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Excellent resource for job searching
Member Name: mmepapillon
Advantages: Many jobs listed, informative, easy to navigate, great results
Disadvantages: Not all jobs are listed here
The TES (Times Educational Suppliment) website is a website designed for teachers of all ages and is packed full of useful information, resources, and more importantly jobs. It is an excellent and fairly easy site to navigate and search for jobs. Both of the jobs I have had as a teacher I found on the TES website.
Once you are on the website www.tes.co.uk there is an easy link to the jobs section, and once you are there, it is fairly eary to perform a job search. You can search by subject and location (and include key words) in the 'quick' job search or you can simply click on a section of a map and search that way. The number of jobs in each county is also listed if you hover your mouse over the region. You can also choose to search by post for example you can search only for classroom teachers or for heads teachers, or other specific roles.
Once you have performed your main search the jobs are listed in a well presented manner with key information, and you can then choose how they are listed i.e. newest first, closing date first and so forth. The site is usually updated weekly (mainly on a Friday) and new jobs are highlighted. Once you find a job that you are interested in there is usually (depending on what the specific school has requested) a good amount of detail about the post and all of the necessary contact details, etc. The site also has various other ways of searching for example along the right hand side of the page you can do a more advanced search and search internationally also.
Overall, the site is very clear, very useful and usually very accurate. It does list the majority of jobs throughout England and the rest of the UK, however being quite costly to advertise I do know of schools who choose to advertise elsewhere such as on their own websites or on local government sites. For this reason, and although this site is brilliant, I wouldn't limit my job search to this site only. It is still wise to look around. Plus many jobs in Wales particularly (and I presume Scotland and Ireland) are also not listed on this website. An excellent site and very useful, but keep looking elsewhere incase.
Summary: An excellent resource but don't limit your search to this site only