Is the service Free?
Yes, it costs nothing to register and receive notification of suitable vacancies that meet your requirements and have been identified through the system. However, from time to time we may offer additional services that have a cost attached. It is entirely up to you whether you take up such offers. We do not pass on your details to any third parties.
How often is the system updated?
Daily, Monday to Friday. Vacancies you can apply for should be notified within 24 hours of being posted; often before they appear anywhere else.
What happens after I have been notified of a vacancy?
Nothing unless you choose to follow up the vacancy and request details and if you want one, applications pack. The system does not pass your details on to schools although in some circumstances we will tell them how many people are registered for that type of job in that location.
What do I need to register?
An idea of where you want to work, what subjects you want teach, what level and and an email address to send you details of vacancies. We do not pass on this email address to third parties.
Can I de-register once I have found a job?
If you tell us you have found a job you can check a box in your registered details to stop further vacancy alerts. You can re-register at any time, as it is a free service. We may still tell you of professional development activities and anything else offered by Oxford Teacher Services that we believe may interest you. We won't pass your details on to any other organisation although we may allow them to advertise on the site and you may be asked for details if you click through to their web site or other application.
When does the site operate?
The site operates throughout the year although there are very few vacancies during August and the system is not operated between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
What type of schools will be included?
All primary and secondary schools in England whether state-funded or independent schools. This will include academies, free schools, maintained and voluntary schools, University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools. Vacancies in special schools open to secondary teachers will also be included where relevant.
I am not a newly qualified teacher, can I use the site?
Yes, vacancies between NQT and Executive Head are matched.
How many schools offer vacancies through this system?
Schools that register receive additional information about the state of the job market, but the system collects all suitable vacancies schools have placed on their web site, often before they appear anywhere else.
I am not sure where I want to work, how do I register my request?
As there are around 60,000 vacancies advertised each year for teachers we don't want to overwhelm you with matches. As a result, you can choose the postcode and mileage option or a specific local authority. Beware, at certain times of year a large radius can produce many jobs in popular subjects if you select an urban area. However, for the less popular subjects and at certain times of year, this may be the best option. You can always refine you choice later. As it is free you can register several times if that helps you select a number of specific local authority areas, but the terms and conditions do not allow you to select every local authority. If you make more than one registration we may contact you to confirm that you are a bona-fide applicant.
How do I select a subject?
Choose one from the drop-down menu. As we recognise schools use a range of terms to describe different subjects we have taken as wide a sweep as possible, so you may receive some vacancies that are not really suitable. For instance, geographers and historians will receive vacancies for humanities teachers and because schools usually ask for a 'science' or 'languages' teacher you may receive details of some vacancies beyond your specific specialisation. We would rather send you too many vacancies to select than that you miss the right job just because how it was described by a school.