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 1037 (144 in Sixth Form)

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
Child Protection Policy – Link to Policies
School Privacy Notice

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and the successful applicant will be required to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.  However, amendments to the ROA 1974 (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 considered.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to complete a criminal record self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, to be returned to the school 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 criminal record self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

In addition to the above, the school reserves the right to carry out an online search on short-listed candidates.  This will only include a search for information which is publicly available online.

Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


CURRENT VACANCIES


Library/ Independent Study Supervisor

Permanent part time post 27.5 hours per week term time only
NJC Scale 4 £24,294 – £25,979 pro rata
(actual salary £16,181 – £17,303)
Required as soon as possible

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational and talented Library/ Independent Study Supervisor.

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, enthusiastic and visionary candidate to join our library team. We are looking for a colleague who has drive, passion and a proven record and who has the vision, commitment and determination to manage and promote our school library.

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 part time permanent post 27.5 hours per week term time only (46.6 weeks).

Please download further information and an application form below:

Job Description
Application Form

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form please to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager please 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 Friday 21st June 2024
Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Chaplaincy Coordinator

Required as soon as possible
NJC Scale 6 £29,269 – £31,364 per annum pro rata
(actual salary £26,229 – £28,106 per annum)

We are seeking to appoint a Chaplaincy Coordinator to lead and foster worship and spiritual guidance for our young people at different stages of their faith journey.  This is a critically important appointment for the school. This is a ‘whole-school’ role involving all curriculum areas, some work in the local parishes, and with our Primary Schools.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic with a sensitive understanding of young people, their families, and of our colleagues in the school.  You will, ideally, be qualified to degree level, and have the ability to be a credible witness to a life of faith. You may have experience working with young people in a school or other environment.

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 post 37 hours per week term time only (46.6 weeks).

Please download further information and an application form below:

Job Description
Application Form

Applications are to be made by completed CES Application Form please to Andrea Hartley, HR Manager please 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 Monday, 24th June 2024
Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Teacher of Engineering and Design Technology UPR/ MPR

A recruitment and retention or relocation package may be considered for the right candidate
Required for September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter
Full time, permanent contract

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented teacher to join our Design Technology Department.  We want a person who is passionate about learning and teaching Engineering and Design Technology up to A Level and who is willing to take part in developing the vision, commitment and determination to raise standards across all levels and abilities.  This post is suitable for an ECT or experienced teacher.

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 post is a full time, permanent contract.

Please download further information and an application form below:

Information Pack
Application Form

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, 26th June 2024
Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Assistant Headteacher with Responsibility for Safeguarding, Attendance and Student Well-Being LPR 15 – 18

Required 1st September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter
Full Time Permanent Contract

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented Leader to join our Senior Leadership Team.  This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious and visionary candidate to provide the strategic lead for safeguarding, attendance and student well-being and who is willing to take a shared responsibility for the strategic direction and development of the leadership role of Assistant Headteacher  in respect of:

  • the school’s continued drive for excellence
  • the raising of attainment and achievement
  • the development of approaches to safeguarding and well-being
  • the strategic leadership for attendance and absence

The post is a full time permanent post.

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:

Information Booklet
Application Form

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 Friday, 28th June 2024

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Assistant Site Manager

Required August 2024
37 hrs per week – evening and weekend working on a rota will be required
Full time, permanent contract
Salary: Scale 3 (£23,500 – £23,893)

This is an exciting opportunity within the Campus Whitehaven community. The post is based in the purpose-built site.  Hours of work will vary on a rota (including evenings and one in four weekends).

The successful candidate will be a practical person, able to assist in undertaking repair and maintenance tasks and will join a small team of assistant site managers, responsible for the smooth running of the campus.

St Benedict’s and Mayfield Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of their 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.  

Further details and application forms are available below:

Job Description
Application Form

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: Noon Friday 28th June 2024
Interviews will be held shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Cover Supervisor

Required as soon as possible
NJC Scale 5 £26,421 – £28,770 per annum pro rata
(actual salary based on 32.5 hours per week over 46.6 weeks £20,797- £22,646 per annum)
Permanent part time post 32.5 hours per week term time only

We are seeking to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised Cover Supervisor.

The post will require you to cover for the short term absence of teaching staff, taking sole charge of a group of students, who will learn by carrying out pre-prepared work under your supervision. The primary focus will be to maintain good order and to keep students on task.  The post may require you to undertake the role of a Tutor and be responsible for a Tutor Group.

This is a permanent part time post 32.5 hours per week term time only (46.6 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. 

Further details and application forms are available below:

Job Description
Application Form

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 Monday 1st July 2024
Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date


Exam Invigilators

Casual work required at exam times
Hourly rate £12.00

St Benedict’s Catholic High School are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed exam invigilators who are flexible and reliable to ensure examinations are conducted in accordance with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) awarding body and school instructions; to play a key role in upholding the integrity of the examination/ assessment process.

Hours of work will be by negotiation during November, January, April, March, and May through to July and anytime throughout the year that the school requires. Exam invigilators may be required to attend both AM and PM sessions as 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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Examinations Officer, Maureen Rothery on 01946 692275 extn. 2015/ 2025

Please download further information and an application form below:

Job Description
Application Form

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: Noon on Friday 28th June 2024
Interviews will be held shortly thereafter


We do reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date