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Current vacancies and Recruitment information

26.5.23 - We are recruiting for the following vacancies:

Full Time Teacher of DT

TEACHER OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MPS/UPS full time (part time considered)

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.

The school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, innovative Teacher of Design Technology to join the Design Faculty.  This teaching post would be equally suitable for an ECT or a teacher with a number of years of experience.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher who can demonstrate the ability to:

  • Teach Design Technology (resistant materials / product design specialism) across the age and ability range up to and including GCSE (the ability to also teach Food and Nutrition to Key Stage 3 would be an advantage)
  • Work as part of an extended team to secure continued whole school improvement
  • Contribute to the development of a curriculum which enables young people to flourish and develop their curiosity about the world we live in.

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, including Early Career Framework and NPQ programmes
  • A stimulating work environment in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • An experienced, highly committed and supportive leadership team

Nidderdale High School is a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with both students and staff enjoying the benefits of partnership working within the Alliance. In January 2023, Ofsted judged the school to be 'Good' in all areas of its provision.

If you have the motivation and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated and well-resourced team, committed to ensuring that all students make the best possible progress in an ambitious school with the desire to be 'Outstanding', we would be pleased to receive an application from you.

Please complete the application form on our website and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at by the closing date.  Ensure your application is accompanied by a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining how your skills and experience will enable you to successfully fill this post.

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: 30.5.2023

Interview date: wc 29.5.2023

Casual Invigilators

Casual General Kitchen Assistants 

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TEACHER OF DT - Required for September 2023 - Full details below.



EXAM INVIGILATOR - Casual Contract @ £10.60 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 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.

GENERAL KITCHEN ASSISTANT – casual contract @ £10.60 per hour

 We have a vacancy for a casual 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.

If you require further information please ring Mrs Robertson at school on 01423 711246.

Job description - click here.

Person Specification - click here

To apply, please complete the application form above and submit to Mrs A Robertson at

Closing date for applications: ongoing

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. 



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

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.

To download our Equal Opportunities form, ##click here.

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