Teacher of Design Technology

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides a challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

Welcome letter from Principal and Headmaster

Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Teacher of Design Technology to join this excellent department. The ability to teach Design Technology to lower school and GCSE standard is essential as is the ability to teach A level Design Technology. You will be someone who can enthuse students and promote the importance of Design Technology to the young people of Gordonstoun, in order to help them gain formal qualifications and aid them in taking their place as twenty-first century international citizens. All candidates should be registered or eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, as this is a condition of employment.

All candidates should be registered with or eligible to register with, the GTCS, as this is a condition of employment and the ability to contribute to the broader curriculum would be an advantage.

Design Technology at Gordonstoun

Design Technology is taught by specialist teachers and is a popular option, both at GCSE and Advanced Level. Students currently sit the AQA Design Technology (Resistant Materials) course and at A Level, students take AQA Design Technology (Product Design).

Each department has its own, well equipped and well-resourced classrooms and workshops, with a technician whose responsibility is exclusively to support that department’s teaching staff.


Teaching and Learning are the central activities in the School and all heads of curriculum areas play a key role in pursuing the highest standards of teaching and learning in their subject in line with the cultural ethos and mission statement of the School. This job description below outlines the responsibilities of the post of Teacher of Design Technology. It is intended to be a helpful document which gives as clear a guide as possible, not only to assist a colleague by acting as a checklist, but also to make other staff aware of what their colleague’s responsibilities are.

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: 1600hrs Saturday 23 March 2019

Interviews will be held at Gordonstoun on 26 and 27 March 2019

Application process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the online application form and submit a letter of application, addressed to the Headmaster,  outlining why they feel they are suitable candidates for this post. Please submit applications by email to the Recruitment Department  or by post to: The Headmaster, Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray IV30 5RF

Recruitment Department contact Details:

Email: recruitment@gordonstoun.org.uk

Telephone: 01343 837837

Please note our preference is to receive your letter of application and completed application form as email attachments (and not as embedded body text) sent to the above email address. 

Please also note that it is the school’s policy to request references prior to interview.  Additionally we may request references prior to short-listing candidates for interview.  Please make it clear if you require notification before referees are approached.

Membership of the PVG Scheme, which includes an enhanced Disclosure Check, will be required for the successful candidate.  All teaching roles are required to register with the General Teaching Council forScotland (GTCS). 

We look forward to receiving your completed application soon. 

Application form