passionate about developing and delivering tremendous outcomes for students and invest significantly in our staff.

We inspire and support our students so they can become the very best they can in every single way. With love and care, we develop motivation both inside and outside the classroom, encouraging an appetite for learning in a safe and stimulating Christian environment. We want our students to become the leaders and game-changers of the future. To achieve this we offer an academic curriculum that strives to expose all pupils to the richness of education, allowing them to experience a diversity of subjects during their time with us.


Find out more about us by referring to the Apply Now link below.

We offer:

  • Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
  • Twice as many training days as standard.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
  • Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
  • Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply:

Please click ‘apply’ on the website you are visiting or refer to the Apply Now link below to complete an online application form. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.

If you’re interested in further information about our school, please refer to the Apply Now link below or to find out more about Ark Schools, please download and read Why Join an Ark School? from here.

“To arrange an informal conversation about the role or an informal visit, please refer to the Apply Now link below.

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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. 

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.

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