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 DT from Year 7 to Year 13 is required and other subjects would be advantageous. You will be someone who will be able to 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 21st 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.

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: 1700hrs on Sunday 16 February 2020. Interviews will be held w/b 17 February 2020.

Application process

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post should complete the online application form available on the vacancies page of the Gordonstoun website www.gordonstoun.org.uk and also submit an electronic letter of application, addressed to the Headmaster,  outlining why they feel they are suitable candidates for this post. Please submit the application form and covering letter by email to the Recruitment Department  (recruitment@gordonstoun.org.ui) at Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray IV30 5RF, telephone 01343 837837.

Application form