Business Studies Teacher

Pay Range: ECT/MPR/UPR
Start Date: September 2022
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/06/2022

We are looking to expand our Business Studies department as the subject has grown to become the most popular GCSE option in the school. We also offer BTEC Business.  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. They will also be keen to teach either our cross-curricular KS3 ‘Creative Curriculum’ (which has been extended to Years 8 & 9 to provide a pathway into several subjects including Business Studies) and /or aspects of our IT curriculum. Both of these subjects have a fully developed curriculum in place.


Applicants will be ambitious, enthusiastic, and highly motivated teachers, determined to achieve the highest standards for the students that they teach. If you have energy and passion for your subject and would like to join a dynamic, collegiate and innovative Business Studies team with a strong track record of success, then we look forward to hearing from you. We welcome applications from people at any stage of their career and have a strong ECT programme.


Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, life at William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We are proud of our national reputation for sport, the arts are extremely strong and we are proud to boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award cohort in the East of England.

Following the school’s most recent inspection in May 2019, Ofsted said that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and were are delighted that our recent inspection captured our considerable strengths in teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, pupil support and curriculum. We are pleased that these ‘cornerstones’ of high quality education remain strong at the school.


This is an exciting time to join the Trust. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust, which genuinely values its workforce. We have grown to 6 schools across Thurrock and Havering


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


  • The support of an experienced Head Teacher;
  • 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 health and wellbeing package;
  • 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 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



RM16 3NJ

Email [email protected]


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.