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

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Bishop Wordsworth’s School are looking to appoint a new Deputy Head (Pastoral) to work alongside the existing Deputy Head (Academic). The new appointment will have significant responsibility in leading and developing the pastoral care at BWS with responsibility to the Head for the day to day running and the strategic planning of pastoral care throughout the school. They will act as Designated Safeguarding Lead, leading the pastoral team of DDSLs and training others in this important area.

The post will be with effect from 01 September 2022

Remuneration: The successful candidate will be appointed to a point on the Leadership scale from 17 – 21 allowing for increase subject to performance together with an appropriately discounted timetable.

Closing Date: Friday 04 February 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 14 February 2022

Deputy Head (Pastoral): Full Job Advert

Deputy Head (Pastoral): Information Pack

Deputy Head (Pastoral): Application Form (Academic)

Deputy Head (Pastoral): Child Protection Safeguarding

Deputy Head (Pastoral): BWS Privacy Notice

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk or drop a completed form into Reception


Administrative Staff Vacancies

Catering Assistant (25 hours per week)

Are you looking for a term time job within school hours to fit your current child care arrangements?
If yes, why not consider working within our busy catering department, assisting in the preparation and serving of food to our students and staff. Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are looking to expand our busy team to help cope with the additional workload.

Hours: 25 hours a week / 39 weeks a year Mon-Fri 09:30 – 14:45 (Some flexibility available)

Remuneration: The successful candidate will be appointed on BWS Support Staff pay scale Grade C Point 11 (£17,388 FTE) Actual pay £9,972

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 31 January 2022

Catering Assistant (25 hours): Full Job Advert

Catering Assistant (25 hours): Job Description

Catering Assistant (25 hours): Person Spec

Catering Assistant (25 hours): Application Form (Administrative)

Catering Assistant (25 hours): Child Protection Safeguarding

Catering Assistant (25 hours): BWS Privacy Notice

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk or drop a completed form into Reception


Catering Assistant (15 hours per week)

Are you looking for a term time job within school hours to fit your current child care arrangements?
If yes, why not consider working within our busy catering department, assisting in the preparation and serving of food to our students and staff. Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are looking to expand our busy team to help cope with the additional workload.

Hours: 15 hours a week / 39 weeks a year Mon-Fri 09:30 – 14:45 (Some flexibility available)

Remuneration: The successful candidate will be appointed on BWS Support Staff pay scale Grade C Point 11 (£17,388 FTE) Actual pay £5,983

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 31 January 2022

Catering Assistant (15 hours): Full Job Advert

Catering Assistant (15 hours): Job Description

Catering Assistant (15 hours): Person Spec

Catering Assistant (15 hours): Application Form (Administrative)

Catering Assistant (15 hours): Child Protection Safeguarding

Catering Assistant (15 hours): BWS Privacy Notice

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk or drop a completed form into Reception


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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