Current Vacancies

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Welcome to the recruitment section of The Gilberd School website. We are delighted that you are considering us as a possible employer. We seek to recruit the highest calibre of staff throughout the school.

Teaching Vacancies
Head of Year Job Advertisement
Head of Year Job Description
Head of Year Person Specification
Pastoral Care at The Gilberd School


Support Staff Vacancies
None at Present

Further Information

The Gilberd School Information
Why work at The Gilberd School

We are a large and successful 11 to 16 comprehensive school in Colchester and as such we offer a diverse range of posts. Staff working at The Gilberd are able to join a happy, positive and busy school. Our students appreciate the excellent education on offer and are positive and motivated.

The information here along with our website will give you a flavour of our school and the opportunities we offer. Please feel free to contact our HR Department for additional information or to organise a visit by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The touchstone to our values and beliefs is The Gilberd Way this informs all we do.

The Gilberd Way

As a School Community
We show ambition and commitment
We act with integrity and compassion
We learn with creativity and resilience 

In many respects these apply just as much to staff as to students. One of the strengths of the school is the quality of relationships, amongst all staff and between staff and students. We work together within an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust which supports our aims.

The results of our work can be seen in the things we can measure like our exam results, which are consistently very good. Our many successes have been recognised in our most recent Ofsted report of November 2018. This report judged us to be Outstanding in every category. Our examination successes are due to the skill and commitment of all of our
hard-working staff who do all they can to ensure all students achieve their best.

We also pride ourselves on the successes that cannot be measured, the positive atmosphere in school, the pride that we have in the many successes of our staff and students and the genuine warmth of our community. We believe in educating the whole person and have worked to create a school where sporting, artistic and performing events are fully integrated into our lives; hopefully this is reflected in the myriad of activities you can see on our website.

We are a friendly and supportive staff and regularly join together for social activities and outings. Some of the benefits of working within our team are highlighted here.

This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

A copy of our Recruitment and Selection Procedure can be found here.

Thank you for taking an interest in our school. If you feel The Gilberd School is the sort of place where you could flourish; we look forward to your application. Regardless of whether or not you decide to apply to our school we wish you all the best in your future career.