Candidates

How to apply for jobs on this site

  • Search for your ideal role by selecting the relevant criteria, or search all jobs.
  • Simply select the job that you are interested in from the list of vacancies shown in the search results.
  • If there are no vacancies matching your criteria, try narrowing your choices and search again.
  • Submitting an application is easy. You can download, complete and attach an application form if required by the school as well as attach your CV or other documents in support of your application.
  • When candidates click “apply now” Jobs in Schools North East will send the application directly to the school.
  • In some instances schools may request postal applications. Application forms will be available to download and print for each vacancy for such requirements.
  • If you have not received an acknowledgement from the school within 48 hours (weekdays) you should contact the school directly to confirm that they have received your application.

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If you see a job and its not what you are looking for but know someone who might be interested, you can send this job to a friend by clicking the email icon on the jobs page.

 

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Hints and Tips

When applying for teaching jobs in schools, there is a standard process for those candidates who are chosen for interview. Selection of the successful candidate is made pretty swiftly – usually on the day of the final interviews. Here are a few pointers to help you make the most of your next application for a new teaching or non-academic role.

  • Keep your employment record and experience up-to-date – this will be useful for incorporating into application forms.
  • Record examples of achievements that you may wish to incorporate into an application as a supporting statement. If there is an urgent requirement to fill a post, the pace of the selection process may be swift, so it pays to have as much prepared as possible.
  • Concentrate your available time on researching background to the hiring school and preparing an excellent application.

Your Application

Your application form and any supporting statements underpin your entire application, and it is vital to take the time to create a quality employment record (or CV) that successfully demonstrates your skills, experience and achievements.

Your employment record should be specifically attuned to the role you apply for, and meet the requirements as set out in the person specification and job description supplied by the hiring school.

Writing an employment record is part science, part art, and because it is a unique document that is personal to you, there is no single correct method to getting it ‘right’. However, there are certain rules you can follow which will help your application/CV have the required impact.

In terms of content, include your most recent responsibilities and achievements, quantifying your impact wherever possible.

Do's and Don'ts!

Do’s

  • Do ensure that your CV reflects the seniority of the role.
  • Do keep your CV concise and ‘to the point’.
  • Do bear in mind that your entire work history may not be appropriate, although it is equally important to ensure you do not leave any unexplained gaps.
  • Do include anything that might help you stand out from other candidates in terms of your ethos, approach and style.
  • Do think about how you can add value to the hiring school – do you have any additional expertise or experience that goes above and beyond what the role requires?

Don’ts

  • Don’t use multi-coloured text or ‘fancy’ formatting. A CV that is laid out in a simple way is easier for employers to read and digest.
  • Avoid unnecessary jargon and buzzwords. Not everyone involved in the recruitment process will be familiar with all acronyms.
  • Do not describe your experience using long lists of historical tasks or responsibilities. A handpicked selection of your most recent achievements will add impact.
  • Don’t spend too much time writing about your hobbies and interests. Keep this section brief as you will have opportunities to discuss these in person.

Your Interview

As part of the interview process, you will usually be asked to prepare a presentation on a specific topic. You will be given anywhere between 10 minutes and half an hour to make your presentation.

To make the most of your time with your prospective employer:

  • Prepare your presentation well and back up your statements
    Stick to the allocated time for the session
  • Give yourself time to rehearse so that you know the content and order of your presentation – this will give you confidence on the day.
  • Ensure the correct balance of interest, creativity and statistics
  • Be inspirational – the interviewer needs to get a positive feeling about your capability and also passion for the role.
  • Be prepared to ask questions about the role and the school, what are the challenges, how will the school manage upcoming changes in standards, as well as specific questions about the role.
  • Don’t be afraid to sell yourself – say why you want the role and what difference you will make if you are selected.

Testimonials

“I have been lucky enough to secure a full time teaching post for September through a post advertised on Jobs in Schools | North East. Before securing this, I was also invited to 4 interviews – all through this website. I found it a very quick and easy way to search for jobs and it has been incredibly helpful in providing information and finding the right post for me. I did not use any other website in my job search and I would definitely use Jobs in Schools | North East again in the future if I needed to. ”