Are part time positions ever advertised (secondary?)
tappbar · 02/09/2020 18:07
I never see them but am I perhaps looking in the wrong places?
CuckooCuckooClock · 02/09/2020 19:45
Sometimes but not very often. I’ve had 4 part time roles and only 1 was advertised at part time, the others were all full time but were desperate enough/ impressed enough to accommodate me.
Malbecfan · 02/09/2020 20:05
Yes they are at my school. However, most of the last jobs I have secured have come about through word of mouth. It's not a massive subject and I know most HoDs in the area.
Clarabellawilliamson · 06/09/2020 08:33
Sometimes an academy trust will put out a blanket advert e.g for English teachers full and part time, then they see who applies and what hours they want and place people in one of the schools in their trust (so you don't apply for a specific school). It's how I got my part time post when I moved areas.
Rubyroost · 06/09/2020 12:07
Sometimes they put full time as that's what most people want, but will offer 0.8 or 0.6 if you ask.
astuz · 06/09/2020 17:42
We tend to advertise it as full-time, but most of the time we're open to a part-timer.
When we last advertised, one applicant rang to check if we would accept part-time applications, we said yes, and she's now working for us 3 days a week.
When I got my job at our school, I went to have a look round first, and even though the advert had been for a full-timer (because they thought they'd get more applicants), it transpired that in actual fact they wanted someone for a 0.6-0.8 role, but were prepared to pay the extra just to get someone. They bit my hand off when I said I wanted part-time, and I got the job.
Meredusoleil · 07/09/2020 13:12
Ime there are more part time secondary than primary positions, not including job shares. But my subject is very specialist and often not sought after in primary schools 😔
Phineyj · 07/09/2020 20:50
I teach Economics. Yes, often, because schools often don't need a full timer (or have one and don't need two). They do tend to offer FT with a KS3 subject if the person wants, however.
Phineyj · 07/09/2020 20:51
Posted too soon. The decent ads go on the subject specialist site not the general ones like TES, however.
Noodledoodledoo · 10/09/2020 21:48
I contacted schools with FT ads prior to application asking if they would consider me as part time. I am in a shortage subject though which possible helps.
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