We are seeking applications for the post of Area Coordinator for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This post is funded by a grant to the University of Oxford from the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), which in turn is supported by a grant from the Department for Education. This is a part-time, fixed-term position and is available until 31st July 2024 with the possibility to extend subject to funding agreement. We are looking to have someone in post as soon as possible, but no later than a September 2023 start.
This post presents an ideal opportunity for a candidate with prior experience of teaching mathematics to A Level or equivalent, and an understanding of the mathematics environment in UK secondary schools, to coordinate support for students and teachers in state-funded schools/colleges, in the AMSP region (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire). The overarching aim of the post is to improve participation and provision for Level 3 mathematics (i.e. AS/A Level Maths, AS/A Level Further Maths and Core Maths qualifications).
This position may involve some events at evenings and occasionally weekends, for which time off in lieu is given. Whilst online support and meetings have increased significantly post-pandemic, the post will involve regular travel to meetings and events within the region (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and occasional travel to national conferences with an overnight stay. It is expected that the candidate will have a working knowledge of how to conduct online meetings and a positive attitude to developing their skills further.
The successful candidate will hold a degree in mathematics or a closely related subject, alongside a mathematics teaching qualification. They will have successful experience of teaching level 3 mathematics (A Level Maths/Further Maths and/or Core Maths) or equivalent, a good and current knowledge of mathematics education in UK secondary schools/colleges and an awareness of the local provision in the region. In addition, the ability to create and maintain excellent professional relations with others and work as part of a team is important.
We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role and what it encompasses, please contact Will Warne, Regional Lead for the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme in the South and South West (@email). Enquiries about the application process should be directed to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting the vacancy reference 163453.
Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 14 April 2023 can be considered.