Finding a teaching job

You can also download the latest issue of the Schools' Vacancy Bulletin, which is published weekly during term time.

Most jobs are advertised around Easter for a September start, but there will be vacancies at other times of the year.

Supply teaching

If you are looking for supply teaching work, please contact supply agencies directly.

Supply teaching for newly qualified teachers

If you are a newly qualified teacher (NQT), please note that there are restrictions on carrying our supply work. We recommend that NQTs find an induction post as soon as possible after qualifying, as this gives you a structured programme of monitoring and support.

Download our factsheet on NQTs and supply teaching (PDF 84KB)

Equality and diversity

We are committed to tackling inequality in employment and aspire to achieve a more diverse workforce that reflects the economically active population within Brighton & Hove.

We want to ensure there is equality in our recruitment processes so we encourage all sections of the community to apply for our jobs and our recruitment and selection is based on an objective application and interview process. You will only be judged on how your experience meets the actual requirements of the job.

We don't operate a pool system for teachers, as headteachers prefer to see that applications are from teachers who specifically want to work at their school and have tailored their application accordingly.

Due to its popularity as a city, we recognise that finding a teaching post in Brighton & Hove can be competitive. However, there are things you can do to improve your chances.

Have you got the right skills, knowledge and experience?

Have a look at some teacher person specifications from our jobs pages (they will be part of the job pack), as these will give you some idea of the skills, knowledge and experience that you'll need.  If there are any gaps, be proactive and ask for these opportunities when you are carrying out teaching practice or supply work.

Have you taught in different sized schools, different geographical areas and different year groups?  The more experience you have, the more employable you will be.  Again, this is something to think about if you are supply teaching, or it may be worth carrying out some voluntary work if you can.

Have you thought about working part-time?

If you're a newly qualified teacher, you can still carry out induction if you're working part-time, as long as the contract is for at least a term.  The length of time it will take you to complete the induction year will vary and the School Workforce Development Team can help to calculate assessment dates. 

You can carry out short-term supply work on the days that you're not contracted, which will be valuable experience. Contact schools.training@brighton-hove.gov.uk for further details.

The application process

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