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Can I approach headteacher about possible vacancies if not advertised?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by rlith, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. I am currently employed but my contract is only temporary. When I'd started the job another headteacher contacted me about a job that he had. I had not applied for the position but had sent an application for a different job, which had not reached school in time but he said he had read it and kept it because he liked it so much. I had to tell him that I was already employed. Do you think it would be OK for me to contact him saying that it I will be available from June if any other vacancies arise?
    Thanks :)
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, and it is good to have contacts. You are in a nice position here.
    a) do make it clear that you would be available TO APPLY - don't make it look as though you expect just to be given it.
    b) don't just expect to be given it!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 18th February (Although I believe that this is now full)

  3. That's very useful. Thank you.

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