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Vacancies at The Burgate

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Working at The Burgate

The Burgate School and Sixth Form provides high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18 and we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and developing new leaders.


The school vision is we want every student to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are; achievement is very high at all levels, because students are exceptionally well-behaved and eager to learn in our warm and friendly environment.


The Burgate School and Sixth Form offers all staff the opportunity to benefit from childcare vouchers, the cycle to work scheme and the loan of a school laptop for specified teaching roles. Induction and in-service training are provided for all staff and there is a special internally run programme for NQTs and another for RQTs, as well as access to a wide range of CPD through our Teaching School alliances and beyond.


The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance. For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. All positions within The Burgate School and Sixth Form are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

How to apply for a current vacancy and links to Application Forms

We do not accept CV's. All applicants must complete the appropriate application form. As a general rule, we are unable to pay travel expenses for those wanting to attend an interview. However, support towards interview travel costs will be considered e.g. if you are travelling in excess of 40 miles, but please let us know so this can be discussed and agreed in advance.


To apply for a current Teaching Staff Vacancy

Please complete a Burgate School Teaching Staff Application Form here or contact the school. 


To apply for a current Support Staff Vacancy

Please complete a Burgate School Support Staff Application Form here or contact the school. 


All completed application forms for staff positions should be returned to Miss Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA at:

To read a copy of our privacy notice for job applicants, please click here.


To read a copy of our child protection and safeguarding policies and our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, please click here.

Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies


Temporary School Caretaker


Temporary School Caretaker Recruitment Pack 


We are looking to appoint a Temporary School Caretaker to support with the efficient and effective running and presentation of the school site. Liaising closely with the Site Manager and Operations Manager on caretaking and site issues, the successful candidate will contribute to ensuring the internal and external fabric of the school’s premises are clean, secure, safe, and well-maintained.


Responsibilities of the role will include carrying out daily cleaning, handyperson activities, routine maintenance and refurbishment, porterage duties, minor repairs, as well as interacting with the public during external lettings of our facilities. This role will involve some manual handling and lifting. The successful candidate will need to be reasonably fit to carry out the duties of the role and be able to carry out work using the appropriate equipment.


Previous experience of working in a school or a site role would be advantageous but full training will be provided.


To apply for the role, please complete one of our Support Staff application form (see section above 'How to apply for a current vacancy and links to Application Forms'). A paper copy of the application form can be requested by contacting the school. Completed forms should be submitted to Miss Sarah Hewett, HR Manager/Headteacher’s PA, either by email at: or by handing into the school or posted to the school's address. The deadline for applications is, 09:00hrs on Friday 23 June 2023. Please note: Due to safer recruitment requirements, we cannot accept CVs. 


You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as, on occasion, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date, if we have received sufficient applications that meet the criteria, or a suitable candidate is found.  We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. 

  • Start Date: As soon as possible 

  • Contract: Temporary Contract/Part-Time

  • Salary: £21,575 - £21,968 FTE 

  • Hours: 25 hours per week, working 15:00 to 20:00 daily though we would be happy to discuss working hours further at interview

  • Closing date for applications: 09:00hrs on Friday 23 June 2023 

Trustees and Members

Be an influence in our improvement journey  
and become a Member or Trustee of The Burgate School and Sixth Form 


Are you interested in becoming a Member or a Trustee of The Burgate School and Sixth Form? If you have recent Board level experience, an interest in education and a passion for improvement we would like to hear from you. Join us in our journey from Good to Great!  


These voluntary roles are an opportunity to bring your corporate and/or charity governance, educational and business/commercial expertise and skills to the board.  



Members are the guardians of the governance of the Trust and are responsible for holding the Trust Board to account to ensure the purpose of the Trust is being met. Please see the role descriptor here for further details.



Trustees are responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and development of the Trust through good governance and clear strategic planning, to ensure that it delivers the best possible outcomes for our students. Please see the role descriptor here for further details.


This could not be a better time to join us at The Burgate. In return, you will be part of a highly successful and happy school that has the very best academic and pastoral provision. We have built on our glowing Ofsted report in 2019, which rated all aspects of the school as very strong or outstanding and our academic results continue to go from strength-to-strength. Our exam results place The Burgate School regularly within the top 20% of schools in the country for both our GCSE and A Level exam results.  


We aim to be a school where every student enjoys their learning and feels valued for who they are. We are making that a reality and are seeking people with the passion to oversee and influence that happening. 


The Burgate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) is required for all success applicants.  


If you are interested in finding out more about this voluntary role, please contact the Clerk to Trustees at who will put you in touch with the Chair of Trustees for an informal discussion.

Supply Teachers

Required to go on our books, to be used when required.

Rate: £26 an hour

Please complete a Teaching Staff application form and email to Miss Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA, at: 

Exam Invigilators & Lead Exam Invigilators

We do not currently have any vacancies.

Interested in a career in teaching?

The school works with a number of teacher training institutions to provide opportunities for trainee teachers. This is both through the PGCE route working with Southampton and Portsmouth Universities, as well as through the Schools Direct training route with Bitterne Park and Ringwood Teaching Alliances.


If you are interested in applying for teacher training at the school, please email Richard Hollowbread for further details on how to apply. (

To search for teacher training vacancies use the UCAS Teacher Training Search website.

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