Job FAQs

Find out how to make the most of the UK's largest selection of education jobs with these handy tips and help topics. Refine your search as much or as little as you wish and create an alert to get the newest jobs, matching your criteria, land in your inbox.


How do I find my subject area?

To get to the subject listing, select the relevant workplace under Teaching and Lecturing first. On the next page, you'll see the subject listing. Please note that your subject will only be listed if there are jobs available.


How do I find jobs for my location?

Simply start your search by selecting the relevant region from the map from the jobs homepage. All locations will be listed on the left hand side of the resulting page. Simply select your location to find all available jobs. Please note that your location will only be listed if there are jobs available.


How do I save a job advertisement?

You can save a job advertisement by clicking on the ‘star’ button. This option is available in the search results and within a job advertisement itself.
Saving a job advertisement


How do I search for jobs using a keyword?

At the top right of the Tes website you’ll see a search box with drop-down menu. Simply type in your search term(s) and hit the enter key on your keyboard
More info on a keyword search


How do I find my saved jobs?

To find your saved jobs, log in and click on ‘Jobs’ from the main menu followed by ‘My jobs’.
Finding Saved jobs


How do I remove job ads from 'My Jobs'?

Next to each saved job in your list you'll see an x button. Click on this button to remove a job from your list. 
Removing job ads from 'My Jobs'


I clicked closing and some jobs have gone. Why?

When you sort jobs by closing date, we only show jobs that are closing within next 7 days. Jobs with longer closing dates will not appear in the list.


Can I see expired job ads?

Yes, you can retrieve expired job ads for six months as long as they were saved in your 'My Jobs' list before the expiry date.


Job Alerts

How do I create a job alert?

You must be a registered member in order to create a job alert. You can create a job alert by using the ‘Job alert builder’ or by using a keyword search and then clicking on 'Save search & create alert’'
Full instructions on creating a job alert


How do I manage a job alert?

You can manage the job alert by using the drop down option from with the My Jobs page.
Manage a job alert


How do I delete a job alert?

To delete a job alert, simply click on the 'x' button next to the job listing.
More info.


Applying for a job

How do I apply?

To apply for a job, please log into your Tes account. Once logged in, select the job that you wish to apply for and click on 'Apply online'.


What is the maximum file size that I can upload?

The maximum file size that you can upload is 2MB.


Why can't I see the applications form?

Application forms are only available if they have been supplied by the school.


When can I expect a school to contact me after I have applied for a job?

A school will contact you in line with their recruitment policy and closing date.


I have sent a CV but have had no reply. What do I do?

If you have not had a response, please contact the recruiting employer directly to get an update on your application.


The school says they haven't received the application even though I sent it- what do I do now?

Please email with your user name and the school name


How do I withdraw my application?

To withdraw an application, please contact the school directly.


Can my employer see I am looking for a job?

No. Information that you are looking for a job or have applied for a job is strictly private