Magdalen College School, Oxford, founded by William Waynflete in 1480 is one of the country’s leading independent schools. Each year we employ a small number of graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, in a part-time capacity, to provide up-to-date, scholarly and expert knowledge as part of our Waynflete Studies programme. Recent appointees have found the role fits well alongside their current research commitments.
We are looking to appoint a Waynflete Academic in English to commence as soon as possible and to continue until the end of the 2023-24 academic year.
The responsibilities of the Waynflete Academic in English will be shaped in accordance with departmental needs to fit the strengths of the candidate appointed.
Responsibilities are likely to include:
- Offering academic enrichment activities for the most able pupils, particularly but not exclusively in the Sixth Form
Arranging a programme of talks by visiting speakers, students and colleagues for the Sixth Form English Society
Preparing L6th candidates for university application
Assisting members of the department in researching and resourcing texts
There is lots of scope for the candidate to develop their own initiatives: recent Waynflete Academics have run creative writing workshops and medieval and postcolonial reading groups, for example. A willingness to contribute to the School’s extensive partnerships programme is desirable, as is a willingness to take on extra paid hours to assist with internal exam marking at certain points in the year.
The role is for the equivalent of three quarters of a day per week (0.15 Full Time Equivalent). The salary of the Waynflete Academic: English will be £3,300per annum (£22,000 FTE).
Those interested should click 'Apply now" to complete the MCS application form for Teaching Staff, which is also available via the MCS vacancy page, and email this together with a CV to the HR Administrator, Miss Aimee Edwards at by Wednesday 1st February, noon. Early applications are encouraged.
Magdalen College School is committed to the safeguarding of pupils, and any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, the receipt of satisfactory references, the school’s pre-employment medical questionnaire, plus sight of relevant original ID documentation and degree certificate(s). The enhanced DBS check is due to this role being exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This role will be in regulated activity and will require a children’s barred list check.