Primary Teacher, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

States of GuernseyGuernsey, Channel Islands

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale- £30,249 - £43,435/ £45,872 - £48,791 per annum (plus the Special Schools Allowance Payment of £3,154 per annum, if applicable)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job closing date: 1st February 2019

We are looking for motivated and driven primary school teachers – both mainstream and special needs - who are passionate about promoting a love of learning, intellectual curiosity and a growth mindset, who have a genuine interest in high quality learning outcomes and who are keen to provide every learner with the opportunity to achieve their full potential. This includes teachers with an interest in working within a special education needs setting.

Key to this role is not only the ability to work within a tight-knit team but to embrace a role where you will be integral in shaping and implementing the Guernsey curriculum to ensure high quality of learning experiences for our learners.

There will be a variety of positions available in our Primary Pool Campaign, both in our mainstream schools and special needs primary school, and successful candidates will be allocated a post specific to their skills and experience once vacancies are confirmed later in the summer term.

You will join our Education Service with effect from 1st September 2019 and begin a role that offers a challenging and rewarding career while enjoying a healthy, work-life balance and outdoor pursuits in abundance. 

For further information regarding living in Guernsey please refer to the "Guide to Living in Guernsey" file below.

We also offer a generous relocation package to the island including rent allowance, please refer to the "Relocation Directive" file below.

Full job descriptions for these roles can also be found below.

If you want to have an impact on the quality and results of local education and make a real difference to the potential of our young people and learners on our beautiful island, please contact Lisa Bolton, Education Development Officer (EDO) - Primary & Early Years on tel. 01481 733038 or email:

We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this post. Please note that we will only be able to consider NQT applicants who have local residential status in Guernsey.  Please see our population management page for further details  

Closing Date: 01 February 2019

Shortlisting Date: 07 February 2019

Interview Date: 04 - 06 March 2019

Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV or cover letter supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.

Note – A separate process will open to internal candidates in  March 2019.

Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:

•Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager

•Occupational Health Clearance

•Satisfactory, Enhanced, Disclosure and Barring Service Check with Barred Listing Check.  Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children

•Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations

•Possession of a valid Right to Work document

Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and the postholder has demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.

Job location

More about States of Guernsey
Address: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH, Guernsey
Telephone: +44 1481 717000