Schools Vacancies

Virtually all jobs in teaching require appropriate training and qualifications. The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention, part of Central Bedfordshire Council can provide you with advice and training whether you want to start working with children or develop in your current role.

To advertise a vacancy with us please download and complete the Schools Vacancy Advertising form and return it to us by email at academy@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk. Please be aware of the advertising costs which are detailed on the vacancy form.

Vacancy, School and Closing date

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Modern & Foreign Languages Teacher – Alameda Middle School, Ampthill - 01 October 2018 +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Part Time 0.6 (3 days) or Full Time.  Please state your preference.  Starting January 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher with the ability to teach KS2 & KS3 French

You will be required to teach French in all four year groups. The current post holder is retiring and currently works 3 days per week. We are willing to consider full or part time applications. Please give details in your application. It would also be useful if you let us know of other subjects you can teach.

If you are interested in the above post, please download a pack from our website. www.alamedamiddleschool.org.uk (CV’s will not be accepted). You may also contact Ms Fickling for more information or to arrange a visit to the school: dfickling@alamedamiddleschool.org.uk

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Alameda is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Alameda is an equal opportunities employer.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at www.alamedamiddleschool.org.uk or contact Ms D Fickling on 01525 750900 Ext 219

Closing Date:  01 October 2018

Science Subject Leader – Alameda Middle School, Ampthilll - 01 October 2018+

Salary:   MPS/UPS + TLR 2B £4,409
Hours:   Full Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher with the ability to teach & lead Science. Start date January 2019.

If you are interested in the above post, please download a pack from our website.  (CV’s will not be accepted) You may also contact Ms Fickling for more information or to arrange a visit to the school: dfickling@alamedamiddleschool.org.uk

Full details are on our website. www.alamedamiddleschool.org.uk

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Alameda is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Alameda is an equal opportunities employer.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at www.alamedamiddleschool.org.uk or contact Ms D Fickling on 01525 750900 Ext 219

Closing Date:  01 October 2018

1-1 Learning Support Assistant – Aspley Guise Lower School, Aspley Guise - 21 September 2018 +

Salary:   £15,613 - £16491 pro rata, Level 2A points 10-13
Hours:   Part-time 8.45am to 12.30pm weekdays during term time

A friendly, patient-but-firm, enthusiastic person is required to care for one of our pupils with specific needs. You will be required to work part-time every day, 8.45am-12.30pm, during term-time only in our ‘outstanding school’ (Ofsted 2011). Duties involve working on a one-to-one basis with a child in the classroom as an LSA, supporting the teachers, and working as part of the wider school team.  Candidates should be able to offer experience of working with SEN children and good numeracy/literacy skills. They must be able to follow instructions carefully and have ‘eyes in the back of their head’. Experience of working with children on the autistic spectrum would be an advantage. The start date is as soon as possible after successful interview/references. (Please note that this is a fixed-term position as the position follows the child.)

For further details and an application pack please contact Mrs Clark on 01908 582245 or by e-mail aspleyguise@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   21 September 2018
Interview Date: 26 September 2018

Primary Teacher – Caddington Village School, Caddington - 12pm 08 October 2018 +

Salary:   MPR/UPR
Hours:   Full time

Are you willing to strive for HIGH STANDARDS for all pupils?

Behaviour at our schools is exemplary and our pupils are polite, friendly and achieve well.

Would you like the opportunity to work in an INNOVATIVE learning environment?

Our Practice is based in research and observation of our own teaching and learning.

Are you prepared to SHARE your ideas and LEARN from others?

We have a strong, supportive network of experienced, talented and caring professionals working across the Federation.

Applications are particularly welcome from NTQs as well as from experienced teachers seaking leadership opportunities.   We encourage visits to our schools.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at www.caddingtonschool.net or contact Suzanne Jones on 01582 726058 or email office@caddingtonschool.net

Closing Date:   12pm 08 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Clerk to Governing Body – Campton Lower School, Campton, Shefford - 02 October 2018 +

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Governing Body with good organisational, communication and IT skills.

The role includes:

  • Providing effective administrative support to the Governing Body and its sub-committees.
  • Attending all governor meetings throughout the academic year - 3 Full Governing Body meetings and 6 sub-committee meetings (held in the early evening)
  • Preparing and circulating agendas and paperwork in advance of meetings
  • Taking accurate, concise minutes at meetings and circulating them as required
  • Maintaining Governing Body documentation in school
  • Using GovernorHub and other IT
  • Providing advice to the Governing Body on legal and procedural matters
  • Attending appropriate training (which may be in the daytime or online)

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all support staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Scheme. CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at www.camptonlower.org or contact Mrs Bright on 01462 813359 or email office@camptonlower.org

Closing Date:  02 October 2018

Teaching Assistant - Level 2 – Campton Lower School, Campton, Shefford - 26 September 2018 +

Salary:   2A point 10 (10-13)
Hours:   Part-time (afternoons) with the potential to increase hours as required

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated teaching assistant to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful candidate will work primarily with specific children on a 1:1 basis and will ideally have experience of providing SEN support. You will need to demonstrate good communication skills, high expectations and a passion for working with children. Flexibility and enthusiasm are equally important qualities.

If you have the desire to make a real difference to a child’s school experience, please get in touch.

Informal visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged; please contact us to arrange an appointment to come and meet with the Headteacher.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Scheme.  CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at www.camptonlower.org or contact Mrs Bright on 01462 813359 or email office@camptonlower.org

Closing Date:   26 September 2018
Interview Date: 05 October 2018

Class Teacher Year 1 – Church End Lower School, Marston Mortaine - 4pm 01 October 2018 +

Salary:   Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full Time (initially to cover Maternity Leave with a view to permanent in September 2019)

Ideally, Governors of the school are seeking to appoint an effective, enthusiastic and caring full time teacher to join our school in October 2018, although a job share will be considered for the right candidates.

Church End is a large split site Lower School in the village of Marston Moreteyne.

The successful applicants will need to …

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of, and innovative approach to, the primary curriculum;
  • Be able to work as part of a team;
  • Be ICT literate and use these skills effectively throughout the curriculum;

Have a strong commitment to the school’s inclusive values and community ethos

We offer…

  • Delightful, highly motivated and extremely well-behaved children;
  • An outstanding working environment within a well-equipped and resourced school
  •  Supportive colleagues and opportunity to develop as a teacher

For further details and an application pack, please contact Lisa Lee on 01234 768271 or by email at churchend@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   4pm 01 October 2018
Interview Date: 02 October 2018

1:1 Teaching Assistant for a child with additional needs – Cranfield Church of England, Cranfield - 24 September 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2 - Point 13
Hours:   8.30am to 3.45pm

Fully immersed in our ethos of ‘enjoying, achieving and learning’, we want a Teaching Assistant who can passionately champion our children and our school community and ‘be Cranfield’ in everything they do. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who:

  • Will uphold a strong Christian ethos; embracing an environment that is friendly, dynamic, open and engaging, ensuring all staff and children feel equally valued for their culture and contributions
  • Will expect the highest of standards of themselves, our staff and children – providing a sense of hope, calm and positivity at all times
  • Will contribute significantly to the life of the Academy

If you are interested in applying for the role, please contact our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Dormer to book a tour. An application pack is available on our website for all interested candidates http://www.cranfieldchurchofenglandacademy.co.uk/Recruitment

Closing Date:   24 September 2018
Interview Date: 26 September 2018

Finance Assistant – Derwent Lower School, Henlow - 12 noon 17 September 2018 +

Salary:  Scale Level 3A - points 15 to 18, £17,972 to £18,870 pro rata, hourly rate £9.32 to £9.78
Hours:  20 per week, term time only

A finance assistant is required from Monday 29 October 2018, working hours expected to be every day between 8.30am to 12.30pm

In addition to completing finance tasks you will assist the school secretary taking calls and enquiries and providing first aid when required.  Visits to the school are encouraged.

Full job advert, job description, person spec and application form can be found on the school's website www.derwentlower.net.  If you would like an informal discussion or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Ann Lennox, School Business Manager, on 01462 812047 or email alennox@derwentschool.co.uk

Closing Date:  12pm, 17 September 2018

Site Agent – Dunstable Icknield Lower School, Dunstable - 9am 26 September 2018+

Salary:   Level 3B 16-19, £18,319 - £19,446
Hours:   36.25 hr/week - split shift - 52 weeks /year

We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive, friendly flexible site agent to join our warm and inclusive school. The position is varied, often practical and hands on. 

The main duties include:

  • The security of the school site
  • Record keeping of maintenance checks and log books
  • Ensuring Health and Safety regulations are followed throughout the school
  • Maintenance of the school buildings and grounds(with an understanding  of the workings of heating, plumbing and electrical systems).
  • Good organisation skills
  • Team player.

Visits to the school at any time are warmly welcomed.

For further details and an application pack, please visit the school website at dunstableicknield.eschools.co.uk or contact Jan Barrett on 01582 663709 or email Janet.barrett@icknieldlower.bedssch.co.uk

Closing Date:   26 September 2018
Interview Date: 02 October 2018

Part-time Class Teacher - Lower KS2 – Dunton VC Lower School, Biggleswade - 12pm 01 October 2018 +

Salary:   M1 - M6
Hours:   0.4 (two days per week) for Spring and Summer term 2019

Newly Qualified or Experienced considered.

Dunton VC Lower School is a highly successful and Ofsted "Outstanding" village school for children aged 4 to 9.  The school prides itself on the individual attention given to every child; a strong academic record and its family atmosphere.  The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic teacher who has the ability to inspire and nurture young children.

Visits to the school are welcome.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Mrs Deborah Robertson-Cowley on 01767 312154 or by email at drc@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 01 October 2018
Interview Date: 09 October 2018

Display Assistant – Edward Peak C of E (VC) Middle School, Biggleswade - 05 October 2018 +

Salary:   2a (10-13) £16,863 - £17,391 (pro rata)
Hours:   Flexible hours to be agreed.  Approximately 15 hours per week, Mon-Fri (Term time only) + additional days to be agreed

Display Assistant (Required as soon as possible)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative display assistant to maintain and produce excellent quality displays throughout the school which will enhance the learning environment and contribute to the promotion of school values and ethos.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.edwardpeake.beds.sch.uk or contact Ms Karen Chatwin on 01767 314562 or by email at kchatwin@edwardpeake.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   05 October 2018

Lead for Maths Department – Edward Peake C of E (VC) Middle School, Biggleswade - 05 October 2018 +

Salary:   MPS or UPS +TLR
Hours:   Full Time

Required for January 2019.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate to lead our Maths department and provide specialist subject expertise.

The ideal candidate will be able to offer strong teaching skills, delivering effective and high quality learning experiences to all pupils and will play a key part in further raising standards in Teaching and Learning and attainment in Maths.

Previous Middle School experience is desirable, although not a requirement. Flexible working may be considered. Visits to the school are encouraged.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.edwardpeake.beds.sch.uk or contact Ms Karen Chatwin on 01767 314562 or by email at kchatwin@edwardpeake.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   05 October 2018

Head of Mathematics – Etonbury Academy, Arlesey - 03 October 2018 +

Salary:   MPS/UPS & TLR
Hours:   Full Time

Do you want to lead a growing and successful Maths Team?

Are you looking for future opportunities to develop your leadership skills?

Etonbury Academy is part of an ambitious, innovative and expanding Trust (BEST). We are currently looking for an exceptional and ambitious Head of Maths who is looking to lead a high performing team. We have exceptional student behaviour, leading technology in every classroom and opportunities for training and rapid development.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.bestacademies.org.uk or contact Victoria Lockey on 01462 730391 or by email at vlockey@bestacademies.org.uk

Closing Date:   03 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 08 October 2018

Kitchen Manager/Cook/General Kitchen Assistant– Fairfield Park, Stotfold - 28 September 2018 +

Salary:   L4 - £10.27-£11.24 per hour, L2 - £8.90 per hour, L1 - £8.75 per hour including the living wage
Hours:   25 hrs Kitchen Manager, 25 hrs Cook, 15 hrs General Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Manager - Provide catering services including preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. Deliver other catering services and special functions as required, in order to maximise income and customer satisfaction.  Organise and assist with setting up of dining room/s cleaning and wahing up including in depth cleaning.  Organise kitchen staff to ensure all tasks are efficiently completed according to rotas, to keep hours worked within budget targets. Assist the Area Catering Operations Manager in assessing catering and staffing needs. Ensure correct work practices and methods are used by all kitchen staff to produce high quality food service and comply with Food Safety and Health and safety legislation. To carry out training of staff as required.  Order and control all stock required in the service maintaining records as appropriate. Ensure that the kitchen is correctly stocked with light equipment and first aid items. Control all expenditure to ensure it is in line with budget targets.   Ensure the correct procedures are followed in relation to registering pupils and staff, monitoring accounts and completion of reports using the cashless system. Monitor the issue of authorised free meals.  Complete all appropriate returns and records in accordance with current catering policy and the Council’s Financial Regulations to meet the required timescales and produce accurate accounts of income and expenditure. Implement all Council policies and procedures including Sickness Absence Monitoring, Personal Performance Appraisal (PPA), to ensure policies are adhered to and the Council’s standards in these areas are met.  Produce menus and othe food sales according to the School Food Plan and the needs of the school in consultation with the SLA/contract.  Monitor sales of meals to meet customer needs and respond accordingly.  Ensure all equipment is kept in good safe working order. Report any defects in kitchen equipment or premises to the appropriate body.  Ensure this maintenance is undertaken escalating if necessary. Liaise with the school staff and Area Catering Operations Manager to organise any catering support required for open days, parents’ evenings and other school events. Provide full information of catering services available and maintain good relationships with customers. Implement emergency feeding if required, to meet the needs of the community. 

Cook - Prepare and cook fresh and convenience foods, as directed, using the methods and recipes according to catering menu policy, including ethnic, vegetarian and special needs requirements. Assist with the setting up of the service counter, serve customers, supervise self-service of food, providing replenishments as necessary, and clearing and cleaning of same.  Assist in the clearing, cleaning and washing-up within the kitchen, including “in-depth” cleaning on cleaning days, using any specialised products, equipment and methods authorised.

General Kitchen Assistant - Assist with the setting up of the service counter, serve customers, supervise self-service of food, providing replenishments as necessary, and clearing and cleaning of same.  Follow the correct Council procedure in relation to registering pupils and staff using a cashless system during service periods.  Assist with the setting up of the dining furniture and preparation of the room for dining, clearing, cleaning and dismantling same.

For further details and an application pack please contact Nicola Gordon on01582 538213 or 07500 097107 or by e-mail nicola.gordon@luton.gov.uk

Closing Date:  28 September 2018

General Kitchen Assistant – Flitwick Lower, Flitwick - 28 September 2018+

Salary:   L1a
Hours:   12.5 hours or 15 hours for a Mobile General Kitchen Assistant post

Assist the Kitchen Manager in providing catering services including preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. Assist in the delivery of other catering services and special functions as required. Assist with the setting up of the service counter, serve customers, supervise self-service of food, providing replenishments as necessary, and clearing and cleaning of same. Assist in the clearing, cleaning and washing-up within the kitchen, including “in-depth” cleaning on cleaning days, using any specialised products, equipment and methods authorised. Follow the correct Council procedure in relation to registering pupils and staff using a cashless system during service periods  Assist with the setting up of the dining furniture and preparation of the room for dining, clearing, cleaning and dismantling same. To use the correct work practices and methods to produce a high quality food service and comply with Food Safety and Health and safety legislation. To assist the Kitchen Manager with other duties which may include receipt and storage of goods, stock count, temperature  recording and any other duties as required.

For further details and an application pack please contact Nicola Gordon on01582 538213 or 07500 097107 or by e-mail nicola.gordon@luton.gov.uk

Closing Date:  28 September 2018

1:1 Teaching Assistants – Greenleas School, Leighton Buzzard - 12pm 01 October 2018+

Salary:   NJC Level 2A Point 10-13
Hours:   3 x Full time, 1 x morning only role, 1 x 2.5 days role

Five exciting opportunities to join the staff of our popular schools.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed teaching assistants to join our friendly, hardworking team.

We offer you:

  • A vibrant and welcoming atmosphere
  • Friendly children
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • A supportive, hard-working, collaborative and committed staff team

We are a four form entry school operating over two sites in Leighton Buzzard

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.greenleas.net or contact Mrs Joanne Harris on 01525 385356 or by email at office@greenleas.net

Closing Date:   12pm 01 October 2018

Teaching Assistant (2 posts) – Lark Rise Academy, Dunstable - 12pm 01 Ocotber 2018 +

Salary:   NJC sclae:  Level 1C, points 6-9
Hours:   Post 1: 34 hours per week, term time only + 5 training days    Post 2: 25 hours per week, term time only + 5 training days   Contracts:  Temporary until 31 August 2019

The staff and governors at Lark Rise Academy, wish to appoint two new members of staff to role of Teaching Assistant.  The successful applicants will be given the opportunity to work closely with the supportive Academy team to ensure the care of the children…to support their learning and development and ensure their safety.

We are looking for applicants who will work tirelessly to build children’s self-esteem and inspire them, in order that they reach their full potential. Applicants should also be committed to safeguarding principles and practices in order that all children remain safe and well cared for; the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.larkrise.com or contact Alison Gransby on 01582 607852 or by email at office@larkrise.com

Closing Date:   12pm 01 October 2018
Interview Date: 08 October 2018

Finance Officer – Leighton Middle School, Leighton Buzzard - 24 September 2018 +

Salary:   Level 4d pt 24-27, £17,318 - £19062 per annum (actual)
Hours:   33 hours per week, term time only with some additional hours as necessary

We are looking for an experienced, committed, enthusiastic team member to assist the SBM with the financial management of the school.  To take responsibility for the day to day implementation of financial procedures and processes using SIMs FMS.  Previous experience of working in a school would be advantegous.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.leighton.beds.sch.uk or contact Mrs M Hazelden on 01525 374907 or by email at leighton@cbc.beds.sch.uk 

Closing Date:   24 September 2018
Interview Date: 27 September 2018

Administration Assistant (Attendance) Maternity Cover for 1 year – Maidenhall Primary School, Luton - 07 October 2018 +

Salary:   L3 - £18,139 - £19,446 pro rata
Hours:   35 hours per week, term time only plus 5 training days

Maidenhall Primary School is looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to provide the provision of a comprehensive secretarial and administrative support service, focussing on Attendance. This post incudes ensuring a full and responsive support service to all staff including photocopying, printing, postages, filing etc.

The successful candidate will have excellent administration and people management skills along with the flexibility to adapt to changing situations.

Experience of working in a school environment is desirable.

We would be looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible.

We are able to offer:

  • An attractive, well resourced working environment.
  • Supportive, well motivated, friendly colleagues.
  • Wide opportunities for professional development.
  • Children who are keen to learn and well behaved.
  • Supportive parents.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of Maidenhall Primary and achieve our ambition of becoming an outstanding school.  Maidenhall is a large diverse school with successful, dedicated staff and fantastic pupils.  Visits to the school are welcome, please contact us to make an appointment.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website http://maidenhallprimary.co.uk/about-us/vacancies or contact Maria McCafferty HR Administrator on 01582 430780 or by e-mail hr@maidenhall.primaryluton.co.uk

Closing Date:   07 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Class Teacher – Maidenhall Primary School, Luton - 07 October 2018+

Salary:   MPR/UPR
Hours:   To be confirmed

We wish to appoint for January, a qualified, experienced and highly motivated teacher.  They will be joining the school at an exciting time, having a pivotal role supporting the Headteacher in driving the school forward.  

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of Maidenhall Primary and achieve our ambition of becoming an outstanding school.  Maidenhall is a large diverse school with successful, dedicated staff and fantastic pupils. 

We are able to offer:

  • An attractive, well resourced working environment
  • Supportive, well motivated, friendly colleagues
  • Wide opportunities for professional development
  • Children who are keen to learn and well behaved
  • Supportive parents

Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Maria McCafferty, our HR Administrator, to make an appointment.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website http://maidenhallprimary.co.uk/about-us/vacancies or contact Maria McCafferty HR Administrator on 01582 430780 or by e-mail hr@maidenhall.primaryluton.co.uk

Closing Date:   07 October 2018
Interview Date: 16 October 2018

Teaching Assistant SEN – Maidenhall Primary School, Luton - 07 October 2018 +

Salary:   L2 £17,173-£17,972 pro rata
Hours:   32 hours 40 mins per week, term time only plus 5 training days 

We are looking for a SEN teaching assistant (1) to work with a child with special educational needs.  We are looking for a caring and committed person to support the child.

The ability to successfully work as part of a team and to be able to contribute and promote school initiatives is essential.  The role will also involve supervising children during unstructured times of the day.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future development of Maidenhall Primary School and achieve our ambition of becoming an outstanding school. 

We seek motivated, committed individuals with experience of working with children and with the capability to create and maintain excellent working relationships within the school environment.  You should have, or be working towards a relevant qualification.

We are able to offer:

  • An attractive, well resourced working environment
  • Supportive, well motivated, friendly colleagues
  • Wide opportunities for professional development
  • Children who are keen to learn and well behaved
  • Supportive parents

For further details and an application pack please visit our website http://maidenhallprimary.co.uk/about-us/vacancies or contact Maria McCafferty HR Administrator on 01582 430780 or by e-mail hr@maidenhall.primaryluton.co.uk

Closing Date:   07 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Teaching Assistant – Northill Cof E VA Lower School, Biggleswade - 18 September 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2
Hours:   5 Mornings 9am - 12.30pm - 16 hours per week.  Required September 2018

Northill Lower School is a caring happy learning environment where everyone and every achievement is valued.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teaching assistant to support a child with EHCP and to work as a team member in our Reception class.  Experience of working in an Early Years environment and with children on the autistic spectrum would be an advantage

For further details and an application pack, please contact the school on 01767 627415 or by email at northill@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   18 September 2018

Leader of PE –  Potton Middle School, Potton - 19 October 2018 +

Salary:   Subject to experience
Hours:    Full time

Potton Middle School is part of the Potton Federation, formed in September 2015, to provide seamless, outstanding education for pupils from 4 through to 13 years.

At Potton Middle School we strive to ensure all of our children achieve their full social, moral and academic potential. We endeavour to create a wonderful environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.

We are looking for an experienced and inspirational teacher of PE who is an outstanding practitioner.

We can offer happy, polite and well-behaved children with a supportive parent body, extensive specialist sports facilities and large school grounds.  We have an excellent staff team, who support each other and enjoy their careers with us.

Our PE programme offers a range of extra-curricular sporting activities, including the Sports Leaders Programme in KS3 and we are well represented at local fixtures; we would like our new Leader of PE to continue to drive standards and opportunities in PE forward.

Applicants from either KS2 or KS3/4 backgrounds are welcome to apply for this exciting post.  The teaching load for the Head of PE is based at Potton Middle School, teaching children in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8. 

Tours of the school encouraged – please contact Andrea Hutchison, PA to the Executive Head Teacher for further details about the post and to arrange to come and see the school in action.

If working, as part of a deeply committed team in a great school sounds appealing, come and join us in teaching these fabulous children

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For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.pottonfederation.co.uk or contact Andrea Hutchinson on 01767 260034 or by e-mail ahutchison@pottonfederation.co.uk

Closing Date:   19 October 2018

Year 1 Class Teacher – Potton Middle School, Potton - 19 October 2018 +

Salary:   Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full time

Potton Lower School is part of the Potton Federation, formed in September 2015, to provide seamless, outstanding education for pupils from 4 through to 13 years.

At Potton Middle School we strive to ensure all of our children achieve their full social, moral and academic potential. We endeavour to create a wonderful environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.

If working, as part of a deeply committed team in a great school sounds appealing, come and join us in teaching these fabulous children.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.pottonfederation.co.uk or contact Andrea Hutchinson on 01767 260034 or by e-mail ahutchison@pottonfederation.co.uk

Closing Date:   19 October 2018

Year 5 Class Teacher – Potton Middle School, Potton - 19 October 2018 +

Salary:   Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full time

Potton Middle School is part of the Potton Federation, formed in September 2015, to provide seamless, outstanding education for pupils from 4 through to 13 years.

At Potton Middle School we strive to ensure all of our children achieve their full social, moral and academic potential. We endeavour to create a wonderful environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.

If working, as part of a deeply committed team in a great school sounds appealing, come and join us in teaching these fabulous children.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

NQT's welcome to apply.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.pottonfederation.co.uk or contact Andrea Hutchinson on 01767 260034 or by e-mail ahutchison@pottonfederation.co.uk

Closing Date:   19 October 2018

Caretaker – Roecroft Lower School, Stotfold - 05 October 2018 +

Salary:   Level 2A (points 10-13) £16,863 - £17,391 FTE
Hours:   20 hours per week, Term Time Only (+5 inset days), 2.15-6.15pm Monday to Friday

We are seeking to expand our Premises team by the addition of a part-time Caretaker.  This role will involve cleaning and supervision of the cleaning team as well as securing the premises at the end of the day.

We offer a well maintained school built in 2011 and expanded in 2015 to offer 450 places to meet the needs of the local families.

We are looking for someone who can take ownership and pride in our wonderful school site, demonstrate that they can work independently; scheduling and prioritising their own work and that of the cleaning team.

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school by appointment.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.roecroftlower.co.uk or contact Mrs Jo Lamb on 01462 730336

Closing Date:   05 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Science Technician – Samuel Whitbread Academy, Clifton - 9am 26 September 2018 +

Salary:  NJC Level 2C, points 12-15
Hours:  37 hours term time only (Full and Part Time hours considered)

Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) comprises seven flourishing academies delivering first choice education, from Early Years to Advanced Level study.  Our vision is ‘to grow the BEST in everyone.’  We believe in the importance of high expectations, hard work and the development of a community of schools where each of us strive to ‘be the best that we can be.’  Our schools work together to add value and compete to continually improve.

We looking for a motivated individual to join our small, friendly team of Science Technicians. The successful candidate will help to prepare the resources required for Science lessons, from GCSE to A Level and must be practical and adaptable to manage a variety of tasks and requests throughout the day. Strong IT skills would be an advantage.

The role, based in a large and thriving department, is varied and interesting and would suit a hard-working individual who is keen to work in a team. Laboratory experience is essential. Chemistry knowledge would be advantageous.

To meet the team or to arrange a school tour please do not hesitate to contact Samuel Whitbread Academy.  We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and all offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.  Strictly no agencies.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.bestacademies.org.uk or contact Elle Rees-Rinaldi on 01462 629900 or by e-mail erees-rinaldi@bestacademies.org.uk

Closing Date:   9am 26 September 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 1st October 2018

Learning Support Assistants – Sandy Secondary School, Sandy - 1pm 17 September 2018 +

Salary:  NJC Level 2a points 10-13, £9,876 - £10,186 per annum (£16,863-£17,391 pro rata)
Hours:  25 hours per week, term time only. Monday to Friday 9am to 11am, 11.20am to 1.20pm and 1.50pm to 2.50pm

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, committed and flexible.  They will be able to inspire and motivate students and will not mind students who are sometimes anxious and challenging.

Candidates will have excellent literacy and numeracy skills and be able to support the work of the Teacher and work one to one and in small groups with students as required.

If you are ready to inspire our students we would be interested in hearing from you with the possibility of you joining us in the next phase of development in our School

Safeguarding - posts working with either children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to the disclosure of criminal records, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.sandyupper.net or contact the school on 01767 680598 or email vacancies@sandyupper.net.

Closing Date: 1pm 17th September 2018

Pastoral Support Assistant – Sandy Secondary School, Sandy - 1pm 17th September 2018 +

Salary:   NJC Level 4a points 21-24, £15,640 - £17,056 per annum (£20,541 - £22,401 pro rata)
Hours:   32.5 hours per week, term time only. 8.30am - 3.30pm (30 minutes lunch to be taken outside of student lunch breaks on a rota basis)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly effective Pastoral Support Assistant to join our pastoral team. The main responsibilities in this post are monitoring pupil behaviour and attendance, working with students with behavioural/attendance concerns and liaising as appropriate with school staff, external agencies and parents. Another key function of this post is to safeguard and support the welfare of students, you must have excellent behaviour management skills and prior experience using SIMS would be beneficial

The pastoral support aspect of the role includes:

  • Dealing with student incidents
  • Daily running of the inclusion area/student support
  • Assisting in the running of detentions
  • Restorative Justice meetings
  • Please bear in mind that this is not a mentoring role

The pastoral administration aspect of the role includes:

  • Be responsible for contacting parents and arranging parental meetings/sending letters where necessary in relation to pastoral matters, preparing all paperwork
  • Work with form tutors/other school staff to ensure the smooth running of meetings and monitoring
  • assist with the inputting of detentions
  • ensure students receive daily report cards and to monitor
  • attend Inclusion meetings, taking minutes
  • 30 minute lunchtime duty

If you are ready to inspire our students we would be interested in hearing from you with the possibility of you joining us in the next phase of development in our School.

Safeguarding - posts working with either children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to the disclosure of criminal records, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our website www.sandyupper.net or contact the school on 01767 680598 or email vacancies@sandyupper.net.

Closing Date:  1pm 17 September 2018

Clerical Assistant – Shelton and Southill School Federation, Bedfordshire - 12pm 21 September 2018 +

Salary:  NJC Level 2, points 10-13
Hours:  20 hours per week term time + 5 inset days, initially fixed term until July 2019

We are looking to appoint a Clerical Assistant to join our small, friendly village school as soon as possible.  You will be primarily based at our Southill Site but work across both sites may be required at times.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, enjoy a varied workload, able to work on their own initiative but also be a committed team player.  Knowledge of Integris G2 and RM Finance would be an advantage, although training is available.  Previous experience of working in a school office and first aid would be desirable but not essential.

We can offer you:

  • A workplace that is alive with children laughing and learning
  • Excellent support from our dedicated team of staff
  • A commitment to on-going professional development
  • A school committed to staff well-being

We warmly welcome visits to the school.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are conditional and subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk or please contact Mrs Clare Francis on 01462 813312 or email admin.southill@sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 21 September 2018
Interview Date: 01 October 2018

Midday Supervisor – Shelton and Southill School Federation, Bedfordshire - 12 noon 21 September 2018 +

Salary:  NJC Level 1A, points 7-10
Hours:  Part Time, Permanent - 5 days a week 1.5 hours per day term time only, plus 5 training days.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, responsible and proactive Midday Supervisor to join our small, friendly village school as soon as possible.  You will be primarily based at our Southill Site but work across both sites may be required at times.

We can offer you:

  • A workplace that is alive with children laughing and learning
  • Excellent support from our dedicated team of staff
  • A commitment to on-going professional development
  • A school commitment to staff well-being

 We warmly welcome visits to the school.

This school is committed safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are conditional and subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk or please contact Mrs Clare Francis on 01462 813312 or email admin.southill@sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 21 September 2018
Interview Date: 01 October 2018

Midday Supervisory Assistant – Southcott Lower School, Linslade - 26 September 2018 +

Salary:  £15,115 - £15,613 pro rata, £7.83 - £8.09 per hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed member of staff to join our very professional and supportive MDSA team.

You will be providing supervision and support for children whilst they are eating their lunch and afterwards in the playground.

Experience of being with children, either as part of a family or working with them, is essential.

We are committed to safeguarding.  References will be taken up and the appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS.

Posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must disclose any convictions they have and any orders which have been made against them.

For more information and an application pack, please visit our website www.southcottlowerschool.com

Closing Date:   26 September 2018
Interview Date: 01 October 2018

Teaching Assistant (SEND Support) 1:1 – Southcott Lower School, Linslade - 26 September 2018 +

Salary:   NJC 2A (10-13) £15,238 - £16191 (pro rata)
Hours:   Post 1: 8.30am to 12.30pm, fixed term whilst the pupil remains at Southcott.   Post 2: 1.15pm to 3.30pm, fixed term whilst the pupil  remains at Southcott

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and committed members of staff, preferably qualified to NVQ level 2 in education, to support and develop a child with an Educational, Health and Care plan within the classroom.  

You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and experience of working with children in an educational environment, either in a paid or voluntary capacity.  Ideally you will have had experience of working with children who have special educational needs, particularly social and emotional needs and academic needs, either 1:1 or in groups.

You will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team, contributing to the planning and development of educational activities.  You will also be able to communicate with children and adults in a discrete manner.

You are very welcome to visit Southcott, please contact the office to make an appointment.

We are committed to safeguarding. References will be taken up and the appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS.

For more information and an application pack, please visit our website www.southcottlowerschool.com

Closing Date:   26 September 2018
Interview Date: 08 October 2018

Teaching Assistant Level 3 –  St Andrews VC Lower School, Biggleswade - 17 September 2018 +

Salary: NJC Level 3
Hours: 31 hours per week

Level 3 Teaching Assistant to work with children in the Reception Year.   Come and join our large and expanding church school

We offer good training, happy children, a friendly staff and supportive community.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Candidates are expected to share this commitment and will be subject to the appropriate checks including with the DBS.

Visit our webiste for application forms and more information - www.standrewslowerschool.co.uk

Closing Date:    17th September 2018
Interview Date:  24th September 2018

Site Agent – St Georges Lower School, Leighton Buzzard - 28 September 2018 +

Salary:   Level 3 B Spine Point 16-19 £18,319-£19,446
Hours:   18.5 - 37 hrs per week.  Possible Job Share

We are looking for someone with the range of skills required for the maintenance of our well-kept school buildings and attractive grounds. We are looking for a self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and hard-working site manager to join our supportive team.

The post includes procurement of repair and refurbishment services, alongside ensuring all areas of health and safety and safeguarding remain at the heart of all duties.

If you feel this is just the position for you and are confident that you have the range of skills outlined below we would love to hear from you:

  • basic DIY/maintenance skills with an understanding of the workings of heating, plumbing and electrical systems
  • positive cheerful outlook and excellent interpersonal skills
  • good organisational and time management skills
  • good team worker as well as ability to be self-motivated when working alone.
  • ability to competently liaise with third parties including contractors to arrange quotes and oversee works.
  • ability to maintain and update premises and site records as required
  • knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • driving licence & use of own vehicle

Training will be provided for specialist areas as required.

Working hours are between 18.5 and 37 per week, 52 weeks per year. During the school term these hours to be worked on a split-shift basis to cover the opening and closing of the premises.

The successful candidate will be joining a very friendly and supportive team of staff and governors working with children that take pride in their School.

Visits to the nursery & school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01525 372096. If you require an early or late appointment this can be organised.

Please note accommodation is a possibility in accordance with Central Bedfordshire Service Occupancy Agreement; if you want any further details please contact Lorraine Keyte/Claire Sherringham.

St George’s Lower School and Dinky Dragon’s Nursery are committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website http://stgeorgeslowerschool.co.uk/ or please contact Lorraine Keyte on 01525 372096 or email hr@stgeorgeslowerschool.co.uk

Closing Date:   28 September 2018
Interview Date: 03 October 2018

KS2 Class Teacher – St Leonards VA Lower School, Leighton Buzzard - 05 October 2018 +

Salary:   Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full Time

St Leonard’s is a small Church of England VA lower school in a beautiful setting near Rushmere Country Park, just outside Leighton Buzzard.

“This is an outstanding school, it is very welcoming and ensures outstanding care, guidance and support for its pupils” Ofsted 2011

Our small team of hardworking, friendly and supportive staff are dedicated to providing outstanding teaching and learning within a nurturing Christian environment.

We would like to recruit an ambitious and inspirational class teacher to join our team to teach our small class of highly motivated and extremely well-behaved year 3 children.

Applicants would be expected to support the Christian ethos of the school

Applications are welcomed from NQT’s and experienced teachers

St Leonard’s Lower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school prior to applying.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.stleonards.beds.sch.uk or please contact Samantha Nunn on 01525 237253 to arrange a visit or email stleonards@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   05 October 2018
Interview Date: 11 October 2018

Nursery Manager – St Mary's VA Lower School, Clophill - 30 September 2018 +

Salary:   Level 3 C
Hours:   21 - 29 hours to be worked between Monday to Thursday 8:45 - 11.45 and 12.30 - 15.30, Friday 8.45 - 11.45 and 12.30 - 14.30

Would you like to join the staff of a friendly, values based village school?  We are searching for an enthusiastic, committed nursery manager who is passionate about teaching and learning and believes in the education of the whole child.

We are looking for a Nursery Manager who:

  • Has experience of managing a team
  • Has excellent communication skills, enabling you to work well in a team
  • Has experience of working in an EYFS setting
  • Is lively and highly motivated, setting the highest standards
  • Will support the school in achieving its long term vision through values education
  • Will be flexible and adaptable (e.g. will be available to work more hours if required)
  • Will support the Christian ethos of the school

Potential candidates are most welcome to visit our school, please contact Mrs Topliff, the Office Manager, if you would like to arrange this.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website http://www.clophillstmarysschool.co.uk or please contact Mrs Emma Topliff on 01582 860206 or email generaladmin@clophillstmarysschool.co.uk

Closing Date:   30 September 2018

 

1:1 Teaching Assistant to provide behaviour support to a child in Year 1 – Studham C of E Village School, Studham - 20 September 2018 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2 10-13 starting @ .10, £15,807 - £16491 pro rata.  
Hours:   Monday to Friday, term time only, 30 hours per week.  To start as soon as possible.

This is initially a one term post which will become a rolling contract to support the child as long as he remains at the school and funding is provided for him.

Experience of Special Educational Needs support is an advantage.

Studham operates a safe recruitment policy; all applicants must be able to obtain enhanced DBS and health clearance.

For further details and an application pack please contact the school office on 01582 872337 or email Studham@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   20 September 2018
Interview Date: 24 September 2018

Teaching Assistant to support a child with an Educational Health and Care Plan (statement) in Year 4 – Studham C of E Village School, Studham - 20 September 2018 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2 10-13 starting @.10, £15,807 - £16,491 pro rata
Hours:   Monday to Friday, term time only, 19 hours per week.  To start 1 October 2018

This is for a rolling contract to support the child as long as he remains at the school and funding is provided for his EHCP.

Experience of Special Educational Needs support is an advantage

For further details and an application pack please contact the school office on 01582 872337 or email Studham@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    20 September 2018
Interview Date:  24 September 2018

School Games Organiser – Tithe Farm Primary School, Houghton Regis - 01 October 2018 +

Salary:  Level 4E (£22,658)
Hours:  Full time

Tithe Farm Primary School have a vacancy for a School Games Organiser to work within our school and across the Houghton Regis and Dunstable School Games region.

The job will involve working closely with school staff and other sports organisations across a range of areas, and include delivery of core tasks that will:

  • increase engagement in School Games
  • develop competitive opportunities
  • increase and sustain participation
  • broaden the range of participation opportunities
  • establish key performance indicators

For further details and an application pack please contact Sarah Clarke, School Business Manager on 01582 865047 or email tithefarm@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   01 October 2018
Interview Date: 08 October 2018

Caretaker – Westfield Nursery School, Dunstable - 12pm 08 October 2018 +

Salary:   Level 1D - Level 3A £8.68/£9.31 per hour (dependent upon experience and qualifications)
Hours:   Part time 10 hours per week 52 weeks

Westfield Nursery School is an outstanding Nursery School.  We are looking to appoint a Caretaker to support us in providing a high quality, calm and caring learning environment, where pupils and staff are encouraged to reach their true potential.

The successful candidate will be required to work to provide a safe environment for users of the school building and grounds.  You will be required to:

  • Open and lock the school site, as part of security
  • Undertake a range of 'odd jobs'
  • Assist with our premises maintenance schedule, including heating, lighting and outside areas
  • Oversee our contracted cleaners

Training will be available. We actively encourage visits to our setting prior to application, please contact us to arrange. 

Westfield Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.westfieldnurseryschool.org or please contact Anne Cavendish, School Manager on 01582 608650 or email westfield@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 08 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Early Years Teaching Assistant - Permanent contract – Westfield Nursery School, Dunstable - 12pm 08 October 2018+

Salary:   NJC Scale 3A pt 15-18 £17,972 to £18,870 pro rata (dependent upon experience and qualifications)
Hours:   37 hours per week term time only, 8.15am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4.45pm Monday, 8.15am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 4pm Tuesday to Friday

Would you like to be part of our team at Westfield Nursery School leading our 2-year-old provision?  We are looking to recruit a qualified Level 3, enthusiastic, self-motivated, articulate, resourceful and effective individual, preferably with at last 3 years post qualification experience of nursery aged children.  You will be required to lead the outstanding practice with our 2-year-old children and have experience of safeguarding procedures and working with parents.  As an outstanding practitioner you will work in partnership with families and professionals to deliver a wide range of services which meet the needs of the children and families. CPD opportunities will be provided.

We actively encourage visits to our setting prior to application, please contact us to arrange. 

Westfield Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Serviceh

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website www.westfieldnurseryschool.org or please contact Anne Cavendish, School Manager on 01582 608650 or email westfield@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 08 October 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 15 October 2018

Teaching Assistant to support a child with an Educational Health & Care Plan (Statement) in Reception Class – Woburn Lower School, Woburn - 24 September 2018 +

Salary:   NJC Scale 10 – 13 £16,863 - £17,391 (full time equivalent)
Hours:   8.45am – 3.30pm (2 days per week) ½ hour lunch break

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work one-to-one with a pupil with an Educational Health & Care Plan (Statement) in our Reception Class. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who enjoys working as part of a passionate team. Previous experience of working with children who have special educational needs is desirable, but not essential.

Woburn Lower is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

For further details and an application pack please visit our school website http://woburn-lower-school.co.uk/ or please contact Mrs Howe/Mrs Lunn on 01525 290207 or email woburn@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:   24 September 2018
Interview Date: 27 September 2018

Estates Manager - Wootton Academy Trust, Wootton, Bedford - 23.59 24 September 2018 +

Salary: BBU11, Point 37-40, £33,136 - £36,153 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full or Part Time

Wootton Academy Trust needs someone to join our team to lead on the provision of high quality estates services based across two sites, Wootton Upper School and Kimberley Sixth Form College.

The successful candidate will need to have experience in a property maintenance role and possess excellent administration, organisational and computer skills.  You will need to have IOSH qualification, although training will be provided for the right candidate.

For further information and an application form please go to our website www.woottonupper.co.uk or email recruitment@wootton.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:    23.59 24 September 2018
Interview date:  Week commencing 1st October 2018

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