Finding a teaching job

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Teaching jobs in Brighton & Hove are advertised on our jobs pages, where you can apply online.  On the Jobs homepage, click on 'Search for jobs' and then either narrow the field down by searching on 'teacher', or 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.  

We do not operate a pool system, 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 - see the Part-time NQTs page.  You can always carry out short-term supply work on the days that you're not contracted, which will be valuable experience.

The application process

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