Updates

Teaching vacancies is a new service and we make frequent updates to improve it. You can provide feedback to help us.

  • 12 May 2021

    Application form

    Hiring staff at schools and trusts can choose to receive, review and manage (shortlist or reject) applications through Teaching Vacancies. Jobseekers apply for these roles using an online application form.

  • 16 April 2021

    Local authorities

    Local authorities can now list jobs on Teaching Vacancies on behalf of schools. They can create and manage job listings for all schools they have an agreement with.

  • 12 February 2021

    Accounts for jobseekers

    Jobseekers can now set up a Teaching Vacancies account. This allows them to save jobs they're interested in, and to see all their job alerts in one place.

  • 25 January 2021

    Updates to similar jobs

    We have made some improvements to the Similar Jobs section at the bottom of each job listing. Jobseekers will see similar jobs that are more relevant to the subject of the job listing, for example maths or humanities. Similar jobs will also be more relevant to the job role of the listing, for example teacher or headteacher.

  • 18 December 2020

    Updates to search

    When a search by town, city, county or region has no matches, jobseekers will be able to see how many more results there are within a wider radius of up to 200 miles. All the keywords from the original search will stay the same.

  • 27 November 2020

    Updates to search

    When a postcode search has no matches, jobseekers will be able to see how many more results there are within a wider radius of up to 35 miles. All the keywords from the original search will be the same.

  • 16 November 2020

    Similar jobs

    At the bottom of each job listing we have added a Similar Jobs section. If there are any jobs that match the search criteria of the listing the job seeker is currently viewing, the job title and the name and address of the school will be displayed. Job seekers can then follow the links to view any of the listings they are interested in.

  • 30 October 2020

    Improved job alerts and home page

    Job-seekers can now create job alerts from listings as well as search results. They can change the search criteria the alert is based on and how frequently the emails are sent. The home page has been refreshed to show counties or towns and cities with teaching vacancies. Job-seekers can also browse listings by subject or role.

  • 2 October 2020

    Multiple locations

    We have made some improvements to how jobs are listed. Job seekers can see more easily where a job is located, whether it is at one school, more than one school in the Trust or at the Trust’s head office.

  • 2 September 2020

    Filters added

    Job-seekers can now use filters alongside their preferred keywords to help make job searches more specific. Results can be filtered by job role, education phase and working pattern.

  • 29 July 2020

    Nqt job alerts

    Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) can now set up a job alert that will notify them of any jobs that are suitable for NQTs. Users will receive an email each morning with any new roles that have been listed.

  • 15 June 2020

    Save drafts

    Improvements have been made to the way hiring staff create a job listing, for example, users can now save drafts and review listings. The dashboard that hiring staff use to manage jobs has also been improved. Job-seekers will see some changes to the way search results and listings are displayed.

  • 21 May 2020

    New search

    Job-seekers can now find vacancies using keywords and location. The new search also allows for typing errors and can understand synonyms, like headteacher and principal.

  • 20 April 2020

    Preview of job listing

    Users logged in as hiring staff can now view published job listings as they will be seen by job-seekers. Hirers can still preview jobs before they’re published.

  • 24 March 2020

    Simplified salary field

    Hiring staff can now input job salary details in a free-text field. This means both monetary values and pay scales can be referenced, as appropriate.

  • 16 March 2020

    Document upload

    Hiring staff now have an option to upload related documents to job listings - for example, a job description, person specification, or application form. Files can be Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPEG, MP4 or PNG documents, and must be no larger than 10MB. Published vacancies can have documents added or removed.

  • 11 March 2020

    Job summary

    New listings now require a brief summary of the job, so that job-seekers can quickly see what the role involves. This replaces a more detailed job description field.

    School overview

    Each job listing will now show information about the school at the top of the ‘School overview’ tab. This provides key facts for job-seekers without requiring any additional input from hiring staff.