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Classics Co-ordinator vacancy

19-09-2013 12:06

The Sixth Form College, Brooke House

Job Description

Post Title: BSeven – East End Classics Centre Co-ordinator

Scale: 25 - 27 (£23,145 - £27,912 depending on experience). All salaries areinclusive of London weighting.

Reporting to: Vice-Principal: BSeven

Job Purpose:

The East End Classics Centre is a collaborative project bringing together university Classics departments and Classics charities with schools and communities in seven East London boroughs. The Centre aims to increase access to Classics for pupils in socio-economically challenging areas with little tradition of Classics education.Following a successful pilot year, which encompassed a lecture series, study days, and a summer school at Wadham College, Oxford, the Classics Centre has been awarded funding through a London-wide project - Capital Classics - to expand the scope of its work. From 2014, the Classics Centre will run continuing professional development courses for teaching staff in primary and secondary schools; provide curriculum enrichment programmes for pupils at all levels; establish a network of local Classics teachers; and promote the study of the Classics in local schools and communities.

The East End Classics Centre Co-ordinator will oversee the Centre’s activity, build relationships with teachers, pupils, and universities, organise events, and co-ordinate evaluation and monitoring.The role will be based at BSix College, in Hackney, where the Centre Co-ordinator will manage the Library of the Ancient World and be a part of the BSeven, Extended College team. Funding is available for a two year period with the strong possibility of extension, depending on further funding. 

Specific Duties:

To manage relationships with senior leadership teams, teaching staff, and students in primary and secondary schools across seven London boroughs in order to broaden the reach of the Centre’s provision.

To facilitate the creation and co-ordination of a local Classics teachers’ network to further subject knowledge and build sustainable partnerships.To organise regular curriculum enrichment events for secondary/primary pupils.To lead and attend all relevant visits, events, and programmes.

To liaise with all project partners - including higher education institutions, Classics charities, and schools and colleges - to ensure the smooth delivery of provision.

To develop, via the East End Classics Centre, sustainable, long term partnerships between schools and colleges and higher education institutions.

To work closely with project management and an external evaluator to facilitate the continuing monitoring of provision.

To seek out further funding opportunities to ensure the sustainability of the Centre.To manage the internet and social media presence of the East End Classics Centre.

To manage the Library of the Ancient World at BSix College.To be part of the BSeven, Extended College team at BSix College and to undertake any other duties commensurate with the post.

Interview date: Monday 21st October 2013

For an application form and further details please download a pack from Please email us your completed application form or return it to: HumanResources, BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College, Kenninghall Road, Hackney, London E5 8BP

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