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No person/employee spec!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by likejesus, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. likejesus

    likejesus New commenter

    Hi Theo

    I am currently applying for my first leadership position. I went to visit the school and it all looks great -- feeling really enthusiastic about it.

    Only snag is that I can't find a person/employee spec anywhere. The job was advertised on eteach but there are no supporting documents other than the local authority application form.

    I have contacted the school business manager to ask if there is a specification available, but if not how best should I approach the letter of application?

    Many thanks
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Have you read all the application advice? There's a mention there of the lack of Person spec/job description for writing your E.S.

    You could always get a job description for a similar post from TES Jobs, to give you inspiration!

    Applications advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    2. Applying for a job in a school I suggest that you read these in this order

    NQTs start here! *** N.B. ***

    Do I have to tell my Head I am applying elsewhere?

    Pre-application visits to schools

    Why you should always include an E.S. in an application

    How to get shortlisted for a teaching job *** The basic advice***

    How NOT to get shortlisted

    How do schools shortlist candidates?

    Common errors found in applications

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth!

    Who should be my referees?

    Can I see my references?

    Can your Head write a negative reference for you? Or refuse to write one? Can you see what was written...

    Step-by-step: How to write an E.S. *** More basic advice ***

    Executive summaries - where to start when no person specification This one!

    Person Spec too long - how do I do an E.S.? And where do I put it? *** Beginners start here ***

    Blank E.S. Pro-forma for job applications***NEW ***

    Letter of application for a teaching job ***NEW ***

    Application form: how to present long list of posts outside education

    How can I provide details of examination results?

    Can I omit, on an application, a period spent teaching abroad?

    No CPD to put on the application form!

    5 common errors in applications

    Best wishes


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