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Current vacancies and Recruitment information

20.10.21 - Two vacancies

We have a vacancy for a General Kitchen Assistant to start 8 November 21 - Applications close on 29th October.  More information below:

Owing to the resignation of one of our members of staff, we have a vacancy for a General Kitchen Assistant to carry out the following tasks:

  • Basic catering tasks including weighing up, sandwich preparation, preparation of fruit and vegetables for cooking and service, deep fat frying, removing items from ovens and steamers prior to service, the setting up and display of food prior to service
  • Assisting in the safe storage of goods received including foodstuffs and cleaning materials
  • Putting in place dining tables and chairs ready for service and the putting away at the end of service
  • Clearing away all equipment and utensils used in the provision of the service, washing up and putting away in a clean and hygienic condition.
  • Sweeping and spot mopping dining areas removing all food debris on a daily basis
  • Sweeping and mopping all storage, preparation, servery and changing room floors on a daily basis.
  • Wiping down all surfaces in storage, preparation and servery areas at the end of service on a daily basis.
  • Removing all food waste to allotted waste areas.

Come and join our friendly team providing high quality school meals to our students during term time.

 £9.43 p.h, 15 hours per week Mon, Thu, Fri (9-2pm) (term time only)


If you require further information please ring Mrs Naylor at school on 01423 711246 (after 2pm).

Application forms may be submitted by email to or please print off and submit completed forms to Mrs Robertson at the school by the closing date.


We have a vacancy for a Cleaning Assistant to start 1st November or as soon as possible afterwards - applications close 29th October.  More information below:


Working for Nidderdale High School as a Cleaning Assistant, you will be responsible for the cleaning duties on site including sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming and the cleaning of sanitary fittings.

Full training will be provided and the hours are between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm daily, with some flexibility on start and finish times and totalling to 15 per week over 5 days. This will be paid £9.25 per hour.

To apply for this role, please  complete the application form which is on the page (top right hand corner) and send to or print off and post to school to arrive before the closing date.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the school. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To discuss the role, please contact Jacky Staniforth or Charlie MacBeath on 01423 711246.

Closing date for applications:  29 October.  Interviews will be held shortly after closing date.





When we have vacancies, we advertise as follows:

Teaching staff:  On the school website, NYCC Jobs Bulletin, DfE's Teaching Vacancies.

Support staff:  On the school website, NYCC Jobs Bulletin, occasionally in the local press.

Safer Recruitment and safeguarding statement

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people. We have a robust Child Protection Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the School.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will always abide by ​the principles set out in the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 3).  We are also committed to meeting the needs of a diverse community and aim to have a workforce that reflects diversity.


To apply for vacant posts, please complete the application form and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at by the closing date.

We make every effort to fill our vacancies as quickly as possible. Short listing takes place shortly after the closing date, and if you are successful, the result of this will be communicated to you via email, so please ensure the email address you give us is correct and viewed regularly.

Due to the number of applicants we receive for each post we may not be able to comment on applications which are not short listed.

If you are invited to interview please confirm your attendance as soon as possible. The invitation will detail the process of interview you will undertake, which may include various activities.  Applicants will be supplied with the job description, person specification, application form and information about the post. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

Shortlisting / References

Shortlisting of candidates will be against the job description and person specification and during shortlisting particular attention will be paid to any unexplained gaps in employment or repeated changes of employment.

References provided by the candidate directly will not be accepted and will instead be sought directly from the referees who will be asked specific questions relating to the candidate’s suitability to work with children, any disciplinary warnings relating to the safeguarding of children and the candidate’s suitability for the post.


At least one member of the interview panel will have a Safer Recruitment Certificate gained by completing the on-line NSPCC Course. All interviews will be conducted by a minimum of two people. The Headteacher will always be present and a school Governor will be present on the interview panel for SLT posts.

Interviews for teaching posts will involve students. Candidates will be asked to teach a lesson, students will show the candidates around the school and where appropriate there will also be a student interview panel or activity.

Interviews will always be face-to-face and candidates will always be required to explain any gaps in employment and declare any information that is likely to appear on a DBS disclosure.

All candidates will be asked to bring original documentation confirming any educational and professional qualifications relevant to the post together with proof of identity, proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK and a document (less than 3 months old) showing current address.

Job Offer

All offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.  If an issue is identified by the DBS check and the candidate has failed to reveal this information at interview, this could lead to the withdrawal of the offer of employment.

All staff who are new to the school will receive induction training that will include training in child protection, safeguarding and guidance on safe working practices.

Volunteering in School

Do you have up to 2 hours a week to mentor a young person in our school? We have students interested in music, graphic design, farming, gardening, business and many other things. If you could offer them the chance to talk about their interests, help in the school garden, complete coursework or just share experiences of the complexities of life, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Anneliese Walker (Senior Pastoral Officer) for more information (telephone 01423 711246). Volunteering is subject to references and DBS clearance.

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Equal Opportunities

We are  committed to the principle of equality in employment.  Our aim is to ensure equality of opportunity for all existing and prospective employees.

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