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Working in Dudley borough schools

Dudley borough contains a large variety of schools, each offering job opportunities. Many of the vacancies are advertised through this website and the Wmjobs regional recruitment portal.

Roles in schools include leadership, teachers, teaching assistants, business managers, administrators, caretakers, cleaners, midday supervisors, and more.


Troops to teachers programme

In addition 2014 the government will launch the Troops to teachers programme.

This is a non-graduate programme which is designed for eligible service leavers who do not have a degree. It is a two-year school-based path into teaching on which you will earn a salary while you train.

Routes into teaching

The National College for Teaching and Leadership, part of the Department for Education (DfE), is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. If you're interested in becoming a teacher the National College for Teaching will support you throughout the application process.

The national ‘Get into teaching’ site offers a wide range of support and advice for those considering a career in teaching, including information on the different training routes and what a career in teaching has to offer.

Getting qualified at local universities


Teaching is becoming an increasingly popular choice for a wide variety of people and can be a very rewarding career.

At local universities you can find a range of teacher training courses that get you to your goal of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the most suitable way.  Courses offered include both our primary and secondary teaching.


Start looking for school jobs

There are all sorts of jobs available within Dudley borough schools.

The Wmjobs regional recruitment portal list all schools and teaching vacancies. 

Newly qualified teachers

Dudley borough also uses the Black Country newly qualified teacher (NQT) pool.  The pool is looks to recruit enthusiastic primary and secondary teachers who are keen to work in our Black Country schools.

Becoming a teaching assistant

The Teaching Agency worked with school leaders to develop the national occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning (NOS for STL). The standards describe what support staff need to do, know and understand in their roles.

Volunteering in Dudley borough schools

On occasion there may also be opportunities for volunteering roles within schools. You will need to contact individual schools directly in relation to the opportunities they offer. It is important to note that volunteering roles in schools may also be subject to appropriate safeguarding clearances.

Schools within Dudley borough are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Our schools expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.