Tips for applying for jobs at your local council

Here are some pointers that describe how to apply, attend an interview, and perhaps land a job. Read the particulars thoroughly. It will explain how to complete the application form and what they are looking for to be successfully shortlisted. Pay close attention to the person specification because it will be used to compare your application to determine whether you will be invited for an interview. Use specific instances to prove your suitability for the position. Instead of merely saying, “I work well in a team,” show it. Do some research on the organisation and its aims. Make sure you are familiar with any regional programmes and jargon relevant to the position you are applying for. You may use this knowledge in your interview and it will undoubtedly be to... Read More »

Jobs in the UK

Public sector jobs are some of the most rewarding communities as what you are working on directly impacts the lives of others. There are many different jobs, whether in a civil servant role or something more specific like teaching. The most important part of the process is to read the job description and personal specifications. From there, you can pull on areas of your life and career history to give you the best chance of meeting the requirements of your chosen position.  Tailoring your CV to reflect your willingness to enhance the lives of others can help secure a position in these fields. Remember, your CV is the first impression an employer gets of you, so make yourself stand out and don’t be tripped up by spelling mistakes. An interview... Read More »

2020 Public Sector Pay Rise

This year has proven to be a very difficult year for many with the onset of a pandemic, especially affecting the Public Sector. In light of this, the HM Treasury tributes this year’s pay rise to the ‘enormous effort’ made by the public sector staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly 900,000 public sector workers including teachers, military, doctors, police and prison officers will see a pay increase of up to 3.1%. • School teachers will be seeing the largest salary increase of 3.1% • Doctors and dentists will see a 2.8% increase • Police and prison officers will be getting 2.5% pay increase • Armed forces personnel, senior military, senior civil servants and members of the Judiciary will be receiving a 2% pay rise The pay awards to the armed... Read More »

How Teachers can develop Lesson Plans more easily

Developing a lesson plan can be one of the most time-consuming aspects for teachers, particularly ones who are new to the career. There are a number of ways that you can find out what works for you and what doesn’t. One of the most important areas to look into is the generic lesson plans that are available to every teacher. While there are some limitations to these (they don’t necessarily conform to everybody’s teaching style and, more accurately, they ask teachers to conform to them), they can be a great starting point to develop upon. Another option is to approach other teachers. There are a plethora of teacher support groups active online, including some that help you develop your abilities as a teacher. As a new teacher, you should also... Read More »

Working in Universities

University education isn’t just essential for developing skilled young people for the economy, it also one of the largest employment markets around. It employs everything from university administrators and data entrists, to university lecturers and professors. Very few other organisations have such a breadth of skills and expertise required for the day to day running of the organisation. One of the biggest benefits to working in a university are the high levels of job security. Universities, even after increased tuition fees, remain as popular as ever or even more so, which means there is very little chance of you going into redundancy if you enter into employment with a university. There are two primary areas in which you can work in a university; as an academic/teacher, or as an administrator.... Read More »