Application Process

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, our process is rigorous and any offer of employment (including volunteers) will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

How to apply

You can browse all our current job vacancies online.  To apply, you will need to register by using an email address and password and complete an application using our online portal.

If you are interested in working at Taunton School, but are unable to find a suitable current vacancy, you can register to receive email alerts when opportunities arise.

Please contact us at tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk if you require support with completing your online application or require this in an alternative format.  

Assessment and Shortlisting

Following the closing date detailed on the advert, job applicants are shortlisted for assessment based upon how closely they match the requirements of the role.

Following submission of your application, you will be able to login to our portal and track the progress of your application through the recruitment process.

Interview

Our interviews measure your abilities and competencies for the role, as well as your overall fit with our working culture. All interviews are conducted by an appropriate panel who fully understand the requirements of the role. For teaching roles you will be interviewed by the Deputy Head and Head of Department. You may also be asked to undertake additional exercises such as a classroom teaching task, an in-tray or aptitude test, or a presentation.

You will be asked to explain any discrepancies or anomalies in the information you provide either on the application form or in your covering letter, such as gaps in employment and/or reasons for leaving previous jobs, as well as any issues arising from references, which may be taken up in advance of the interview. At interview, we will ask you questions about child protection procedures and your suitability to work with children.

If you are invited for an interview and have any special requirements, or require adjustments due to a disability, please make Human Resources aware prior to your interview date by emailing tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk. 

The School will contact you via the email address provided if you have been successfully shortlisted for interview, and this will be confirmed online, when you track your application status.

Offer of employment and pre-employment checks

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Eligibility to work in the UK

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that only individuals who are entitled to work in the UK are employed by the School. 

All offers of employment are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and successful applicants will be required to produce original documentary evidence on or before their first day of employment. Individuals who have not provided this evidence will be unable to commence employment until the original documentation is seen by a member of the Human Resources team.

Further information on eligibility to work in the UK can be found at UK Visas and Immigration.

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