Notre Dame Plymouth and St Boniface’s College are part of Plymouth CAST multi-academy trust. The Executive Headteacher leads both schools, therefore advertised posts may hold responsibilities across both schools.
Plymouth CAST follow National Terms and Conditions for all employment groups and is a Living Wage employer. All staff will be automatically opted-in to the appropriate contributory pension scheme for their employment group (TPS or LGPS) which includes an employer contribution. Staff have access to on-site fitness suite facilities, staff wellbeing & employee support programme.
Both secondary schools are Roman Catholic, comprehensive, single-sex schools (Notre Dame – girls, St Boniface’s – boys) with a mixed sixth form at Notre Dame. We value our Catholic ethos, but you don’t need to be a Catholic to apply to work for either school. We ask that our staff support our ethos and Christian attitudes.
Teaching Vacancies are also advertised on https://www.gov.uk/find-teaching-job
Ongoing Support Staff Vacancies
Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com
Work Experience Applications
We welcome applications from those looking at a career in Teaching to complete work experience placements at Notre Dame. The process of arranging these placements can take some time so it is advisable to contact us at least 8 working weeks ahead of your anticipated start date. Please take school holiday times into account when thinking about this.
To carry out Work Experience in our school applicants will need current DBS Clearance. For those who have signed up to the DBS Update Service we are able to access clearance information through this system but if not a new DBS application will need to be completed through the school and applicants will be asked to cover the cost of this. This process, along with other safeguarding checks, can take a number of weeks so please ensure you allow at least 4 weeks for this to be completed before you plan to carry out your work experience.
To begin the application process please complete the WEX Application form found below, ensuring you state;
- when you would like to carry out your work experience
- why you wish to undertake the work experience
- expected duration and pattern of work experience
- subject preferences
and return it to the HR Department. We will write for references as part of this process so please ensure current contact details are provided on the form for your referees.
Your application will need to be agreed by the Headteacher and subject leaders. We may not be able to accommodate your request.
If you have any queries regarding Work Experience Placements at our school please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We will continue to follow government guidelines for everybody’s health, safety and wellbeing. Social distancing will be observed throughout the process and candidates will be required to wear masks in corridors and communal spaces. Hand washing and sanitising gel is available throughout the site. If you require additional adjustments, please notify the school if you are selected for interview.
The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people. Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme.
Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post.
To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to email@example.com however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: Notre Dame Plymouth, Looseleigh Lane Derriford Plymouth Devon PL6 5HN
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