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Jobs at the council


Check our current job vacancies, apprenticeships, teaching posts and opportunities for newly qualified (NQT) and supply teachers. Find out more about the council and the application process.

Our current job vacancies and apprenticeships are available online.

Newly qualified and supply teaching

Register for our newly qualified and/or supply teacher pools through our Newly qualified and supply teacher services.

Application packs - alternative formats

Application packs are available in large type, braille or on spoken word cassette. Contact us for more information.

Why work for us?

We are an equal opportunities employer. We employ a diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Find out more about our council and the county.

Background checks

Due to the services we provide, many jobs with the council involve working with young or vulnerable people or handling people's personal information. As a result we may need to carry out a criminal records check as part of your application, known as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This has replaced the previous Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

There are different levels of DBS checks depending on the job you're applying for. The DBS level will be made clear in the job description.

Is there a charge for the DBS check?

If you turn down the offer of job once the check has been carried out, you will be charged for the cost of the disclosure certificate plus an administration charge of £10.

Having a criminal record

Having a criminal record will not necessarily stop you from working with us. We will consider the nature of the position and the information contained in the background check before making a decision. See our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders for more information.

How we handle your personal information

Our policy statement on the secure storage, handling, use, retention and disposal of disclosure information explains how we keep your personal information secure.