Staff Vacancies

Would you like to work at a school where the pupils are actively engaged, want to learn and with minimum disruption in lessons?

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is a unique school in a unique place where we fuel pupils’ wider intellectual curiosity, extending their knowledge and understanding beyond the narrow confines of exam syllabi with the aim to engender a passion for learning together with the skills required to pursue that passion independently. Continually evolving, the school entered an exciting new phase from September 2020 when the BWS Sixth Form became fully co-educational.

Alongside the teaching staff, our specialist and diverse support staff facilitate excellence from accounts through to catering and are crucial to the school’s success.

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive program of CPD
  • The support of highly experienced friendly departments
  • Well-motivated and able students
  • Engaging curriculum experience
  • Extra-curricular and International trips and visits
  • Access to onsite sport facilities
  • Teachers Pensions Scheme (Teaching Staff)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (Non-teaching Staff)
  • Cycle to Work scheme

If you wish to have the opportunity of an informal discussion about working at the school, please contact Mrs Annie Lloyd-Gilmour (HR Manager) alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk . We also welcome speculative CV’s.

Academic Staff Vacancies

English Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energising full time English teacher (NQT or experienced) with a real drive and enthusiasm for the subject, together with the motivation and subject knowledge to be able to challenge and inspire. The successful candidate must be a team player and will be expected to take an active involvement in the department and in school life in general. The ability to teach English up to KS5 is essential. You will be teaching in an environment where the pupils are actively engaged, want to learn and where there is minimum disruption in lessons.

Required: 1st September 2021

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 23:00 23 May 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 24th May 2021

English Teacher: Full Job Advert

English Teacher: Information Pack

English Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

English Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

English Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

English Teacher: Academic Application Form 

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk


Biology Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Biology Teacher with a real drive and enthusiasm for science together with the motivation and subject knowledge to be able to challenge and inspire. The successful candidate must be a team player and will be expected to take an active involvement in the Science Faculty programme, playing a key role in this high achieving and successful
department and in school life in general. The ability to teach Science at KS3 with Biology at KS4 and KS5 is essential. 

Required: 1st September 2021

Hours: The post will be Full Time 

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1 (A slightly reduced FTE could be available if required)

Closing Date: 17:00 16 May 2021

Interview Date: w\c 17th May 2021

Biology Teacher: Full Job Advert 

Biology Teacher: Information Pack 

Biology Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

Biology Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

Biology Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

Biology Teacher: Academic Application Form 2021 

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk


History & Politics Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energising full time History teacher (NQT or experienced) with a real drive and enthusiasm for the subject, together with the motivation and subject knowledge to be able to challenge and inspire. There may also be the opportunity to teach Politics at A Level for the right candidate.

Required: 1st September 2021

Hours: The post will be Full Time 

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 17:00 15 May 2021

Interview Date: TBC

History & Politics Teacher: Full Job Advert 

History & Politics Teacher: Information Pack 

History & Politics Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

History & Politics Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

History & Politics Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

History & Politics Teacher: Academic Application Form 2021 

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk


Administrative Staff Vacancies

Graduate Assistant (Sport / Admin)

Bishop Wordsworth’s school seeks to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic graduate who will become actively involved in every aspect of school life from assisting with sports coaching, helping on the sports field, covering lessons for absent teachers, invigilating exams, accompanying trips and visits and contributing to the extra-curricular programme in areas where they feel they can bring something extra, be this sport, art, drama or music.

The post is ideal for those with an interest in entering the teaching profession or who are looking for a professional experience before following a career outside education.

Required: from 1st September 2021

Hours: 1-year Fixed Term Contract from September 2021 to July 2022

Salary: £11,000 pro rata (Accommodation within the historic Cathedral Close in the heart of Salisbury may be available with breakfast and lunch provided during term time)

Closing Date: 10am 6th June 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Graduate Assistant: Full Job Advert

Graduate Assistant: Information Pack 

Graduate Assistant: Child Protection Safeguarding

Graduate Assistant: BWS Privacy Notice

Graduate Assistant: Administrative Application Form 

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk


Bishop Wordsworth’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

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