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Dear Theo, a conditional job offer?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by NNS, May 28, 2011.

  1. NNS

    NNS New commenter

    I was thrilled to get a phone call from a school that interviewed me that they offered me a one yar temporary contrac starting from July. They sent it to me, although it is not much of a contract, a sheet of paper saying that it is a conditional offer (conditions being two references- that I know my referees sent prior to the interview, which puzzled me a bit, and the CRB + a medical form). Is that a usual practice? I also need to fill in the job application again...
    Most of my friends got 'normal' unconditional contract straight away, so I as wondering whether more schools deal with things the way mine did.
    The problem is, I need to move, and rent a flat within the next few weeks, so things are a bit complicated if I have to wait for the CRB check to get a proper contract... But at least I have a job I am saying to myself, in a very, very competitive subject (60 applications for one post).
    Also, I wanted to thank you for the advice on this forum. For months I was not getting interviews, I then redid my letter and application according to the guidelines you had here, and I prepared for my interview using the tips and questions from this forum, and yay, after sending 8 applications I got invited for 6 interviews, and got the job at the second try!

     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You're a star, a twinkly star!
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    Super, super, super!

    Don't worry about the conditions! They are in fact quite normal - i sent out all my offers with wording something like: subject to satisfactory references, satisfactory medical questionnaire and statutory checks. Just a standard letter. Even if already received the references - it was a standard thing.
    And don't worry about the contract - the law says that they have to provide that within 2 months of you starting work . . . 2 months after they mean. So October half term would be the latest - ages after you've started.
    The letter has contractual force - that means that they and you are bound by it, once you've written back to accept.
    All sorted!
    I'm glad that you have found the advice useful - I am very concerned that there are so many teachers unable to get jobs, so any help that we at the TES can provide, it's our pleasure!
    Best wishes for September - and for flat hunting!
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Good luck, Lad!
    Or lass.
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminar Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     

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