The Sunday Post (Inverness)

No applicants for teacher jobs in Fife


One fifth of teaching jobs advertised in Fife attracted no applicants at all.

The council finds it particular­ly difficult to attract home economics, maths, music, drama and English teachers.

Other jobs that are “regularly unfilled” include home carer, school crossing patrol officer, care assistant, catering and cleaning posts, and childcare practition­er. Sharon Mckenzie, head of human resources, said: “Around 20% of teaching adverts attracted zero applicatio­ns in 2017/2018.

“Part-time, entry level posts attract a low number of applicatio­ns.”

She added that sometimes candidates don’t even arrive for their job interviews or reject the offer of a position.

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