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 enters an exciting new phase from September 2020 when the BWS Sixth Form will become 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

Head of Music

We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of Music to join our popular and successful department. Music has a high profile in the school and the successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to teach up to A level standard alongside Choir Master duties and other specified roles. They will play a key role in the co-ordination and arrangement of all musical activities for students throughout the school and lead a diverse and  aspiring programme of choral music as well as assimilating the new sixth form girls into a VI Form chamber choir together with leading and managing the peripatetic teaching staff. Good keyboard skills are essential.

Required: 1st September 2020

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2c pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 10am 06th March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 09th March 2020

Head of Music: Full Job Advert

Head of Music: Information Pack

Head of Music: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

Head of Music: Child Protection Safeguarding

Head of Music: BWS Privacy Notice

Head of Music: Academic Application Form 

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


Maths Teacher

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated full time Maths Teacher to join our popular and academically successful department. Our outstanding examination results across GCSE and A level reflect our commitment to high quality teaching and high standards for all students to enable them to reach their potential.  This is a new position required in the Maths department due to expanding student numbers.

Required: 1st September 2020

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 10am 06th March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 09th March 2020

Maths Teacher: Full Job Advert

Maths Teacher: Information Pack

Maths Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

Maths Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

Maths Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

Maths 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 energising Biology Teacher (NQT or experienced) 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.  This is a new position required in the Science department due to expanding student numbers.

Required: 1st September 2020

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 10am 13th March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 16th March 2020

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 

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


Physics Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energising Physics Teacher (NQT or experienced) 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 will have the ability to teach Science at KS3 with Physics at KS4 and KS5.  This is a new position required in the Science department due to expanding student numbers.

Required: 1st September 2020

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 10am 13th March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 16th March 2020

Physics Teacher: Full Job Advert

Physics Teacher: Information Pack

Physics Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

Physics Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

Physics Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

Physics Teacher: Academic Application Form 

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


French and Spanish Teacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energising French & Spanish Teacher (NQT or experienced) with a real drive and enthusiasm for languages together with the motivation and subject knowledge to be able to really challenge and inspire. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in this successful department and in school life in general and will be welcomed into a supportive team lead by an engaging and inspiring Head of Department where wellbeing is key. The ability to teach Spanish and French from KS3 through to KS5 is essential.  This is a new position required in the MFL department due to expanding student numbers.

Required: 1st September 2020

Hours: The post will be Full Time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale FTE1

Closing Date: 10am 13th March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 16th March 2020

French & Spanish Teacher: Full Job Advert

French & Spanish Teacher: Information Pack

French & Spanish Teacher: Teaching Staff Reference Request Form

French & Spanish Teacher: Child Protection Safeguarding

French & Spanish Teacher: BWS Privacy Notice

French & Spanish Teacher: Academic Application Form 

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


Support Staff Vacancies

Currently we have no Administrative Staff vacancies


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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