Vacancies

St Benedict’s is an 11-19 Catholic High School that serves a wide catchment area in West Cumbria. We are a true comprehensive with students of all abilities and diverse backgrounds.

Rated ‘Good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted,  we are a larger than average school, housed in modern accommodation with extensive grounds.

Our school is situated on the Cumbrian coast on the edge of the Lake District National Park and not as remote as you might imagine! It is an easy drive or rail journey to work along some of the most scenic routes in the UK and living in Cumbria might be just the lifestyle change to suit you, with relatively low house prices. It really doesn’t rain all the time!

In January 2019 we moved to our new £33m school, which was individually designed (not an ‘off-the-shelf’ model!) and we have state of the art facilities including a full size, floodlit 4G astroturf pitch, sportshall, activity studio, pool, new grass pitches and tennis courts.

 

Group 7: 11-19 Mixed Comprehensive NOR 1110

Headteacher: Emma Jackson

 

 

Application Forms: 

 

Teacher Application Form
Support Staff Application Form

 

Supporting Documents & Information for Applicants:

 

Application Declaration
Consent to Obtain References
Disqualification Policy
Equality Act 2010 – Reasonable Adjustments Statement 
Notes to Applicants
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy & Procedures

 

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Leisure/ Lettings Co-ordinator


NJC Scale 3 (£19,312 – £19,698 per annum)
Required as soon as possible

 

We are seeking to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised Leisure/Lettings Co-ordinator.

 

This is a new opportunity for an ambitious, enthusiastic and visionary individual to support the Campus which incorporates both Mayfield School and St Benedict’s Catholic High School.  We are looking for a candidate who has drive, passion and the ability to work flexibly.  The successful applicant will co-ordinate and develop facilities and lettings across the Campus and maintain safety and cleanliness of the pool and changing areas.  The post holder will be a central part of the Facilities Team and will be required to work several weekday evenings up to 9:30pm and between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm at weekends – there may be a degree of flexibility for the right candidate which can be discussed at interview.  

 

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students.  All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines.  This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.  This is a full time permanent post 37 hours per week.

 

The application form and job description can be downloaded below:

Application Form
Job Description 

 

Please email enquiries to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager, at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form please to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk   

 

 

 

Closing date for applications: noon on Wednesday, 26th January 2022

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday, 31st January 2022

 

 

SECOND IN DEPARTMENT RE UPR/ MPR + TLR 2c (£6473)

Required for September 2022

 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented teacher of RE to take on a leadership role in our RE department. We want a person who is passionate about supporting the Subject Leader and who is willing to take part in developing the vision, commitment and determination to raise standards across all levels and abilities.

 

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, enthusiastic and visionary candidate to help direct the future of the RE department.  We are looking for a colleague who has drive, passion and a proven record and who has the vision, commitment and determination to help raise standards across the school.

 

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students.  All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines.  This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.  This is a full time permanent post.

 

Please download further information and an application form below: 

 

Application Form
Information Pack

 

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form please to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

Please email enquiries to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Closing date for applications: noon on Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

Interviews will take place week beginning Monday, 7th March 2022

 

 

LEARNING MENTOR

NJC Scale 6 £24,982 – £27,041per annum pro rata (£22,291- £24,128)
Required April 2022
Permanent part time post 34 hours per week term time only

 

We are seeking to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised Learning Mentor.

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, enthusiastic and visionary individual to support pastoral care at St Benedict’s Catholic High School.  We are looking for a candidate who has drive, passion and the ability to work flexibly.  The successful applicant will integrate support and process with other provision, both internal and external, in order to provide support and guidance to students and their families to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, achievement, progress and aspiration.

 

This is a permanent part time post 34 hours per week term time only (46.4 weeks).

 

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students.  All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines.  This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. 

 

Please download further information and an application form below:

 

Application Form
Job Description

 

Please email enquiries to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager, at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

 

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk   

 

 

Closing date for applications: noon on Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday, 28th February 2022

 
 
 

CATERING ASSISTANT

Required as soon as possible

Permanent part time contract (10 hours per week) term time only

NJC SCP 4 £18,933 per annum pro rata (£16,894)

 

We are looking for a reliable and preferably experienced person to join our catering team to provide high quality meals in a busy kitchen for approximately 1400 pupils in Campus Whitehaven. You may be working in St Benedict’s School and/ or Mayfield School.

 

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.  All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines.  This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. 

 

Please download further information and an application form below:

 

Application Form
Job Description

 

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form please to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

 

We are sorry that we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday, 28th January 2022

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday, 31st January 2022

 

CLEANER

SCP 4 fixed point £18,933 (£9.81 per hour)

   Permanent post

 

We are looking for reliable and preferably experienced people to join our cleaning team to provide a clean and hygienic environment in Campus Whitehaven. You may be working in St Benedict’s School and/or Mayfield School.

 

This is a permanent post of 17.5 hours per week.  Hours of work will usually be between 3pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. 

 

Please note that work during the school closure periods will be required.

 

St Benedict’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.  All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines.  This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. 

 

Please download further information below:

Application Form
Job Description

 

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager at andrea.hartley@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk   

 

We are sorry that we are unable to accept CVs.  

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday, 28th January 2022

Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday, 31st January 2022

 

 

PLEASE NOTE, CV’S AND INDEED APPLICATION FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. YOU MUST RETURN OUR APPLICATION FORMS ONLY. THANK YOU.