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) . We also welcome speculative CV’s.

Academic Staff Vacancies

German Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Advert updated Monday 23rd May 2022

Bishop Wordsworth’s School are looking for an enthusiastic and energising German Teacher to cover a period of maternity leave to start in the new academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in this successful department and will be welcomed into a supportive team led by an engaging and inspiring Head of Department where wellbeing is key.

The ability to teach German from KS3 through to KS5 is essential and French at KS3 level is desirable.

The post will be required from 01 September 2022

Remuneration: Fixed Term Contract until May 2023

Closing Date: Tuesday 7th June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

German Teacher (Maternity): Full Job Advert

German Teacher (Maternity): Information Pack

German Teacher (Maternity): Application Form (Academic)

German Teacher (Maternity): Child Protection Safeguarding

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Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, or drop a completed form into Reception

Administrative Staff Vacancies

SEN Teaching Assistant

Bishop Wordsworth’s School are looking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, well organised person who has a passion for working within the sector. This is a varied role where no two days are the same, it is essential therefore that the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure and have a high level of personal drive, energy and resilience.

You will possess good literacy, numeracy and IT skills, the ability to gain good relationships with both students and staff is essential as is the ability to gain a strong understanding of the curriculum

The post will be with effect from September 2022

Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00

Remuneration: Remuneration: BWS Support Staff pay scale E19 FTE £20,203, Actual pay: £15,063

Closing Date: 01 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC

SEN Teaching Assistant: Full Job Advert

SEN Teaching Assistant: Job Description

SEN Teaching Assistant: Application Form (Administrative)

SEN Teaching Assistant: Child Protection Safeguarding

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Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, or drop a completed form into Reception

Graduate Assistant (Sport)

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 successful candidate will significantly contribute to the thriving Games programme within an experienced sports department and will have a keen interest in sport with playing and/or coaching experience in one of our major sports. The post holder will be involved in assisting the Development Office with marketing activities, taking responsibility for social media posts and will also be supervising classes in the short-term absence of a teacher across a range of subjects and age groups using plans and resources provided.

The post will be with effect from September 2022 - 1 Year Fixed Term Contract to July

Remuneration: £11,000 pro rata / Accommodation within the historic Cathedral Close in the heart of Salisbury with breakfast and lunch provided during term time.

Closing Date: The position will remain open until filled

Interview Date: TBC

Graduate Assistant (Sport): Full Job Advert

Graduate Assistant (Sport): Job Description

Graduate Assistant (Sport): Application Form (Administrative)

Graduate Assistant (Sport): Child Protection Safeguarding

Graduate Assistant (Sport): BWS Privacy Notice

Please email your completed application to Mrs Lloyd-Gilmour, HR Manager, or drop a completed form into Reception

Governor Vacancies

BWS Governor

Would you value the opportunity to join the dynamic and effective governing body of Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School as a Member Appointed Governor?

Are you looking to:

  • Find a rewarding voluntary role that makes a difference to the lives of young people?
  • Gain an insight into the workings of a thriving and high performing grammar school?
  • Contribute to and represent the wider community?
  • Have the opportunity to work with our team of governors and staff in improving our school?

We are looking for a committed individual who has:

  • An open and enquiring mind;
  • The ability to think strategically and look at issues objectively;
  • The confidence to ask questions and join in debates across a range of issues;
  • A willingness to listen and make informed judgements;
  • Preferably a background in either finance,& audit, computing & communications or health & safety;
  • Time to spare – time commitment is about half a day a month with most meetings in the early evening.

Closing Date: Friday 01 July 2022

Interview Date: w/c 20th July 2022

BWS Governor: Full Advert

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To apply, or to find out more about the role before applying, please email a cover letter and CV (maximum two pages each) to the Company Secretary

Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance and Section 128 check.

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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