Work For Us

Work For Us



The City of London Academy (Southwark) is passionate about raising aspirations and providing opportunities to all students to achieve their potential. We are a friendly, innovative and exciting community school where students and staff feel valued and supported. Staff have excellent CPD opportunities and we have a strong commitment to staff development. In addition, the Academy offers staff a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health and Wellbeing Cover including well-being advice, prompt diagnosis, treatment, financial assistance and physiotherapy
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to specialist team of counsellors and advisors offering emotional support and counselling, specialist information on a wide range of work-life issues, legal guidance, financial guidance and debt counselling
  • Attendance Bonus of up to £500 per annum. Attendance Bonus for permanent staff who meet the relevant criteria
  • Staff Loyalty Appreciation payment for service at the Academy after two years and upwards
  • £200 Examination Performance Bonus for all staff for a 10% improvement based on key performance indicators across whole school results in the previous year
  • Introduction Fee of £500 for permanent staff who introduce an individual to the Academy
  • Relocation Support for removal expenses and interim housing costs to the value of up to two months’ net salary or £5,000, whichever is the lower, as an interest free loan repayable over 2 years
  • Annual Season Ticket loan (interest free and value up to £3,000) repayable over 1 year
  • COLA Further Professional Development up to 50% of the cost of the course or £1000 whichever is the lower, towards further qualifications relevant to the work undertaken at the Academy
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme up to £243 per month, free of tax and national insurance where taxable pay is converted to tax free childcare vouchers
  • Free Gym Membership for all Academy staff in the on-site Academy gym


Current vacancies

Head of ICT and Computing

We are currently looking for a committed and highly effective Head of ICT and Computing. You will join a forward-thinking and creative team with a wide range of teaching experience.  We would welcome applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals, with a passion for ICT and Computing.

The City of London Academy (Southwark) (CoLA) is a vibrant and innovative educational community in the heart of Bermondsey in South London. We are passionate about raising the aspirations and achievements of our students. Sponsored by the City of London Corporation, CoLA provides a broad, high quality education with an added focus on Business & Enterprise and Sport to students aged 11-18 years old.

We are part of the prestigious City of London Family of Schools sponsored by the City of London. We are proud of our City heritage and value the opportunities it brings through the Guilds and Livery Companies. These serve as an aspirational bridge for our community. In addition, our offer is enriched through collaboration with our sister schools, both private and state. Our new dedicated Sixth Form Centre opened in September 2017 and accommodates the increased demand for Sixth Form places offering the broadest curriculum in state of the art facilities.

All applications must be made on the TES online application form and CVs will not be accepted. Please click here for details of how to apply.

Further information about the academy are also available from the academy website at:

The City of London Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.

Start date: 1st April 2018 or earlier

Interviews: We will contact suitable candidates for interview on application. The Academy will appoint for the post at any time in the process.

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