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Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages - maternity cover

Birmingham City Council
Summit Learning Trust Ninestiles Comprehensive School Hartfield Crescent Birmingham B27 7QL
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Start date: 2 September 2024

Summit Learning Trust
Ninestiles Comprehensive School
Hartfield Crescent
B27 7QL
Telephone number: 0121 628 1311

Contact email:

Contract type: Fixed term from September 2024 to April 2025  

ECTs welcome

Summit Learning Trust Mission Statement
Success through Endeavour
Ambition through Challenge
Strength through Diversity

Are you an enthusiastic teacher looking for a new and exciting challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our academy for an enthusiastic and inspirational MFL teacher. The successful candidate will have the ability to inspire and motivate learners to achieve excellent results. Join us and you will be part of a dynamic, enthusiastic, and committed Modern Foreign Languages Team. You will be part of this forward-thinking team, teaching across Key Stages 3 and 4 and the whole ability range, working together to create an extremely positive learning culture based on high expectations, the building of the philosophy of Modern Foreign Languages for all learners and a huge passion for your subject. A real interest in developing teaching and learning is also important. Ninestiles has recently been rated as “good” by Ofsted and is an academy that continues to improve. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of that journey.
Flexible working requests are welcome. Part-time working hours will be considered for experienced colleagues as the Trust seeks to promote flexible working options to support a work-life balance.
About our Academy
The greatest strength of our academy is our learners who are often praised for their creativity, musical talents, artistic performances, and the respect they have for one another. Learners generally understand the importance of learning, value their school and are proud to be part of it.
Ninestiles has a very reflective teaching body, who welcome feedback from parents, carers and learners to secure the needs of all learners. The academy has a wide and varied curriculum, learners have access to an impressive range of sporting and extracurricular activities, with well over sixty enrichment opportunities offered after school. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and colleagues work positively with the leadership team to ensure learners are kept safe. The leadership team of Ninestiles is progressive and has the vision, drive and support to lead the academy on a journey of excellence, with colleagues that have a passion for teaching and learning.
For a full description of the role and person specification, please see the Trust website, link below.
About the Trust

Why work for us?
We offer a range of wellbeing and work-life balance benefits to recognise and reward the essential contributions our colleagues make to our success and growth. These include access to:

  • employee assistance programme
  • high quality training and support in and across academies enabling career progression
  • wellbeing advocates
  • lifestyle benefits and discount schemes, including gym discounts and cycle to work scheme
  • health Protection Scheme alongside Flu Jab and Eyecare Vouchers
  • generous employer pension schemes

It is anticipated that interviews will be held shortly after this date.

How to apply

To apply please visit our website note we do not accept CV’s.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Summit Learning Trust is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all colleagues to share this commitment.

Our Policy is available to view here 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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