Teacher of Art

Ark Charter Academy

  • £30,570 (MPS 1) - £48,390 (UPS 5)
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 03/06/24
  • Job Reference: Charter-5680
Posted 2 weeks ago

Reporting to: Director of Technology

Location: Ark Charter Academy

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern:  Full Time (Part time can be considered)

Salary: MPS/UPS

Start Date:  September 2024

Interviews will take place as suitable candidates apply so early application is highly encouraged.


Summary of the Role

You will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student a great education and real choices in life, regardless of their background. As a passionate practitioner, you will deliver high-quality, rigorous Art lessons that drive achievement and inspire a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom.


Charter is a special place in the heart of the city. We are an academy with ambition, with heritage and most importantly an academy where faith is important. We are on a tremendous journey, growing exponentially, and bursting with opportunities.


At Charter we understand that to be successful, we must provide our students with the highest level of challenge and the highest expectations of behaviour. Our academy is disciplined, never shying away from being responsible for our actions. At Charter our vision is that our students grow to be confident, articulate and resilient young people, assured in their strength of courage, value of justice and necessity of respect.


This role is suitable for Early Careers Teachers.


Our Ideal Candidate:

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK

·         A degree in Art or a related subject

·         Genuine passion for teaching Art

·         Motivated and resilient with a commitment to achieving excellence


View the full job description and person specification here.


Our School:

Ark Charter Academy is a happy and vibrant school located minutes away from the seafront. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning.


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. We believe every child is entitled to disruption-free learning and pride ourselves on creating a learning environment that is calm and focused. 


Our teachers and support staff work hard every day to inspire each and every student to develop skills which will help them to achieve their full potential. We pride ourselves in recognising hard work and rewarding it accordingly, providing opportunities for professional and personal growth in the academy and across the wider Ark network.


Find out more about us on https://charteracademy.org.uk/

We offer:

·         Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale

·         10 Inset days (of which at least one is dedicated to staff wellbeing)

·         A behaviour policy that ensures disruption-free learning

·         Development opportunities for future leaders

·         Generous pension scheme

·         Up to £3000 relocation costs to move to the south coast (dependent on the role)

·         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 find the vacancy on https://charteracademy.org.uk/vacancies and submit your application. 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.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please contact Arlene Gajdus, Business and Community Manager, on a.gajdus@charteracademy.org.uk.


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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

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.  


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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