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 1096

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 Page
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

PA to the Headteacher

Required as soon as possible

NJC Scale SO1 £30,151 – £32,020 per annum pro rata
(actual salary £26,903 – £28,571 per annum)
Permanent full time post term time only

 

We are seeking to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised Personal Assistant to the Headteacher.

This is a rare opportunity for an ambitious, enthusiastic and visionary individual to support the Leadership of 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 provide a high calibre personal assistant, administrative and organisational support to the Headteacher.

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 term time only (46.4 weeks).

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

Further details and application forms are available below:

Application Form
Job Description

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday, 6th February 2023

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 & Design Technology (UPR/MPR)

Required for September 2023 or sooner

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:

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 Monday,6th February 2023

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

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

 

 

Teacher of RE (UPR/MPR)

Required for September 2023 or sooner

Full time, permanent contract

 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented teacher to join our RE  Department.  We want a person who is passionate about learning and teaching RE 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:

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 Monday, 6th February 2023

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter

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

 

Catering Assistant

Required as soon as possible
Permanent part time contract (15 hours per week) term time only
NJC SCP 4 £21,189 per annum pro rata (actual salary £7,499 based on 45.4 weeks)

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 an Application Form and Information Pack below:

Application Form
Information Pack

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

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday, 10th February 2023

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter  

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

 

CATERING ASSISTANT

 

Required as soon as possible

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

NJC SCP 4 £21,189 per annum pro rata (actual salary £4,999 based on 45.4 weeks)

 

 

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 an Application Form and Information Pack below:

Application Form
Information Pack

 

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, 13th February 2023

Interviews will take place shortly thereafter   

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

 

Teacher of Computer Science

Required for September 2023 or sooner
Full time, permanent contract
(Applications for part time will also be considered)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented teacher to join our Computer Science Department.  We want a person who is passionate about learning and teaching Computer Science 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 (applications for part time will also be considered).

Please download further information & 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 Monday 27th February 2023

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 £10.90

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 28th February 2023

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter

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