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Brighton, East Sussex
The current full-time salary range for qualified teachers is £28,125 to £44,256 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Teacher of Psychology and/or Criminology 

Applied Diploma WJEC Level 3

Full and/or part-time positions available required to start 1st September 2023

We are seeking to appoint teachers of one or both subjects and will consider applicants seeking full-time or part-time positions.

We are one of the top-performing colleges in the country, situated in the cosmopolitan seaside city of Brighton & Hove. Working here offers the combination of both a wonderful place to work and a great city in which to live. Our students and staff are aspirational and hard-working – which is perhaps why 96% of employees would “recommend BHASVIC as a good place to work” and many of our students go on to Higher Education.

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and well organised teachers to contribute to this successful and thriving College. In return you will join a vibrant college community which is an open, friendly, and supportive.  As a college, we are ambitious for our students, and we are seeking to appoint staff who can bring the right blend of flexibility, commitment, energy, and vision.  We welcome applications from teachers with ideas, enthusiasm, and a strong teaching ability, who can work within the diverse demands of the department whilst maintaining its recognised strengths and attributes.

Psychology is a well-established and popular department within the College. There are over 850 students taking A level Psychology (AQA).  All teachers teach across the whole specification, with the department working closely as a team and sharing the planning of teaching resources.  The department also offers the WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Criminology.  This is a very popular subject and numbers are expected to rise to over 200 students in 2023-24. There are currently 14 members of the department. 

The department is friendly, innovative, and dynamic and have extremely high standards for all our students.  We aim to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience in a stimulating and varied learning environment.  We employ diverse strategies of teaching, learning, motivation and tracking so that all students can access the understanding and knowledge needed to prepare them effectively for examination and beyond. Students are expected to work independently on activities such as reading, research and note-making, supported by relevant activities in class.  Termly monitoring and negotiated targets ensure that each student is given the opportunity to be actively involved in their learning.  Many in the department also work as Tutors, focusing on the pastoral development of students and the department offers a number of enrichment activities.  

The BHASVIC Corporation has adopted the conditions of service and salary scales applicable to sixth form colleges. The current full-time salary range for qualified teachers is £28,125 to £44,256 per annum (depending upon experience). This will be pro rata based on your FTE.


For details of how to submit your application, please visit our website

Please complete Parts 1 and 2 of the job application which can be found on our website. Part 1 will be separated and only Part 2 (Application form, Personal statement & Cover letter) will be used in the shortlisting process. 

Please outline in your cover letter as well as on BHASVIC website the range of hours you are interested in applying for and where possible, your preferred working pattern. Please bear in mind that days worked will need to be flexible, to meet the requirements of the BHASVIC timetable – this can be discussed at interview with you, should you be successfully shortlisted. Please find a table outlining hours per week and related FTE in the appendix at the end of this document. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 17 April 2023

Interviews will take place on either Thursday 27 April and/or Friday 28 April 2023 

For applicants who are invited to interview there will be ample opportunity to learn more about our provision and needs through discussions with staff. 
BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   


We are a successful Sixth Form College, graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2012.

About 50% of our students come from Brighton and Hove, but many come from other state and independent schools throughout Sussex. The same variety of backgrounds, cultures and interests that make the Brighton area unique, also makes the College a lively, stimulating place to work.

There are approximately 2500 students on roll, of whom the vast majority (approximately 99%) follow Level 3 courses (mostly AS, A levels or BTECs) with the remainder following ESOL courses. The vast majority of our students are in the 16-19 age range, and following full-time courses. We have a strong local reputation for the academic success of our students and for our focus on individuals’ needs.

We are very proud of the achievements of our students and very much value the individual contribution that each of our staff make to our continuing success.  Our last staff satisfaction survey found that nearly 90% of staff at BHASVIC enjoyed their job. 

The College is within walking distance of Brighton town centre, Brighton train station and is on a main bus route.  Please note that there is limited parking on the College campus and parking permits are allocated according to the distance you have to travel to work.

We offer a good package of employee benefits including:

  • A family friendly approach to help achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme for all our teaching staff.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme for all our support staff.
  • 24 days annual leave entitlement for our support staff which increases to 29 days after 5 years service (plus 8 days bank holiday).
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • We support the principles of the ‘Living Wage’
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Canteen and café on site for both staff and students
  • Free tea, coffee and newspapers provided in the staff room

Staff Well Being

  • Free Counselling and Occupational Health Service
  • Discounts at local shops and businesses including gym membership
  • Opportunity to apply for a year out after a qualifying period
  • Family friendly policies

Staff Development Opportunities

  • Induction programme for all staff
  • Specific induction programme for new managers
  • Management development programme available through FE Sussex
  • Free qualification training for staff who qualify.
  • Financial support for staff wishing to study for additional qualifications.
  • A comprehensive staff development programme for all staff.
  • All staff are given the opportunity to discuss their development needs with their line manager at least twice a year.

BHASVIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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01273 552200
205 Dyke Road
East Sussex

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