Recruitment in Schools

The preservation and development of the quality and distinctive nature of Catholic schools depends on the faith, practice and commitment of the teachers in the schools, working with their Governing Body. 

The Catholic Church understands the vocation of a teacher as a form of ministry within the Church. 1 All teachers in Catholic schools are employed to participate in the Church’s teaching office, exercising this ministry in accordance with the Church’s teachings. This requires teachers to be witnesses in word and deed to the Divine Teacher, Jesus Christ.2

To find Catholic teachers who combine personal conviction and practice of the faith with the required professional qualifications and experience, especially in specialist subjects, is always a high priority.

1 Gravissimum Educationis, 8      2 Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith, 32

Governing Bodies, as the employers of staff, have a duty to ensure that the Catholic character of the school is maintained and developed. The Bishops’ expect that Governing Bodies will employ Catholic teachers who combine personal conviction and practice of the faith with the required professional qualifications and experience, in order to ensure this.

Reserved Posts: Senior leadership posts (Headteacher or equivalent and Deputy Head) and Head of RE (or equivalent) within schools and academies must be filled by practising Catholics who can show, by example and from experience, that they will ensure that the school or academy is distinctively Catholic in all aspects.

Guidance must be sought from NORES before reserved posts are advertised and a member of NORES staff must be part of any interview process. The full procedure for recruitment can be founf in the NORES Guidane - Staffing document below.   If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please contact Mgr Kevin McGinnell on 01582 723312 or


Recruitment Guidance & Documentation 

The Catholic Education Service (CES) provide both guidance and model documentation to ensure fair and effective recruitment.  Guidance can be found on their website. 

Teachers Pay & Conditions 2015

Recruitment Guidance for Governors - 2016 (pdf)

Memorandum on the Appointment of Teachers (pdf)

NORES Guidance - Staffing (pdf)

School Vacancies

 School Vacancies from across England and Wales  can be found here.





Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton, NN3 6HT

We are always looking for people on our team who are professional, dedicated and committed to the goal of transforming lives.  Our staff embrace our core values to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds.

The range of vacancies we offer is highly varied but every role has one thing in common – they are all designed to support the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.   If you feel that you have the right qualities to join our team, we are very interested in hearing from you. 



SENCO TMS Scale – Full time Post to commence January 2020/negotiable

An experienced SENCO is required to manage the Special Education Needs within the school

For more details and a job description please contact Jan Hayes.


Exam Invigilators - Job reference 1033 -  to be appointed as soon as possible

£9.18 per hour  Previous experience not essential.  


For all vacancies please contact Jan Jayes, the HR Manager 01604 493211

 or please see the website for more details:


Class teachers at St Anthony's

You are warlmly invited to visit the school.

Please contact Mrs Sam MacKenzie, the School Business Manager on  The application form and further details can be found on our website under News/Vacancies. 

Telephone: 01753 645828


  • Deputy Headteacher - St Joseph’s Catholic Infant, Aylesbury


    Required for September 2020 - Leadership Spine Scale L2-7 FTE per annum

    The children, staff and Governors are looking for a dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher who truly understands Early Years, to join our vibrant and successful school and work in partnership with the Headteacher.

    We can offer:

    Main areas of responsibility: Assessment and Safeguarding and in addition to leading a core subject or phase.  

    The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic who is passionate about teaching and learning and infant children.

    Closing date for applications 26h March 2020

    Interview date 1st April 2020 

    You are warmly invited to visit the school.

    Please contact Mrs Ann Taylor, Headteacher on

    The application form and further details can be found on our 

    Telephone: 01296 484618

    To apply visit the website and download the job description and download an application form. 

    Please email your completed application form to

    • Supportive and engaged Governors
    • A welcoming community with a strong Catholic ethos where every child is known and valued
    • An inclusive school with a good reputation for developing well-rounded, caring children who feel safe and valued whatever their skills and abilities  



  The Directors of this successful, popular and up and coming Catholic Secondary School wish to appoint an Assistant Headteacher/SENCO

to commence on 1st April 2020

This post will be on the Leadership Scale L7 – L14

(£47,707pa to £56,579pa)



We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and inspiration Assistant Headteacher to join us.  This post carrier a significant responsibility as a member of the School Leadership Team.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a person with a clear vision of the central role that this post will play in the future success of the school.   This post has the added role of SENCO to manage the Special Education Needs function within the school.  The core purpose of the SENCO is to take responsibility for the day to day provision made by the school for pupils with SEN, also to provide professional guidance in the area of SEN in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement for all pupils.  Ideally candidates should hold the NASENCO qualification.


Some of the main aims and responsibilities for this post include: -

·       Directing the work of the school

·       Setting, clarifying and communicating the school's aims, objectives and policies, under the supportive direction of the School Committee and in consultation with the staff, parents and pupils

·       Collaborating with the School Committee on the appointment, deployment and management of staff and the allocation of resources

·       Planning the development of the school and its activities

·       Supporting the staff of the school, in their work, particularly those who carry responsibilities for teams of staff.

·       Monitoring the work of the school and acting to ensure that the very highest standards are maintained and that achievements are celebrated

·       Evaluating the progress of the school and the effectiveness of its work

·       Promoting the school in the community by establishing and developing liaison and other links

·       Secure high standards of teaching and learning by supporting staff in understanding the learning needs of pupils with SEN and the importance of raising achievement.

·       Ensure effective systems are in place to identify and meet the needs of relevant pupils and that they are co-ordinated, monitored evaluated and reviewed.

·       Monitor progress, setting objectives and targets for pupils with SEN

·       Contribute to School Improvement Plan


All our staff uphold the core values and Catholic ethos of the school.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy.  Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Ms Jan Hayes.  Please contact Jan Hayes, HR/PA at for an application pack.


Closing date:   Monday 27th January 2020                                                     Interviews week commencing: 3rd February 2020

About Us

Thomas Becket Catholic School is a successful, comprehensive 11-18 secondary school in Northampton. We are committed to continuous improvement and driving up standards of attainment and we are ambitious for our students and our staff.