Teacher Recruitment Secondment

Oxfordshire Teacher Recruitment Lead


2 days a week (term time) secondment from September 2017


The Oxfordshire Strategic Schools Partnership Board (SSPB) wishes to fund a 2 year secondment to lead on Teacher Recruitment for Oxfordshire. The role will be for the equivalent of 2 days per week during school term time, with the days and times negotiable.  


The SSPB recognises that teacher supply is an increasing challenge for Oxfordshire schools and is funding this secondment in order to assist schools with employing high quality teachers to support pupil progress and achievement.


This new role will involve:


  • Recruitment Events – co-ordinate events, including recruitment fairs, to enable trainee, and experienced, teachers to meet with potential employers

  • Marketing – support schools with their advertising through producing guidance and example material

  • Promotion of Oxfordshire – create online marketing to promote Oxfordshire as a great place to live and work as a teacher

  • Overseas Recruitment – support overseas applicants with finding positions in Oxfordshire schools, and support Oxfordshire schools with recruiting overseas applicants. Develop contacts and build links with appropriate overseas institutions, such as teacher training organisations

  • Overseas InductionProgramme – co-ordinate the development and implementation of an induction programme for overseas teachers taking up employment in Oxfordshire

  • Return to Teaching – co-ordinate a Return to Teaching Programme, including bidding for external funding as appropriate

  • Applicant Database – lead the development on an online applicant database and engage with stakeholders to facilitate matching of employee with employers

  • Social Media – use social media to promote the above activities where appropriate and to engage with stakeholders

  • Media Liaison – engage with local and national media to promote R&R activities as appropriate

  • Finance – promote the value of the R&R Lead role with schools, whilst developing income generating activities to ensure the financial self-sustainability of the role by the end of the second year


The role will be a secondment, with the successful applicant released from their employing organisation, with the organisation’s permission, for the equivalent of 2 days per week, during school term time from September 2017 to July 2019.  The Recruitment Lead will report to the Director of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance, a member of the SSPB.


The SSPB will fund the secondment to cover actual salary and ‘on-costs’ of employer’s National Insurance and Pension contributions up to a maximum of L15 on the Teachers Leadership Group Pay Range. However, please note the secondment is also open to non-teaching staff.


Application is by letter and CV. The letter should address how you meet the person specification for the role.  Applicants will also need to confirm that they have the permission of the head of their organisation to apply for the role and to provide that person’s contact details so that we may contact them to ask for a reference.


Further information about the secondment, including the person specification, may be downloaded from the SSPB website:




Letters of application, CVs and referee contact details should be emailed to Adam Arnell, Director of OTSA. Please contact Adam by email if you wish to discuss the role before making an application.




Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 27th April 2017

Shortlisting and notification of interviews: Friday 28th April 2017

Interviews: Friday 5th May 2017 (morning) in Oxford


Safer Recruitment - Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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