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Current vacancies and Recruitment information

20.2.24 - We are recruiting for the following vacancies:

General Teaching Assistant - closing date 1st March 2024 - required to start as soon as possible

Casual Invigilators - ongoing recruitment

Scroll down for further information about each of these roles.


GENERAL TEACHING ASSISTANT - 27.5 HOURS PER WEEK (ESTABLISHED POST) / TERM TIME ONLY (APPLICATIONS TO WORK FEWER HOURS WILL BE CONSIDERED)
STARTING SALARY £15,020.95 - £15,272.15, (FULL TIME EQUIVALENT SALARY £23,500-£23,893)

ALSO AVAILABLE MIDDAY SUPERVISOR ROLE 2.5 HOURS PER WEEK (ESTABLISHED POST)
STARTING SALARY £1101.05 (£11.59 p.h.)

Nidderdale High School is a vibrant and highly successful school, with an ambition to develop an innovative curriculum in support of academic achievement and wellbeing for all. The school continues to grow in size and maintains a strong reputation in the community.

As a valued member of our team we can offer you:

  • Clear and shared values and expectations with an emphasis on 'achievement for all'
  • A commitment to professional development and potential career development opportunities through Moorlands Learning Trust
  • A stimulating work environment in a National Landscape (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) within easy commuting distance to Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton and North Leeds.
  • An experienced, highly committed and supportive leadership team

Nidderdale High School is part of the Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance.  Both students and staff enjoy the benefits of school improvement, professional development and career progression opportunities in the Trust & partnership working within the Alliance.

In January 2023, Ofsted judged the school ‘continues to be Good' in all areas of its provision. The ethos of the school, ‘a shared vision’ for ensuring the quality of education continues to improve from an already good position and the morale and wellbeing of staff were all highlighted in the report.

We require a General Teaching Assistant to work as part of the Learning Support Team supporting students throughout the school.  Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE Grade C/4 or any other equivalent), good communication skills, initiative and discretion are essential.    Further information can be found in the job description and person specification.

As a valued member of our hard-working team, you will be reliable, dependable, and committed to the role working 27.5 hours per week over 5 days.  Relevant experience is an advantage but not essential as training will be given.  You will work term time weeks only however you will receive equal monthly payments throughout the year.

To apply, please complete the application form and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at admin@nidderdale.n-yorks.sch.uk by the closing date.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 1st March at 9.00 a.m.         INTERVIEW: w/c 4th March 2024

Click here to see the full Job Description and Person Specification

 


EXAM INVIGILATOR - Casual Contract @ £10.90 per hour

Required to start as soon as possible, we have an exciting opportunity for Exam Invigilators to join us on a casual contract basis. To be successful you will need to be extremely well organized, have the ability to prioritise your workload and ensure that strict deadlines can be met. The ability to work on your own initiative and work within a team environment is key.

Job description - click here 

Person Specification  - click here

To apply, please complete the application form above and submit to Mrs A Robertson at admin@nidderdale.n-yorks.sch.uk as soon as possible.    Closing date for applications:  ongoing.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Notes about casual working:

 As a casual worker you will agree to work if you are available and you will have the right to choose whether or not to accept the offer of work, but having accepted you have the responsibility to come to work.  You will be paid an hourly rate, claiming your hours worked on a time sheet. You will be paid monthly, one month in arrears, paid directly by bank transfer into your bank account. 

 


Advertising

When we have vacancies, we advertise as follows:

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

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


Safer Recruitment and safeguarding statement

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.


Applications

To apply for vacant posts, please complete the application form and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at admin@nidderdale.mlt.co.uk 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.


Interviews

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.