Art Teacher

Pay Range: ECT/MPR/UPR
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/05/2022

Pay Range: ECT/MPR/UPR

Position Start Date: September 2022

Contract Type:  Full-time
Contract Term: Permanent

Application Close:  19th May 2022

Interviews – 23rd May 2022

As the new Orsett Heath Academy continues to grow, we are looking to recruit an ambitious Art Teacher to help us shape the school prior to our move into our new £30m building. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented teacher at any stage of their career who wants to contribute to a once in a career opportunity to help establish a new department and a new school in its third year and beyond.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and will be able to foster enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject with a clear focus on student achievement. Applicants will be determined to achieve the highest standards for the students that they teach and will be keen to be part of a new and growing school. They may also have departmental leadership ambitions in a year or two. If you have energy and passion for your subject and would like to join a unique school with a dynamic and collaborative team, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Why Orsett Heath Academy?

Orsett Heath Academy opened in 2020 with 120 Year 7 Pupils. We are oversubscribed in both in the current Yr7 and Yr8 and for next year’s Yr7. In 2023 we will move to our new school building. The school is currently located in purpose built accommodation at Thurrock Rugby Club, adjacent to the final school site. The school will grow to be a large community 11-16 school with 1200 pupils. We have assembled a highly motivated and able staff team and are looking for people who share our values to help us grow.


This is an exciting time to join SWECET as the Trust has recently grown to 6 schools. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • The support of an experienced Executive Headteacher;
  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A two week October half term; and
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to discuss the school and the role with the Head of School or Executive Headteacher, please email [email protected].

Please return your letter of application and completed form to:

HR Department


C/o William Edwards School

Stifford Clays Road


Essex, RM16 3NJ

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring service.