Staff recruitment and selection

“Carrying out 450 DBS checks every year is one of the ways that we help you to make sure Church schools are safe places for everyone.”

Clare de Courcy Ling, HR Administrator.

Core Services Brochure April 2023


  • Strategic approach to leadership appointments
  • ECT recruitment initiatives including representation at university recruitment fairs
  • Advertising roles on the LDBS website


  • Brokering and monitoring of Partnerships, Federations and MATs
  • Advice about Visa, sponsorship and QTS requirements for overseas teachers
  • Template job descriptions

School Support:

  • Advising and attending senior leadership recruitment 

The Grow Education Partners Recruitment and Selection service costs £450 per year and covers:

  • Unlimited adverts in The Guardian online and LDBS website
  • Template application packs and job descriptions for school leaders
  • Candidate social media search for shortlisted school leaders
  • Psychometric testing for shortlisted school leaders

Further support is available as follows:

  • Psychometric testing for other positions: £95 per candidate
  • DBS checking service and counter-signatory service: £44 per candidate
  • LDBS is registered with the Home Office as a Visa Sponsor for Skilled Worker Visa applications (for experienced teachers). Student Visa applications (for student teachers) and applications for teachers switching to a Skilled Worker Visa from a Student Visa: £600 per application plus Home Office fees.