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Make headway in your career as headteacher with Tes Jobs, the UK’s best resource for teachers. Offering teaching news, lesson plans, and an unrivalled database of teaching vacancies and school jobs across the country and abroad, Tes Jobs makes it simple to boost your career in teaching. Primary school headteacher jobs, secondary school head vacancies, college and sixth form headteacher positions, and director positions for educational charities can all be found on Tes Jobs, the UK’s most trusted teaching network. Headteacher jobs can be searched by country – find your dream teaching job in India, Australia, or Qatar – or by city, so from London to Londonderry, you can find the next step in your career as headteacher.

Search by school level to ensure your experience at primary, secondary, or college level can be perfectly matched to the latest and very best vacancies in your selected area. Find a job within the public sector or make the move into private school teaching, with Pre-prep, Preparatory, and Senior Independent School teaching jobs all a few clicks away.

Build a personal profile listing your professional experience and teaching skills, so potential employers can connect with you directly. Tes Job Alerts help you stay up-to-date with all the latest posts so you’ll never have to worry about missing out on your dream job – have every new post that matches your personal requirements emailed straight to your inbox and apply in moments. Your gateway to a brighter future in teaching, Tes Jobs matches the best candidates with the best teaching jobs across the country and internationally.

With a range of headteacher positions in the UK and in international schools, Tes Jobs is the first place for those looking to take their leadership career to the next level. We have hundreds of headteacher jobs in state and independent schools from primary, secondary to further education.

Whether you’re an experienced headteacher looking for a new challenge or a leader looking to step into headship, Tes is the first choice for schools looking to recruit senior leaders. Search for roles near you by tailoring your search and add your favourite vacancies to My Jobs. You can set an email alert so that new roles are sent straight to your inbox and by completing your career profile you can let your future employer come to you.

Becoming a headteacher

Although you no longer require a qualification to become a headteacher, many aspiring UK heads still choose to take the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). You will need extensive experience as a teacher with extra responsibilities managing school-wide programmes.