Job Vacancy

Teacher of Economics and/or Business Studies

Bedford School, Bedford

Competitive salary and benefits, including many opportunities for professional development
Closing date
Friday 27 January
Interview date(s)
Wednesday 1 February
Start date
September 2023

In response to the growing popularity of Economics and Business Studies in our Sixth Form, we wish to appoint a Teacher of Economics and/or Business Studies for September 2023. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for Economics and/or Business Studies, a desire to inspire this in others and will be eager to develop their own teaching skills across IB, A-Level and university preparation.

This role would be suitable for an experienced teacher, ECT or applicant new to the profession. We offer a bespoke induction programme for all new teaching staff at Bedford; each year, new teachers join the school from posts teaching in the state and independent sectors in the UK and internationally. We are also experienced in supporting unqualified teachers to take their first role within the profession, with a reduced timetable of teaching, high levels of support and opportunities for formal initial teacher training. Our Economics and Business department is a thriving and ambitious department with a very experienced team of teachers and we are excited to expand the team with this new post.

Full-time teachers at Bedford are also expected to play a full part in the extensive cocurricular programme and be a Tutor attached to a boarding or day house.

We welcome applications from all Economics and Business Studies specialists, and from all backgrounds, to provide good role models for our global students.

Bedford School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance. Short-listed candidates will be invited to the school for interview on the advertised date.

The selection process will involve a lesson observation, a tour of the school and interviews. The Head of Economics and Business Studies Mr Erik Hellquist would be happy to talk to prospective applicants and can be contacted through the main school reception on 01234 362200 or by email

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Bedford School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.

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How to apply

Further details about the role and a link to our recruitment portal, where you can apply using our online application form, can be found on our website:

The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other checks.

Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust

Contact details

Name: Erik Hellquist, Head of Economics and Business
Tel: 01234362200

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