At Gesher, we are always looking for people who want to join our learning community and who are passionate about inspiring and empowering children and young people to have a future in which they can thrive.
Please watch the space below for roles that become available at Gesher School. If you wish to apply for any of these roles, please complete the application form below:
If you would like the recruitment application form in Word format, please email [email protected]
We offer fantastic opportunities to develop your skills as a practitioner within an innovative, supportive and collaborative team environment. Some of our benefits include:
Paid half-day Friday closure in the winter months
12 weeks of paid holidays plus paid extra Jewish holidays throughout the year
Ring fenced half-day PPA from home, if desired
Monthly well-being events and inset days
Regular social opportunities
A Competitive salary
Professional Development Pathways
There are plenty of opportunities for staff development at Gesher which you can read about in our Staff Pathways document. Click on the link to download.
Explore career progression pathways at Gesher in the interactive slides below.
You can also hear from our team about how Gesher has supported their journey in the video.
Pathways of Progression
“After working in several different industries, I began working in education as a 1:1 TA for a child with autism. This was initially planned as just an interim job that would allow me some freedom at the weekends and holidays so that I could begin my Masters in Dramatherapy. Still, I quickly found that I loved working with young people and that it was a role where I could develop my skillset towards my long-term goals.
As I progressed through my MA, I was fortunate that I was able to adapt my working hours to accommodate the increased amount of learning required for the course. I was mindful of my placements to seek out settings for future employment opportunities, and I ensured that my professional goals were communicated with the relevant contacts. This ultimately led to the opportunity to join the Gesher team when the school opened in 2017!
The role at Gesher was initially a two-day-a-week position due to the number of children in the school, which I complemented with dramatherapy and education-based roles in other settings. As the school grew, this gradually increased until the start of the second year, when I was working full-time at Gesher and was offered the opportunity to take on further responsibilities such as admissions, safeguarding, and wellbeing. In 2020, there was a transitionary period within the senior leadership team in which I was appointed Acting Deputy Head, which became a trial by fire due to the Covid pandemic beginning less than a month later! Fortunately, there were multiple further opportunities for CPD and lots of support offered by the school team and the governing body, which ensured I could move into the permanent position of Deputy Head within the year.
From start to finish, I have gone from working as a TA with no experience in the education setting to the Deputy Head of an all-through school within six years. There are so many pathways for progression, and I am very happy that I have been able to do this with a workplace and a team that I love.”
Deputy Head/Dramatherapist/Safeguarding and Wellbeing Lead