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Finding a job

How can I find out what job opportunities are available at Bridge Academy Trust?

You can view all our current opportunities on our vacancy webpage.

You can also register for email job alerts which allows you to receive notification of our very latest jobs. 


The Application Process

Would you accept a CV?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept a CV. All applications must be submitted on our application form to comply with Safer Recruitment.

Can I send a speculative CV?

We don’t accept speculative CVs/applications. However you can register for email job alerts and we’ll email you when jobs you may be interested in become available.

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I would like to apply for more than one job; can I just submit one application?

No, you will need to complete and submit one application for each vacancy. However, once you have completed one application, most of the information you enter can be reused, therefore you can re-save your application and amend relevant sections (e.g. position applying for details). The amended application form can then be submitted for the relevant role in the normal way.

Can I save my application and come back to it?

You can download our application form to complete electronically, you will need to save it before completing it, then you can return to it at any point before the closing date to complete it.

I’m not a British / EEA national. Can I still apply for advertised jobs?

Please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website for information about your eligibility and further information in relation to the points based immigration system.

Who should I contact if I have a general enquiry?

If you query is regarding the application process, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01245 202937.

Informal enquiries regarding the role itself can be made directly to the school.

When must I get my application in by?

Each vacancy has a closing date for applications, specified in the job advert, with the latest time for submission at 11.59pm (UK time) unless otherwise stated.

How do I apply for a job?

Once you have found a job you are interested in applying for and have read the job description and person specification carefully, complete the relevant application form and return by the closing date to the email / address specified.

Will I hear back if I am not shortlisted for interview?

Unfortunately, we do not always have time to contact unsuccessful applicants after the deadline. However, if you are interested in working at the Bridge Academy Trust, please click here to sign up for our email alerts for future job vacancies.

What should go in the Personal/Supporting Statement

Your supporting statement is a very important part of your application and candidates are asked to make statements which demonstrate how their qualifications and experience match the criteria outlined in the Job Description/Person Specification. These may have been gained from your work experience, any voluntary or community work or any other organisation you may have been involved with.

If you are a teacher, please provide details of any specialist training experience/skills you possess that may be relevant to the post.

After submitting an application

Can I get feedback on my application?

Whilst we appreciate the time and effort put into completing your application, regrettably due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to an interview.

When will I know if my application has been successful?

Once the vacancy has closed, we’ll let you know as soon as possible, via email, if you’ve been successful in proceeding to the next stage.

What happens to my application once it’s submitted?

You’ll receive an email confirming that we’ve received your application.

I’ve just completed my application, what happens next?

Your completed application will be submitted for shortlisting if submitted by the closing date.

Can I update my application once I’ve submitted it?

No, once you have submitted your application for a specific vacancy you cannot make any changes to it. You are also unable to submit another application for the same vacancy. If you need to clarify something after you have submitted your application, please email the named person on the job advert with further information.

The Interview

When will I find out if I have been successful?

After the interview you will be contacted as soon as possible and informed whether or not you have been successful. We will provide interview feedback where requested. All offers of employment are conditional subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance, proof of right to work in the UK, receipt of references and any other pre-employment checks.

How is the interview conducted?

If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be provided with full details including who you will be meeting, what you need to bring (including evidence of your right to work in the UK and any relevant qualification certificates, identity documents etc) and information of any other selection methods that will be used, such as a work-based test or presentation.

Can I find out when the interview will be held?

Yes, in most cases the interview date will be specified in the job advert where possible. If the interview date is not confirmed at the time of advertising, you will be notified with good time to prepare if you are shortlisted for an interview.

Your data

How will my Recruitment Monitoring form information be used?

The information you are asked to provide will be separated from your application and will not be used as part of the selection process in any way. This information will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used to help us monitor the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy.

What happens to the personal information on my application form?

This information will be treated within the strictest confidence and with regard for the Data Protection Act 1998. The equality and diversity section will be separated and used for monitoring purposes only. The interview panel will not have sight of this form. Your personal details will be stored for a maximum of six months at which time they will be confidentially disposed of. If you are successful in your application your personal information will be kept securely on your personal file.


What is “safer recruitment”?

Bridge Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of our young people. Safer Recruitment refers to a set of processes and guidelines that are followed as part of our recruitment practices that are required when recruiting to roles in an education setting such as a school. The following recruitment approach is taken:

  • application forms are scrutinised before shortlisting is undertaken for any gaps in employment. These are discussed with candidates and accounted for during the interview
  • interviews are be undertaken face to face
  • two written references from current/previous employer are obtained
  • prior to employment, all essential qualifications and registrations for the role are verified
  • the relevant pre-employment checks for the role must be carried out, including a DBS Check.
What if I have unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings?

Child Protection Jobs involving work with children, older people, those with disabilities, learning difficulties and other vulnerable groups are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. As such, by applying for a job in the school you are required to state whether or not you have any unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings or if there are any criminal charges or summonses pending, against you.

A conviction, caution, reprimand or warning will not necessarily be a bar to employment. Those appointed to work in the school will also be required to undertake a check for convictions by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


I studied overseas. How do I evidence that my qualifications are equivalent to your essential qualification requirements?

You can visit ENIC (formerly NARIC) to get a statement of comparability for your GCSE/degree equivalents. This service does incur a cost, however, for candidates training to teach it is free. 


We will accept equivalent qualification, including equivalency tests, e.g. for candidates who studied overseas. Visit either : or

How do I train as a teacher?

If you have a degree (or are studying for one) you can train as a teacher in one of our schools. To find out more, you can book an appointment with a member of staff at Mid Essex ITT or visit

Can I visit the school before applying?

We welcome visits and would be delighted to show potential candidates around our schools so that they can meet the team and fully appreciate the excellent facilities. To arrange a visit, please send a request to the email address on the advert and the school will do its best to accommodate you.

I’ve not worked in a school before – does that matter?

For some of our support roles, school experience is desirable but not essential. If you are wondering if working in a school is right for you, we can help you arrange a visit.

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