Costello is nestled on the outer fringes of the vibrant county town of Basingstoke, surrounded by the luscious rolling hills of Hampshire. Look one way and you have extensive shopping, culture, bars, restaurants and sport. Look the other and you are deep in the countryside with cosy village pubs, beautiful walks, rivers and lots of places to explore. Where else can you be living the high life of the city one minute and be deep in the heart of the New Forest the next? Served by fantastic fast rail and road links to the South Coast, London and beyond, with the M3 and M4 close by, Basingstoke is the gateway to the south.
10 great reasons to work at Costello
- You will be joining a family not just an organisation
- Job enrichment and enlargement is crucial
- We believe in progression and promotion from within
- Our induction programme is rated as ‘outstanding’
- There is a constant focus on professional development
- You will work with supportive and friendly colleagues
- Internal promotion is supported
- Focus on career progression
- We think there is always room for improvement
- Christmas and Summer parties
The Costello Family
We think that The Costello School is a great place to work and are constantly on the look out for outstanding new, experienced and aspring teachers to join our ‘family’. We love to hear from people who are looking for their first or perhaps next challenge. You don’t need to wait for an advert to appear, drop our HR team a line (J.Niebauerova@costello.hants.sch.uk) telling us a bit about yourself and we will contact you if a suitable postion becomes available. Alternatively we advertise all our current vacant roles on our website and also on Hantsweb so why not check back regularly to see if we have anything up your street. We also occassionally use the TES.
Supporting you all the way
Work with us and you will undertake a fantastic induction programme and get personalised support including being assigned a mentor, no matter what your role, even the headteacher has one! We encourage professional and personal development within the school as we realise that for some people this is what really matters to them. We hate losing great people but equally encourage staff to shoot for the stars and if that means you moving on somewhere else, after a period of time, then we get it and we will help you. We are recognised for our Professional Development programme and have received the highest possible rating for our support for new entrants to the profession. We are a school that enjoys taking risks and value highly strong leadership and coaching skills.
People who have joined us
We get people from all sorts of backgrounds joining us and quite often they start doing one thing and then move into a different area. Why not read about some of our staff and what they think of working at Costello.
Working at Bohunt – Talking Heads (and others)
Applying for a job with us
Prior to applying why not come and have a look around? We are always happy to give you a tour, let you get a feel for the place and meet potential future colleagues and students. We have a standard application form to complete which outlines your personal details as well as your academic and teaching experience. There is also an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself and why you would like to work at Costello as well as why you think you are the best candidate for the job. We tend to shortlist for jobs however we have no set rule on how many candidates we bring forward for interview. Please do not be put off applying for a role just because you don’t think you have got everything we are looking for or are underqualified. Let us be the judge of whether you are suitable or not. Remember if you don’t apply you have no chance of getting the job so why not take a chance? If shortlisted for a main scale teaching role, two of our students will take you on a tour of the school on the day itself, we will watch you teach and also conduct a short interview. If the role is for a middle leadership position you will also most likely be asked to undertake an in-tray exercise and meet a student panel. If the role is at senior/strategic level then in addition you may have more than one interview and the process may last more than 1 day. We have all been interviewed at some point and know how stressful and tiring the process is. If there is anything you need to know prior to or during the process please just ask. It won’t count against you at any point and remember the only stupid question is the one you don’t ask!
Don’t wait…get in touch today
We love to hear from people who are looking for their first or perhaps next challenge. Don’t wait for an advert to appear, drop us a line telling us a bit about yourself and then we will contact you if a suitable position becomes available. Please email or write to: Jana Niebauerova The Costello School Crossborough Hill Basingstoke RG21 4AL Tel: 01256 321263 Fax: 01256 358629