Job Opportunities

The Application Process

The Wordsley School continues to go from strength to strength. Our school is held in the highest esteem by pupils, parents and staff having been consistently oversubscribed. Our aim is for this school to be the best; we are a school dedicated to success where all children leave aged 16 having identified a talent, a skill, an intelligence and the confidence to become whatever they aspire to be.

We are currently into Phase Two of our school expansion plan with an estimated completion of May 2021. This work includes a new Multi Use Games Area, Sports Hall, English/Library block and Science laboratories. As a result of a projected increase in pupil numbers, we require additional staff.


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Headteacher – L25 - L31

The Governing body is seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to lead the development of the expanding Wordsley School in Dudley.

If you are a strategic leader who is wholeheartedly committed to promoting a first class educational experience, with the drive, skills and knowledge required to provide inspirational leadership - whilst sharing our values and ambition to develop excellence in all our young people and staff - we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide inspirational, strategic and professional leadership for staff and governors.
  • Ensure we continue to educate young people to the highest standard to ensure that their potential is realised.
  • Build upon the very positive relationships within the school and with parents and the wider community, based upon the values of trust, fairness, mutual respect and inclusiveness.
  • Promote the highest standards of attainment and behaviour, attendance, punctuality and appearance.
  • Maintain the needs and aspirations of all pupils at the centre of our thinking.

School visits will be taking place on:

  • Tuesday 21st April 2020
  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Please contact Rachel Potter, Senior Administrator, on 01384 816015 if you would like to arrange a visit.

You can find further details and apply through WM Jobs.

The closing date for applications will be no later than 24th April 2020.

Assistant Headteacher – L17 - L21 (£60,895 - £67,183)

The Governing body is seeking to appoint an exceptional Assistant Headteacher to play an active role in the development of the expanding Wordsley School in Dudley.

If you are a talented teacher who is wholeheartedly committed to promoting a first class educational experience, with the drive, skills and knowledge required to provide value to a vibrant management team - whilst sharing our values and ambition to develop excellence in all our young people and staff - we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will:

    • Provide strategic and professional contributions to the Senior Leadership Team and staff.
    • Take an active role to ensure we continue to educate young people to the highest standard to ensure that their potential is realised.
    • Promote the highest standards of attainment and behaviour, attendance, punctuality and appearance.
    • Maintain the needs and aspirations of all pupils at the centre of our thinking.

School visits will be taking place on:

    • Monday 4th May 2020
    • Tuesday 5th May 2020

Please contact Rachel Potter, Senior Administrator, on 01384 816015 if you would like to arrange a visit.

To apply please complete an online application form and include a covering letter for the attention of Mr Ian Grosvenor, Chair of Governors.

The closing date for completed applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 11th May 2020. Interviews and activities will take place in school Thursday 21st May 2020.

You can find further details and apply through WM Jobs.

The closing date for applications will be no later than 24th April 2020.

Information about our vacancies

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
  • Online application forms will only be accepted for any vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.
  • If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk
  • If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/staticpages/20563/help/.
  • If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk.