Useful tips to help you find the job you deserve.

Welcome to Education Job Finder – we hope you find our site useful and easy to use.  Below are a few tips to help you on your journey to finding your perfect new job!

Quick Search

Quick search allows you to enter a location and a keyword.  The location element will cause the system to list jobs in order of proximity to the location you have entered.  The keyword will help refine the search so you see those adverts more likely to match your criteria.  For example, “Teacher” and “Dereham, Norfolk” will place teaching posts in Dereham at the top of the results listing.

Advanced Search

To access the advanced search on the Find Opportunities page, click either the purple “Advanced search” or pink “Find a new role” button.  The search filters are all optional.  You can choose to use all, some or none of them to refine your search.  If you do not choose any of the search options, clicking on the pink “search” button will display all current vacancies held on the site in order of posting date, most recent at the top of the listing.

Job title or keyword

Use this to refine the search results that suit you.  For example, if you are only interested in posts teaching mathematics, try adding mathematics as a key word.


Tick any of the boxes that are applicable to your search, you can select either one option or make multiple choices.

  •  Leadership –this covers all job vacancies within the leadership role, so that’s Headteachers, Deputy and Assistant Heads, Principals and Vice Principals, as well as county wide advisory roles.
  • Teaching – this covers all teaching vacancies, so whether you are looking for your first NQT role or to further your career as a Head of Department, select this option
  • Teaching Assistant role – select this option if you are looking for a role primarily based in the classroom supporting pupil learning or welfare, e.g. Teaching Assistant or Cover Supervisor
  • Admin, Site and Other roles – if you are looking for a role that helps keep an establishment running smoothly outside the classroom, then please choose this option.  Your search will return roles as diverse as school secretaries, business managers, midday supervisory assistants, examination officers, catering staff and site managers

Job Type

This is the employment basis of the post advertised, i.e. if you are only interested in applying for permanent positions then select permanent, but to see all available job types just leave the box blank.

Job Time

This filters whether you want to work on a full-time, part time or casual basis, if you don’t mind then leave the box blank.

Location search

Enter the postcode, town or city where you would like to work.  Please be sure to confirm location by selecting from the pop up list.  Refine your search further by selecting how many miles from your chosen location you would be willing to travel to work.  Leave the location field blank if you have no geographical limit on where you want to work.

Click on the pink “search” bar to display the results.

Vacancies will be displayed in order of the date they were loaded to the site with the most recent addition showing first.  Any recently added vacancies can be easily identified by their “New” tag.

Search results will be displayed as a list.  Click on any individual advert that you would like to know more about and the full vacancy information page will display.  To the left you will find summary information and a map showing the location of the vacancy.  If any documents are available that relate to the vacancy, eg, job description, information pack, these will be available to download here in “Attachments”.

Applying for a vacancy

To apply for a vacancy, click on the orange “Apply for job” button, enter your name and email address, tick the box to confirm you have read the data protection statement and select the pink “Apply Now” button.  This will either open an online application form, take you to a downloadable application form, or redirect you to the recruiter’s website where full details of how to apply will be available.  Alternatively, if you wish to return to your search, click on either the pink “Back to job search” buttons.

Job alerts

You can register for email alerts so  you are informed of any new vacancies  added to the site that meet your search criteria.   Once you have clicked on the pink “Search” bar you will see an option to sign up to alerts.  Simply enter your details into the “Subscribe to job alerts” window and you will then receive a confirmation email.  In the email click “opt into job alerts” and your subscription will become live.   The option to unsubscribe will be given in each email alert.

Please note that we are working on some enhancements to the search functions on the site to optimise the user experience.  As we make changes, we will update this page.

Company pages

A number of customers will have company pages built into the site.  Some will be accessible via links on the Home Page.  These pages are designed so those organisations can provide you with more information to help you when considering whether or not to apply for a vacancy.  Once you access a company page, you can view any vacancies that organisation has by clicking the “Our vacancies” tab within the Company Page.

Other information

Information about living and working in Norfolk is provided through a number of web pages accessible through clicking the link in the Candidate Information box displayed at the bottom of the Home Page.


Click on the Education Job Finder logo at the top of the page at any time to return to the Home Page.