Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

Teacher of Science


Rye College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable Teacher of Science (Biologist, Chemist or Physicist), who can demonstrate excellent subject knowledge, to join our highly-motivated team. We are driven by a pursuit of high academic standards regardless of background and a desire for all students to experience an exceptional education. We are open to applications from experienced teachers or ambitious newcomers.

Personal attributes

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent teacher to students of all abilities in key stages 3 and 4;
  • Have a love of the subject and desire and ability to convey this to students;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation;
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent;
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace;
  • Be committed to extra-curricular activities including lunch time activities;
  • Be committed to continuing professional learning;
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour;
  • Hold a good honours degree along with qualified teacher status.

In return, we offer:

  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues;
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do;
  • A skilled and experienced team of teachers and other professionals;
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances;
  • A college in which the students are enthusiastic, engaging and thoughtful.

Rye College is committed to safeguarding the young people in our care and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Salary & Benefits

Salary:            Main or Upper Pay Scale (£30,000 to £46,525 FTE) p.a.
Hours:            Full Time – 32.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday or option of 0.6FTE


Rye College
The Grove
East Sussex
TN31 7NQ

Supporting documents

How to apply

Please send your application, outlining your suitability for the role against the enclosed person specification and job description, by email to

Alternatively, submit your application to the HR Officer, Aquinas, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, BR2 8HZ.

All sections of the form should be completed as clearly and fully as possible. Please note CVs will not be accepted in place of a completed application form. A signed copy of your application form will be required prior to interview.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.