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Secondary Curriculum Leader

The Geographical Association is seeking a dynamic and passionate secondary geography specialist to take a lead on our curriculum and professional development work.

You'll be an expert in geography education and have your finger on the pulse when it comes to professional development and professional networking. You'll be knowledgeable about curriculum change, effective teaching strategies and subject leadership, have recent classroom experience and a proven track record in raising achievement through educational projects and initiatives. Above all you'll share the GA's views on the importance of geography in education and have the drive and vision to support the GA’s charitable mission to ‘further geographical knowledge and understanding through education’.

The GA, which is the leading subject association for all teachers of geography, is a registered charity and an equal opportunities employer. A job description, person specification and information about the GA are available below.

The role

  • Lead and be actively involved in the successful delivery of GA activities, particularly CPD courses, secondary curriculum projects and consultancy activities
  • Manage and develop secondary geography teacher network activity including GA Local Branches and Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) Centre of Excellence outreach work
  • Maintain and develop the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) as a key tool for the promotion of high quality school geography
  • Have a significant input to and influence on the further development of the GA's secondary curriculum and CPD activity, including CPD events and consultancy offer
  • Regularly communicate ideas and outcomes from CPD and project activities to a wider audience through the GA's publications, journals and website
  • With the GA's Business Manager, prepare project budgets within agreed areas of responsibility and follow GA procedures for expenditure and financial record keeping
  • Provide timely and insightful responses to official consultations and press enquiries relating to all aspects of secondary geography

The salary will be in range £37,695 to £43,746 depending on experience.

Closing date for applications: midday, Tuesday 5 May 2015.

Interviews: 13 and 14 May 2015 at the GA’s headquarters in Sheffield.

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