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Second in Humanities

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Second in Humanities - Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Dunbar Education, a leading recruitment agency specializing in the education sector, is delighted to present a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join a reputable school in Buckinghamshire as a Second in Humanities. This role offers the chance to make a significant impact in a vibrant department, supporting the delivery of high-quality humanities education.

School: We are proud to be working closely with a successful secondary school known for its commitment to academic excellence and fostering a love for humanities subjects. The school provides a supportive and inclusive learning environment, where both students and staff can thrive.

Position: As the Second in Humanities, you will play a key role in supporting the Head of the Department in leading and managing the humanities department. We seek to appoint a well-rounded subject specialist who is able to teach both GCSE and A-level pupils, ideally in Geography, Sociology, or Psychology. However, we can consider applications from those with other Humanities specialisms who would be keen to take the next step in their career. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, ensuring students receive an outstanding education. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate educator to contribute to the continued success of the humanities department.


  • Support the Head of Department in leading and managing the humanities department, fostering a positive and collaborative working environment.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an engaging and inclusive humanities curriculum.
  • Deliver high-quality lessons to GCSE and A-level students, inspiring them and fostering their curiosity and love for humanities subjects.
  • Support and mentor colleagues, providing guidance and professional development opportunities.
  • Monitor and assess student progress, providing timely feedback and interventions as needed.
  • Foster positive relationships with parents, carers, and relevant stakeholders to ensure student success.
  • Contribute to the school's wider community through extracurricular activities and events.


  • Qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Relevant academic degree in a humanities subject.
  • Proven experience teaching humanities subjects at the secondary level.
  • Excellent subject knowledge across multiple humanities disciplines.
  • Passion for delivering high-quality teaching and promoting student engagement and achievement.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying abreast of advancements in humanities education.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Supportive leadership team and a collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Well-resourced department with access to the latest technology and teaching resources.

Application: If you are a dedicated and experienced humanities teacher seeking an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact as a Second in Humanities, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV today, or contact Suzanne Jones at Dunbar Education to discuss further. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion and interviews.