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Person Specification Computer Science

Computer Science Job Description Sept 23 (1)

Teacher of Computer Science.  Start date as soon as possible

St Francis Xavier’s College, founded in 1842, is a Catholic Converter Academy with a co-educational Sixth Form with a strong academic tradition and 1000 pupils across KS3/4. The Sixth Form has strong collaborative links with partner schools across the city.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and well qualified Computer Science  Teacher to join our College.


As an improving school, this is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher with a love of their subject to join St Francis Xavier’s College. If you consistently deliver high quality lessons and enthuse and engage students to achieve their full potential, then our ICT & Computer Science department is the place for you.

We are seeking someone who can share their passion for Computer Science to our students and to inspire all students to have a love of Computer Science.  If you have the vision and skills to deliver inspirational teaching whilst having the focus and drive to ensure successful outcomes are reached across the department then we’d love to hear from you. 

The Computer Science Department at the College is an outstanding team of professionals who achieve excellent results. We value challenge, active participation and motivation. The department is a positive, high achieving, forward thinking department who believes that every child can achieve in Computer Science. 

The successful applicant will be an excellent and innovative classroom practitioner and is expected to be able to teach Computer Science across the ability and age range, including A Level with knowledge of Python programming and preferably an understanding of C# programming.  And we look forward to receiving applications from both experienced teachers and ECTs

In addition, we are looking for the following qualities in the successful applicant:


  •         Be a committed teacher, who is positive and willing to evolve.  (ECTs considered)
  •         Exude a passion for the subject which is evident in their day to day practice in the classroom and beyond.
  •         Have achieved high rates of progress and attainment in their current position
  •         Knowledge of current curriculum developments in the subject and their implications
  •         Good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
  •         Good understanding of how children learn and how to raise standards of achievement
  •         Ability to build and sustain professional standards and relationships with students
  •         Ability to contribute towards creating a safe and protective environment
  •         A passion for education and making a difference
  •         Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  •         Energy, enthusiasm, good sense of humour
  •         Emotional maturity and resilience in dealing with challenging behaviours.


  •   Strong support to develop your subject
  •   Commitment to support your professional development 
  •   Access to strong subject networks across Liverpool and the Archdiocese  

If you believe that you have the energy, passion, resilience and drive to be part of our positive journey we would love to have you on our team.

Early applications are strongly encouraged and visits to the School are welcomed.

Please visit our website for details and application form at

For further information and school visits please contact

[email protected] 

Forward completed applications to: [email protected] 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 14th December 2023 11.00am

Shortlisting: Friday 15th December 2023

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 19th December 2023

Safeguarding of our pupils is a priority

All posts are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate with a children’s barred list check. You will also be required to complete a criminal self-disclosure form if you are short-listed for the post.’