Teacher Recruitment

There are several ways to apply for teaching positions in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea schools:

  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Jobs page - the jobs page is used to advertise current vacancies in the Borough; these are divided into Business Groups. This page also has a Job Alerts service which can keep you up to date with all current vacancies as they are posted.
  • School Websites - all schools within Kensington and Chelsea have their own school website – accessible to students, staff and parents. Most will include a jobs page and here you will be able to access a current list of vacancies.
  • Times Educational Supplement - in addition to the paper, there is the TES website and the TES New Teachers website which is dedicated to supporting trainee and newly qualified teachers through the initial years of their career. The site offers advice, jobs, resources and information on school placements.

Your teaching career starts here

Watch the video to find out what it is like to begin your teaching career in one of our schools.

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For Primary and Early Years First Teaching Posts

You may submit an application to the central pool database for posts suitable for NQTs starting in September. Successful applications will be made available to schools in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, according to the applicant’s preferences. Newly qualified teachers or teachers due to qualify with QTS this academic year are invited to apply to the pool which will close on 24 February 2020.

Applications which meet the selection criteria will be shortlisted and made available to schools for their consideration. Suitable candidates will beinvited for interview according to the school’s requirements. Please note that acceptance to the pool does not guarantee employment.

All offers of employment will be made by the individual school and will be dependent on accurate information being provided, the award of QTS, satisfactory checks and references.

Application form for a first teaching appointment

Guidance on completing your NQT application form

Information about Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea schools

New teacher FAQs

Applications should be completed electronically and sent as an email attachment to: nqtadmin@rbkc.gov.uk

Successfully shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 2 March 2020.

For more information about the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and its schools, and Newly Qualified Teacher induction support and guidance, please visit NQT Induction.