Schools Vacancies

Virtually all jobs in teaching require appropriate training and qualifications. The Academy, 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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KS2 Classroom Teacher (maternity cover with the possibility of a permernant contract thereafter) – Ashton St Peter’s C of E VA Primary School, Dunstable - 06 June 2019 +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Full Time Start date: 2nd September 2019

Our children are looking for a teacher who is friendly and makes learning exciting and fun.  If this is you, then please apply now!

The governors would like to appoint an enthusiastic and creative teacher, to teach one of our wonderful classes on a full time basis.  We can offer you children with outstanding behaviour, who are eager to learn, a well-equipped classroom, continued professional development opportunities, as well as supportive staff and parents.

You need to be a dedicated team player with a great sense of humour. Visits to our school are encouraged in order for you to appreciate our caring ethos, fun atmosphere, and to meet our children and members of our fantastic team.

At Ashton St. Peter’s Primary School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Applications will only be accepted by completing an application form.  We are unable to accept applications with a CV.  All successful candidates will be required to undertake a criminal record check.

Visits are encouraged and very warmly welcomed prior to application.

For further details, to arrange a visit or request an application pack please contact Karen O’Geare, office@ashtonstpeters.beds.sch.uk  01582 663410.  Application packs are also available on our website – www.ashtonstpeters.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    06 June 2019
Interview Date:  13 June 2019

EYTS Nursery Teacher – Balliol Primary School, Kempston, Bedfordshire - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:     MPS
Hours:      Full-Time to start September 2019

Balliol Primary School is seeking to appoint a passionate, driven and enthusiastic EYTS qualified teacher to join our hard-working and friendly EYFS team from September 2019.

EYTS or QTS qualified. NQTs are invited to apply. Visits to the school are recommended.

All applications will be considered for an interview at the time of receipt.

Balliol Primary School is committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding of pupils. Appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

For any further details, and to arrange a visit to the school, please visit our website www.balliolschool.co.uk. or contact Mrs Hannah Kemp on 01234 300601 or by e-mail hannah.kemp@balliolschool.co.uk.

Closing date:      24 May 2019

Class Teacher – Balliol Primary School, Kempston, Bedfordshire - 7 June 2019 +

Salary:    MPS
Hours:     Full-Time to start September 2019, 12-Month Fixed Term Contract

Balliol Primary School is seeking to appoint a caring, motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual to join our dedicated, hard-working team from September 2019.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of becoming permanent in September 2020.

NQTs and experienced teachers are invited to apply.

All applications will be considered for an interview at the time of receipt.

Balliol Primary is committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding of pupils. Appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

For any further details, and to arrange a visit to the school, please visit our website www.balliolschool.co.uk. or contact Mrs Hannah Kemp on 01234 300601 or by e-mail hannah.kemp@balliolschool.co.uk.

Closing date:     7 June 2019

Part time Classroom Teacher – Beaudesert Lower School, Leighton Buzzard - 5pm 18 June 2019+

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Part time

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic educator keen to teach motivated, positive children in a thriving, friendly Lower School? If so, we need you! We are looking to recruit a qualified teacher to join our team in September 2019. NQT’s are very welcome to apply.

Beaudesert Lower School is a thriving, forward-thinking school for children aged between 4 and 9 years old. We provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities with our inspiring creative curriculum alongside our extra-curricular activities and innovative approaches.

We are proud of what our school has to offer our children, as well as the successful applicant. We offer:

  • A supportive, friendly team
  • A culture of collaboration alongside a passion for learning
  • A setting with a variety of learning spaces and opportunities both inside and out
  • Strong links with our parents and our community

You will develop professionally here and we value this as part of our positive learning culture. We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • a person with high expectations of children
  • a teacher excited by affecting children’s life-chances and thirst for learning
  • a person who enjoys learning or discovering new or novel approaches
  • someone who is committed to continuous improvement in yourself, children and our school

Visits to the school are welcomed and actively encouraged.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.beaudesert.school  or please contact Clare Brunton on 01525 373019. Alternatively, email office@beaudesert.school

Closing Date:    5pm 18 June 2019
Interview Date:  21 June 2019

Midday Supervisor – Beaudesert Lower School, Leighton Buzzard - 5pm 05 June 2019 +

Salary:   Level 1D Point 1-3, (actual starting salary: £2,373.65 p.a.)
Hours:   Part time, 5 hours 50 minutes per week, term-time only, 11.55am – 1.05 pm Monday to Friday

We require an enthusiastic, friendly and active adult who will help to organise groups of children in games on the playground and supervise children eating lunch.  A willingness to give first aid is also desirable but training will be given.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All references will be sought prior to interview and successful applicants will be required to undertake enhanced disclosure checks.

For further details please visit our website: www.beaudesert.school or email office@beaudesert.school

Closing Date:    5pm 05 June 2019
Inteview Date:   07 June 2019

Teaching Assistants  – Beecroft Academy, Dunstable - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:    New NJC Scale 1-3. £17,364 - £18,065 (full time equivalent)
Hours:     1:1 Named Child – September start. 28 hours per week. Class-based – September start. Full and part-time roles. Potential for additional 5 hours    Midday Supervisory role. Maternity Cover – Fixed Term Contract.                     1:1 named child – October start). 30 hours per week

 Visits to the school are strongly recommended by arrangement through the school office.

Due to staff undertaking teacher training beyond the school, we are currently seeking to appoint teaching assistants to work with classes. In addition, we are seeking to appoint 1:1 teaching assistants to work with children joining us in Early Years in September as well as one maternity cover.

The successful candidates will:

  • be passionate about making a real difference to the lives of the children,
  • build positive relationships with the children and their parents/ carers,
  • be keen to work alongside the class teacher and SENDCo to provide an individualised curriculum and learning environment,
  • be organised and proactive.

We are proud to offer:

  • wonderful children who enjoy being at school,
  • a supportive SENDCo and leadership team
  • CPD opportunities to broaden your knowledge and understanding around the specific needs of the child you will be working with,
  • support from appropriate external agencies.

Experience of working with children who have special educational needs is desirable but not essential.

Beecroft Academy 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.

For any further details, and to arrange a visit to the school, please visit our website www.beecroftacademy.co.uk or contact Maureen Phillips on 01582 663486 or by e-mail recruitment@beecroftacademy.co.uk 

Closing date:      12pm 14 June 2019
Interview date:    Week commencing 17 June 2019

School Improvement Advisor – Central Bedfordshire Council, Dunstable - 31 May 2019 +

Salary:   £61,827 - £65,076 per annum pro rata
Hours:   37 hours per week

More about the role:

Here in Children’s Services, we’re determined to help all children fulfil their potential. We’re pleased to say that the Council has recently been awarded a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for its Children’s Social Care Services. While we’re proud of this achievement, there’s still more to be done as we seek to deliver great education, with a particular focus on diminishing the difference for our more vulnerable learners.  As School Improvement Adviser, you will work collaboratively across all our schools in Central Bedfordshire to ensure all our children reach their potential.    

In this key role, you’ll support the work of the School Improvement Service. You’ll work closely with schools and their leaders, implementing relevant strategies and best practice. 

To join us, you’ll need a background gained in a school or local authority setting. It is important that your experience includes time spent as a headteacher – and that you have a proven record of leading school improvement. You can therefore inspire others, promote continuous learning and build strong, productive relationships. Knowledge of safeguarding legislation regarding young people will also be essential.

Join us, and you’ll enjoy attractive benefits plus the chance to learn and progress. We offer training, health and welfare support, childcare vouchers and more. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you help children to achieve and progress. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Simon Cotton – Head of School Improvement, at simon.cotton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

To apply for this exciting new opportunity please go to the Central Bedfordshire Council website http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/search.aspx search jobs at Central Bedfordshire Council and to apply for this position click on the apply link and upload your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you feel you meet the criteria for this role, your vision for the service and your preference of role if you have one.

Closing Date:   31 May 2019
Interview Date: 07 June 2019

EYFS and KS2 Learning Support Assistants and Midday Supervisor Roles - joint role – Clifton All Saints Academy, Clifton - 12pm 17 June 2019 +

Salary:   TBC
Hours:   Part time (approximately 21 hours per week)

Due to the retirement of current staff Clifton All Saints C of E Academy requires two Learning Support Assistants and Midday supervisors (this is one role and cannot be separated) in our Reception Class and the exact same position for a class in KS2.

Both roles are permanent positions (on successful completion of a 3 month probationary period). The hours will be approximately 4 ¼ per day, 21 hours per week.

The ideal candidate must be a team player as well as being able to work on their own initiative, have excellent communication skills as well as a caring and approachable manner.

*We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children therefore any job offer is subject to DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

To apply please download an application form from our website http://cliftonallsaintsacdemy.co.uk Completed applications must be posted or emailed to Justine McCarthy, Clifton All Saints Academy, Church Street, Clifton, Beds. SG17 5ES email address: sbm@cliftonallsaintsacademy.co.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 17 June 2019
Interview Date:  20 June 2019

Temporary General Kitchen Assistant –Dunton VC Lower School, Dunton, Biggleswade - 6 June 2019 +

Salary:       Spinal column point 1 (£9.00 per hour)
Hours:        7.5 hours per week (1.5 hours per day)

Our small friendly village school are looking for a temporary general kitchen assistant.

We are looking for someone to assist with serving the food at lunchtime and clearing away, and also some washing up.

NVQ 1 in catering and Food Hygiene Certificate preferred but not essential as training can be given.

For further details and an application pack, please e-mail office@duntonschool.co.uk or contact Mrs Harrison on 01767 312154.

Closing date:       6 June 2019
Interview date:    11 June 2019

Class Teacher – Fairfield Park Lower School, Stotfold - 10 June 2019 +

Salary:   Dependent on experience 
Hours:   Full time

We are seeking to appoint a full time permanent Class Teacher (NQTs encouraged to apply)

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to work at Fairfield Park Lower School we have a creative, dynamic, fun environment that values staff and wellbeing.

As a growing school, we have a range of opportunities for you to develop your career pathway with a supportive team.

We have an outstanding established provision for NQTs with a dedicated mentor to support you.

The local authority reports that the school has:

  • Target setting for NQTs which is highly effective, personalised and integrated with school priorities
  • The mentor provides exemplary record keeping e g. meeting notes, observations and good use of tracking
  • FPLS provides a supportive whole team approach and highly effective support from IT
  • NQTs appreciate having time allocated for them to work together.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website https://www.fairfield.beds.sch.uk/staff-vacancies.php or contact Kathy Burgess on 01462 830000 or e-mail office@fairieldparklower.uk

Closing Date:   10 June 2019

Medical & SEND TA 1:1 SEND TA – Kensworth CE Academy, Common Road, Kensworth, Beds - 02 June 2019 +

Salary:       Scalepoint 1 – £13424 prorata salary
Hours:       33 hours per week, term time only –plus 5 training days

Are you passionate about providing creative and engaging experiences for children?

Are you motivated by seeing children learn key skills and make progress?

We are seeking to appoint two teaching assistants to join us on our journey to becoming outstanding. We need Teaching Assistants who are committed and enthusiastic about children and their learning, and who have excellent interpersonal skills, to join our small yet dedicated staff team.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of supporting children's learning across primary school year groups.  We require two candidates who can demonstrate flexibility and ability to engage learners to be successful and achieve, fostering positive relationships as a professional role model.

We:

  • Are driven by excellence, innovation and success
  • Are one team growing together
  • Value diversity and inclusion
  • Encourage lifelong learning and development

We are able to offer:

  • A stimulating, natural, outdoor learning environment.
  • A supportive, friendly and motivated team of staff, who show a passionate commitment to improving learners' educational experiences.
  • A curriculum, inspired by children's natural curiosity and interest in learning and excellence.
  • An engaging and nurturing environment where learners are encouraged to care, support and learn from each other.
  • Play an active part in the school's development and its future success.
  • A comprehensive and supportive CPD programme.

Kensworth CE Academy is a friendly, vibrant village school with just over 100 children aged 3 to 11 years.  We have a strong ethos of inclusion, encouraging all our children to be confident and caring of themselves and those around them.  We set high standards of respect, hard work and achievement for all adults and children and we provide a very wide variety of opportunities for the children within and beyond the curriculum. 

Visits welcome.

Kensworth CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  It operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy.  All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure police check.

For further details and an application pack please visit the school website at www.kensworthschool.co.uk or contact Julie Fox on 01582 872336 or email kensworth@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:        02 June 2019
Interview date:     13 June 2019

Key Stage 2 Class Teachers – Knowles Primary School, Bletchley - 12pm 04 June 2019 +

Salary:   Teachers Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full Time

Permanent and temporary posts available, Full-time

To start September 2019

These posts are open to experienced teachers and NQTs

We are looking for outstanding Class Teachers to support our journey and drive school improvement at all levels.

We can offer you:

  • The chance to make a real difference to children’s life chances
  • The opportunity to work with a clear values system in a Trust recognised as an expert in the behaviour management and emotional engagement of children
  • Genuine opportunities for career advancement
  • A commitment to supporting mental health.
  • A reduced marking workload.
  • A dedicated Teaching & Learning Support Practitioner for each class.
  • Shorter Autumn term dates, to support the children's and staff wellbeing
  • A private health insurance scheme
  • Opportunities to work with other schools
  • Creative CPD opportunities
  • Performance management pay incentives
  • A friendly, supportive team with a sense of humour.

You must have:

  • The ability to always put the children first
  • Positivity, energy and enthusiasm
  • An ability to find solutions
  • A commitment to raising standards
  • The skills needed to work collaboratively with other staff
  • A commitment to professional development, be reflective and act upon feedback
  • The ability to engage with the wider community without being judgemental
  • A sense of humour and a work/life balance  

Visits to our school are encouraged.   Visits to the school have been arranged for the following days:  Wednesday 22 May at 4pm and Friday 24th May at 10am

For an application form, job description and person specification, please contact Michelle Tillyer at the school office on 01908 373588 or via our email address recruitment@kpsmk.uk

Closing Date:   12pm 04 June 2019
Interview Date: 14 June 2019

Teaching Assistant SEND – Maulden Lower School, Maulden - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2A Point 3 - 4 
Hours:   Mon – Thur: 11.30 – 13.30, Fri: 11.30 – 15.30 Term Time Only, September 2019 start date

Maulden Lower School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our team.  You will be working primarily as support for a number of children with SEND in our Nursery and Reception classes along with general Teaching Assistant duties.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with children with SEND
  • Will be a positive role model.
  • Is a good team player, supporting their colleagues with preparation for learning activities.
  • Is enthusiastic and willing to be flexible.

Maulden Lower School is a single form entry lower school with a nursery and is able to offer well behaved, engaged children and a learning environment with supportive and friendly staff.  Visits to the school are encouraged

Maulden 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).  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further details and an application pack please visit the school website at www.mauldenlower.com or contact Sarah Butcher on 01525 402286 or email maulden@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  20 June 2019

Teaching Assistant 1:1 SEND + Additional Medical Needs – Maulden Lower School, Maulden - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2A Point 3 - 4 
Hours:   Mon – Fri: 08.30 – 15.30 Term Time Only (job share considered), September 2019 start date

Maulden Lower School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our team.  You will be working primarily as a 1:1 with a SEND child with additional medical needs, in our Reception Class.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with children with high level medical needs.
  • Will be a positive role model.
  • Is a good team player, supporting their colleagues with preparation for learning activities.
  • Is enthusiastic and willing to be flexible.

Maulden Lower School is a single form entry lower school with a nursery and is able to offer well behaved, engaged children and a learning environment with supportive and friendly staff.  Visits to the school are encouraged

Maulden 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).  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further details and an application pack please visit the school website at www.mauldenlower.com or contact Sarah Butcher on 01525 402286 or email maulden@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  20 June 2019

Teaching Assistant SEND – Maulden Lower School, Maulden - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2A Point 3 - 4 
Hours:   Mon – Fri: 08.30 – 15.30 Term Time Only (job share considered), September 2019 start date

Maulden Lower School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our team.  You will be working primarily as support for two children with SEND in our Reception Class.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with children with SEND
  • Will be a positive role model.
  • Is a good team player, supporting their colleagues with preparation for learning activities.
  • Is enthusiastic and willing to be flexible.

Maulden Lower School is a single form entry lower school with a nursery and is able to offer well behaved, engaged children and a learning environment with supportive and friendly staff.  Visits to the school are encouraged 

Maulden 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).  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further details and an application pack please visit the school website at www.mauldenlower.com or contact Sarah Butcher on 01525 402286 or email maulden@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  20 June 2019

Teaching Assistant 1:1 SEND – Maulden Lower School, Maulden - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   NJC Level 2A Point 3 - 4 
Hours:   Mon – Fri: 11.00 – 15.00 Term Time Only, September 2019 start date

Maulden Lower School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Teaching Assistant to join our team.  You will be working primarily as a 1:1 with two children with SEND in our Nursery Class, one who attends a morning session and one in an afternoon session.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working with children with SEND
  • Will be a positive role model.
  • Is a good team player, supporting their colleagues with preparation for learning activities.
  • Is enthusiastic and willing to be flexible.

Maulden Lower School is a single form entry lower school with a nursery and is able to offer well behaved, engaged children and a learning environment with supportive and friendly staff.  Visits to the school are encouraged 

Maulden 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).  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For further details and an application pack please visit the school website at www.mauldenlower.com or contact Sarah Butcher on 01525 402286 or email maulden@cbc.beds.sch.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  20 June 2019

Nursery Nurses – Merry Poppets Nursery Ltd - 28 June 2019 +

Salary:     Dependant on experience|
Hours:      Full and Part Time

Merry Poppets Nursery at Flitwick requires Level 2/3 qualified staff.

Candidates should be enthusiastic and have a passion for working in child care. To work as a member of the nursery team to ensure that all children attending the setting receive high quality care, are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences which meet their individual needs.

For further information and an application pack please e-mail Admin1@merrypoppets.co.uk or contact Amy Green on 01462 850242 / 01462 812470.

Closing date:       28 June 2019
Interview date:     Arranged upon receipt of application

Forest school Leader – SPLAT Day Nursery & Forest School at Henlow Lakes - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive. Training opportunities 
Hours:      up to 45 hours availible

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to run their own Forest school with the support of an experienced management team.

We are seeking a level 3 qualified forest school leader who ideally has good knowledge of early years children.

We also have plans to extend our forest school services out to the community as well as delivering session in our holiday clubs for children 5-12 years.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for their own project to deliver and maintain in your own privet forest. 

For further information and an application pack please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:        24 May 2019
Interview date:      28 May 2019

Play Leaders – SPLAT Day Nursery, Henlow Pavillion or Meppershall Community Hall - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:     Competitive.  Training opportunities 
Hours:      Holidays - 7:00 - 18:30 Mon- Fri.  Plus 6-weekend setups 9:00-13:00.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to run their own holiday club with the support of an experienced management team. 

We are seeking two teams of experienced childcare professionals, sports coaches and playworkers with passion and enthusiasm to help deliver and develop high-quality play opportunities for children aged 5- 12 years, at our new holiday clubs due to open in Spring/summer 2019.

Purpose of post

To provide a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and to organise an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of four to eleven years of age.

Key areas

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children placed in the out of school facility
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members within the facility
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop

Supervision and care 

For further information and an application pack please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:        24 May 2019
Interview date:      28 May 2019

Play workers – SPLAT Day Nursery, Henlow Pavillion or Meppershall Community Hall - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:     Competitive. Training opportunities 
Hours:     Holidays - 7:00 - 18:30 Mon- Fri. Flexi shifts are available. Plus 6 Saturdays 9:00-13:00 for setups

This is an exciting opportunity for students or professional wanting to support children’s play opportunities.

We are seeking two teams of experienced childcare professionals, sports coaches and playworkers with passion and enthusiasm to help deliver and develop high-quality play opportunities for children aged 5- 12 years, for two of our new holiday club due to open spring/summer 2019.

Purpose of post

To assist the play co-ordinator/leader in providing a caring, secure environment, through individual attention and group activities, and to organise an appropriate range of leisure activities for children between the ages of four and eleven years old.

Key areas

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the out-of-school facility
  • To ensure all children are safeguarded and their welfare and safety is promoted
  • To give support to other team members within the facility
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop
  • Supervision and care of children
  • Direct play work.

For further information and an application pack please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:         24 May 2019
Interview date:       28 May 2019

Toddler room leader (2- 3 years old) – SPLAT Day Nursery & Forest School at Henlow Lakes - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:      Competitive salary
Hours:      8am - 6pm. Monday to Friday’s. 

We are seeking an experienced toddler room leader to join our team and make the toddler room their own project.

We work with the in the moment planning model and have our own unique application for online tracking and communication with our families, saving you time from hours of paperwork and more time to enjoy with the children.

Our toddler room has a maximum of 12 children and three practitioners and our nursery and preschool have a maximum of 32 children, offering a very intermate, caring workplace for both staff and children.

We are lovely enough to have our own privet forest, 3 lakes, petting area and parks which allows for us to really explore outdoor learning with our children.

Our company offers an array of training opportunities for you to develop your skills and knowledge.

Successful applicants will have a full and relevant level 3 qualification in childcare or above and at least 1 years of experience as a room leader. Applicants without experience will be considered but must display strong skills in this area.

If you are looking for a new start with a refreshing new approach to childcare, in delightful surroundings this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

For further information and an application pack please contact Gemma Porterfield on 01462342050.

Closing date:       24 May 2019
Interview date:     28 May 2019

Site Manager – Priory Academy, Dunstable - 12pm 06 June 2019 +

Salary:     H7 £22,801 - £26,999, school house may be available 
Hours:      37 Hours per week

Priory Academy is a unique Academy, taking students for year 5 through to year 11, with a strong reputation for partnerships and inclusivity.

Priory Academy is looking for a dedicated and hardworking individual to take on the role of Site Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the school's long term investment plans.

You will be responsible for the efficient management of the school site including Health and Safety, statutory compliance and both reactive and planned maintenance.  You will line manage the Assistant Site Manager and oversee the cleaning contract. Further your input into the school's long term estate investment plans will be critical.

You will work as part of the Estates Team of Scholars’ Education Trust and will receive the support of experienced professionals along with relevant training.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable however most important is a positive and hardworking attitude and willingness to learn.

We would welcome a visit to the school or informal discussion ahead of application, please contact t.routledge@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk

For further information and an application pack please visit, our website www.prioryacademy.co.uk  or contact 01727 734424 or e-mail hr@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk 

Closing date:       12pm 6 June 2019

Lower Key Stage 2 Class Teacher – Ridgmont Lower School, Ridgmont - 10 June 2019 +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Part Time ·6

Governors are looking to appoint an excellent class teacher to work in Lower Key Stage 2 from September 2019

You will:

  • Be a creative and energetic teacher
  • Have a clear understanding of children’s development and learning
  • Able to contribute positively to our village school ethos
  • Be able to work in close liaison with a partner teacher

In return, we can offer:

  • great school!
  • A commitment to your work/life balance and on-going professional development
  • A united, friendly and enthusiastic school team
  • Well behaved and motivated children
  • Supportive families

Ridgmont Lower is a truly special place – come and visit us to find out more and meet with our children, our Head Teacher and our staff.

Visits are encouraged and very warmly welcomed prior to application.

The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications irrespective of race, sex, marital status, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or political belief.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Ridgmont Lower School safeguards and protects its pupils and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.

Further details can be obtained from the school office, our school website or by emailing ridgmont.lower@gmail.com

Closing Date:   10 June 2019

Class Teacher – Robert Peel Primary School, Sandy - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:     MPS
Hours:     Full Time 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our team at Robert Peel. We are a hugely successful school at the heart of a thriving community. High aspirations coupled with collaborative, positive relationships between all our stakeholders are the key to our success. In February 2016 the school achieved a Good Ofsted rating stating that we are ‘A vibrant school community, where pupils are happy, attend regularly, enjoy learning and make good progress.’

This exciting role offers an inspirational teacher the opportunity to further their career with us. You will be joining a dynamic and supportive team who are collectively passionate about the learning and progress of our children. We recognise the importance of nurturing a love of learning in all our children; to inspire them to reach for the stars.

We embrace the role we play in moulding independent, confident, resilient, aspirational and happy citizens of the future.  At Robert Peel we are committed to enhancing the life chances of our children through an enriching and nurturing environment, with our School Vision at the centre of our work to ensure the children receive first class teaching and learning.  

We would love to hear from aspirational teachers who have the skills, energy and drive to motivate and inspire our children to continue to be ‘the best they can be!’

You will be able:

  • To bring our school Vision to life;
  • To deliver a motivating curriculum, which helps pupils to embed effective personal, social and communication skills;
  • To create and develop an enriching, interactive and stimulating learning environment;
  • To develop strong working partnerships with parents, other school staff, Governors and external specialists;
  • To nurture and cherish every child so that they flourish and thrive.

We can offer you:

  • Wonderful children who are friendly, happy and willing to learn;
  • A collaborative learning culture with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff;

•Continuous professional development and opportunities for progression.

Applications from NQTs are very much welcomed.

Salary dependent on experience.

Robert Peel Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a comprehensive screening process, including an enhanced disclosure check will be undertaken on all applicants.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our school website www.robertpeellower.co.uk  or contact the school on 01767 681185.

Closing date:     12pm 14 June 2019

Site Agent – Robert Peel Primary School, Sandy - 14 June 2019 +

Salary:     Level 3B – NJC 6 - 8 – starting salary £19,171
Hours:     Full Time Mon – Fri. 7am – 11am and 3pm – 6pm (plus 2 additional hours)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Site Agent to join the team at Robert Peel following the retirement of our long standing Site Agent. Robert Peel is a hugely successful school at the heart of a thriving community. High aspirations coupled with collaborative, positive relationships between all our stakeholders are the key to our success. We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and hardworking individual to take on the role of Site Agent and play a key role in the school's long term development.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable however most importantly we want someone who has a positive and hardworking attitude and a willingness to learn. This position involves tasks of a physical nature and therefore, you must be physically fit. In addition, you will need the ability to work under pressure as this position involves completing differing tasks within a limited timescale. 

This key role involves:

  • Overseeing the maintenance, security and effective operation of the school buildings, facilities, site services and lettings programmes.
  • Ensuring the building and internal and external environments are safe and well maintained.
  • Premises management, including all Health & Safety requirements.
  • Managing the cleaning provision.
  • Liaising with contractors.
  • Ensuring the security of the building.
  • Being flexible and hard-working.
  • A commitment to ensuring that school policies are adhered to.
  • Having a good standard of education including sound literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
  • Being able to complete basic maintenance tasks such as: plumbing, painting and carpentry.
  • A willingness to undertake training to develop your skills.

This exciting role offers a keen and enthusiastic person the opportunity to further develop their career with us and be part of a dynamic and supportive team who are collectively passionate about the learning and progress of our children. We would love to hear from you if you feel you could play an active role in the school’s future.

Robert Peel Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a comprehensive screening process, including an enhanced disclosure check will be undertaken on all applicants.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our school website www.robertpeellower.co.uk  or contact the school on 01767 681185.

Closing date:     14 June 2019

Early Years Class Teacher – Roecroft Lower School, Stotfold - 12pm 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   MPS
Hours:   Part time/Full time

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious Class Teacher to become part of our committed and happy team to start after October half term.  This role is to cover maternity leave.  We are considering applicants who wish to work 4 or 5 days a week.  Please call or arrange a visit to discuss the role.

We welcome applications from NQTs or experienced teachers. NQTs will be given a full programme of support and it will be a chance to work in an outstanding three form entry school.

Visits by appointment are welcome and strongly encouraged.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.roecroftlower.co.uk or contact Mrs Jo Lamb on 01462 730336 or e-mail  admin@roecroft.co.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 14 June 2019
Interview Date:  Week commencing 24 June 2019

Class Teacher, fixed term until 31st August 2020 – Shefford Lower School, Shefford - 9.30am 07 June 2019 +

Salary:   MPR
Hours:   0.4

Shefford Lower School is a thriving, friendly, values based school with over 500 children on roll.  Our school offers a very well-resourced and vibrant learning environment for both children and staff to develop and achieve their potential.

As a large 3 form entry school we are able to offer excellent opportunities for staff development and experience.

We are inviting applications for a Class Teacher to work 2 days per week.  You will need to be a team player who is prepared to work hard and be willing to embrace new initiatives and different ways of working.

Visits to the school are welcome.

Shefford Lower School is committed to safeguarding children and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website www.sheffordlowerschool.co.uk or to arrange a visit contact Paula Hudson on 01462 629123

Closing Date:    9.30am 07 June 2019
Interview Date:  12 June 2019

Class Teacher - Maternity Cover – Shillington Lower School, Shillington - 10 June 2019 +

Salary:    M1 £23720 to M6 £35008
Hours:    Part time 2 days per week (FTE 0.4)

Shillington Lower School is a values-based school at the heart of a welcoming rural village.  The school caters for 150 pupils from Reception to Year 4 with pre-school provision.

We are seeking an excellent class teacher from 1st September 2019 to cover maternity leave in lower KS2, who demonstrates: high expectations of pupil standards and behaviour and a personal growth mind set.  You should have:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Be forward thinking and aspirational
  • Be an enthusiastic, energetic class teacher who would relish and make the most of this exciting opportunity

If this is you, we would very much welcome your application. 

The school is committed to stringent safeguarding procedures (including the PREVENT agenda), therefore, this position will include full adherence to safer recruitment guidelines.  This will include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencement of employment and we will also apply for references prior to interview from your current/most recent employer.

For further details and an application pack, please contact Jenny or Sarah in the School Office (01462) 711637 or email office@shillingtonlower.co.uk

Closing date:    10 June 2019
Interview date:   Week commencing 17 June 2019

Class Teacher – Silsoe VC Lower School, Silsoe - 7 June 2019 +

Salary:    Main pay scale
Hours:    FTE

We are an outstanding, values based Church of England Lower School that aims to welcome everyone and provide the very best education.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent teacher to join our enthusiastic and highly committed team.

The ideal candidate will be innovative and motivated. They will be an excellent practitioner who is keen to develop and continually improve; they will be dedicated and enjoy working as part of a team.

If you think you have these skills we would love to hear from you.

We are an expanding school so we can offer a friendly, welcoming and supportive staff, good quality professional development and opportunities for career progression.

We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced teachers and would consider job share arrangements for the right candidates.

Please note we are unable to accept CVs. The Governing Board is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of conviction or other information.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website https://www.silsoeschool.co.uk/vacancies.html or contact Jo Gidley on 01525 860247 or e-mail admin@silsoelower.co.uk 

Closing date:        7 June 2019
Interview date:      14 June 2019

Site Agent – Stondon Lower School, Stondon - 5pm 31 May 2019 +

Salary:     Level 5 - 7, starting point 5 (hourly rate £9.74)
hours:      07:30 – 09:00 - 16:30 – 18:00  (15 hours per week) 52.14 weeks per year including INSET days 

We currently have a vacancy for a Site Agent The hours are 07:30 – 09:00 and 16:30 – 18:00 daily. 

Please note, this position involves medium level lifting/carrying/physical exertion. Therefore, you must be physically fit and able to lift chairs and tables, with the assistance of another staff member as required.   The ability to work under pressure is also essential as this position involves differing tasks within a limited timescale. You will also require a good standard of spoken/written English as well as good literacy and numeracy skills as some record keeping is required. 

Main duties will include:

  • Ensure that the school is open and set up at the beginning of each school day and securely closed at the end of the day.
  • Take reasonable steps to secure the school premises including unauthorised parking of vehicles. Carry out any necessary duties incurred with burglar alarm systems where fitted. Attend alarm call outs if required Check regularly fire extinguishers. Undertake the responsibility of key holder. Carry out regular fire alarm testing and keep appropriate records.
  • Attend and all essential health and safety training courses, including training in asbestos/legionella/COSHH procedures, and ensure the school complies with all legislation as determined by the management of the school and/or the LA.
  • Carry out cleaning work to a high standard
  • Painting and decoration and minor DIY projects  
  • A full job description will be available on application

The school is committed to stringent safeguarding procedures (including the PREVENT agenda), therefore, this position will include full adherence to safer recruitment guidelines.  This will include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to commencement of employment and we will also apply for references prior to interview from your current/most recent employer.

As an ECO school application packs will be sent out via email

For further details and an application pack, please contact Angela Phillips 01462 850288 or email aphillips@stondon.cbeds.co.uk

Closing date:      5pm 31 May 2019
Interview date:    Week Commencing 03 June 2019

Key Stage 1 Teacher – Studham C of E Village School, Studham - 24 May 2019 +

Salary:   According to experience 
Hours:   Full Time - Starting September 2019

An enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with a consistent track record of good to outstanding teaching to work in an ‘Outstanding’ small rural school. Key stage 1 is taught in a mixed year 1 & Year 2 class. Idyllic setting, supportive staff and parents with wonderful children. On-going professional development available. Visits to the school are both welcomed and encouraged, please contact the school office to arrange. Studham school operates a ‘safer recruitment process’.

A full job description, person specification, application form and guidelines are available on request by telephone on 01582 872337 or e-mail schools@studhamschools.org.uk. Applications should ideally be retuned electronically to; schools@studhamschools.org.uk.   Early applications are advised as the school reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 

Closing Date:   24 May 2019

Health, Safety and Premises Manager – The Chiltern School, Dunstable & Houghton Regis - 4pm 12 June 2019 +

Salary:    CBG 11 31-34 (£33,799 - £36,876)
Hours:     Full time post, 37 hours per week

We are looking to recruit a Health, Safety and Premises Manager to work in our Area Special School.  This will involve working across 2 sites

For further information and an application pack please visit our school website https://chiltern.beds.sch.uk/join-us/vacancies/ contact Karen Unsworth on 01582 866972 or email kunsworth@chiltern.beds.sch.uk

Closing date:      4pm 12 June 2019
Interview date:    Week commencing 17 June 2019

Family Support Worker – Thomas Whitehead CE Academy, Houghton Regis - 14 June 2019 +

Salary:   Pt 12 – Pt 19 pro rata dependant on experience
Hours:   Part time 0.6.  Term time only.  Start date:  September 2019

We are looking to appoint an experienced Family Support Worker who is committed and passionate about achieving the best outcomes for our children.  This opportunity will suit someone who can work successfully in partnership with parents, carers and other services; acting as a successful link between home and school to support the best outcomes for our children.

For further information and an application pack contact Mrs V Britnell on 01582 865466 or email office@twa.dsamat.co.uk

Closing Date:    14 June 2019
Interview Date:  Week Commencing 17 June 2019

Office Manager – Thomas Whitehead CE Academy, Houghton Regis - 07 June 2019 +

Salary:   Pt 28 – Pt 32 (pro rata)
Hours:   37 hours per week.  Term time only.  Start date:  As soon as possible

The role of the Office Manager is a busy one; there is always plenty to do so we need an individual who can turn their hand to all requirements and who can be flexible with day to day duties.  The main purpose of this role is to ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the main office, reception and to proactively support the development of a dynamic learning community through effective delivery of administrative services to meet the needs of every stakeholder.  Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and will manage the smooth day to day running of the administration process across the academy.  You will be responsible for a small team and therefore previous supervisory experience is essential, along with exceptional organisation skills.

For further information and an application pack contact Mrs V Britnell on 01582 865466 or email office@twa.dsamat.co.uk

Closing Date:    07 June 2019
Interview Date:  Week commencing 10 June 2019

Class Teacher KS1/KS2 – Totternhoe CE Academy, Totternhoe - 05 June 2019 +

Salary:   Main Pay Scale
Hours:   Full Time

Are you passionate about providing creative and engaging experiences for children?

Do you continually strive for high standards from yourself and your pupils?

Do you put children at the centre of all you do?

Totternhoe CE Academy is an expanding village school, set in beautiful countryside with outstanding behaviour.  We have exciting plans for the future including accepting our first class of UKS2 in September 2019 and becoming an Early Years hub of excellence.  We are looking for a KS1 class teacher to join our team.

All the staff at this wonderful primary school are talented, enthusiastic, creative and totally committed to making the school a safe, exciting and stimulating environment, where children flourish and every child receives an excellent start in life.

We wish to appoint an outstanding individual who:

  • Is cimmitted to delivering excellent learning opportunities for children
  • Has an excellent understanding of how children learn best
  • Who is committed to developing the life chances for children
  • Can make learning fun and engaging

We are able to offer:

  • A stimulating, natural, outdoor learning environment
  • A supportive, friendly and motivated team of staff, who show a passionate committment to improving learners' educational experiences
  • A curriculum inspired by children's natural curiosity and interest in learning excellence
  • An engaging and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to care, support and learn from each other
  • An excpectation for you to play an active part in the school's development and its future success.
  • A comprehensive and supportive CPD programme

If you like working in a dynamic, forward-thinking organisation, why not join our dedicated and innovative team so that we can continue to set the standards our pupils deserve?  As part of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Agency Trust we can offer you opportunities beyond the classroom and even beyond our school.

We aim to build on our current successes of our 'Good with Outstanding for behaviour and safeguarding' from OFSTED.  We are aiming for outstanding across the board next time around.  We know that in order to achieve this, teaching that puts children at the centre of everything we do, needs to be at the heart of our success.

Totternhoe CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  It operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy.  Post is subject to Enhanced DBS Discolsure.

For further information and an application pack please contact Gemma Coote or Natalie Barford on 01582 662959 or email totternhoeoffice@tot.dsamat.co.uk

Closing Date:    12pm 05 June 2019
Interview Date:  Week commencing 10 June 2019

Key Stage 1 Class Teacher – September 2019 – Woburn Lower School, Bedford Street, Woburn - 3:30pm 07 June 2019 +

Salary:     MPS
Hours:     Full Time 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with a consistent track record of outstanding teaching to work in an ‘Outstanding’ small rural school in the lovely village of Woburn. Key Stage 1 is taught in a mixed Year 1 & 2 class.

This position would also suit an outstanding NQT.

Applications are invited from candidates who are:

  • Outstanding practitioners who are reflective, committed and passionate about children’s learning.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Creative and inspirational.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the curriculum and the teaching of phonics. 

We offer:

  • Ongoing CPD.
  • A supportive hard-working and committed team.
  • Children who love to learn.
  • Supportive Governors and Parents.

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.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers or NQT’s.

Visits to the school are welcomed.

For further information and an application please e-mail office@woburn-lower-school.co.uk  or contact Mrs Howe/Mrs Lunn on 01525 290207.

Closing date:      3:30pm 07 June 2019
Interview date:    11 June 2019

Design Technology Technician – Woodland Middle School, Flitwick - 6 June 2019 +

Salary:     Level 2A. £8.74 to £9.10 per hour
Hours:     2 Days per week (Thursday & Friday) - Term-time only plus training days

Woodland Middle School is a very welcoming and warm school. Pupils and staff are happy because our school Values are a central part of everything we do. Our pupils make very good progress through their 4 years with us, attaining way above the national average at KS3. Our school is part of the very successful Redborne Schools’ Partnership. We are seeking to appoint the following post for September 2019 or sooner.

We wish to appoint a part-time Design Technology Technician to provide practical and administrative support to the Department. The successful applicant will be working closely with teachers on a day to day basis and duties will include the preparation of materials and apparatus for practical work.   There is also a requirement to keep up to date with health & safety procedures and developments in practical work. 

The successful candidate will be friendly, adaptable and have good organisational and communication skills.

We offer a highly supportive leadership and the opportunity to work with great pupils and colleagues in a warm and caring Values-based culture.

For an application pack please visit our website www.woodlandacademy.co.uk or by email to brownt@woodlandacademy.co.uk

Closing date:       06 June 2019
Interview date:    12 June 2019   

Teaching Assistants – Woodland Middle School, Flitwick - 06 June 2019 +

Salary:   Level 2A, £8.74-£9.01 per hour (dependant on experience)
Hours:   5 days per week - 28-32 hours/term-time only plus training days.  Fixed term contract to August 2020 (possibility to be extended or become permanent)

Woodland Middle School is a very welcoming and warm school and part of the very successful Redborne Schools’ Partnership.  We are seeking to appoint Teaching Assistant posts for September 2019.

You will be working in a very effective and friendly team of TAs that support the educational, personal and social needs of our most vulnerable pupils in and out of lessons.  The ideal candidate will have an excellent level of literacy and numeracy, be enthusiastic and have the ability to form good working relationships with children.

For an application pack please visit our website www.woodlandacademy.co.uk or by email to brownt@woodlandacademy.co.uk

Closing Date:    06 June 2019
Interview Date:  12 June 2019

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