How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications for school vacancies should be made via Application Form.  A link to the relevant application form will be appended to the advert for the vacancy. Please note that we do not accept CVs

For guidance on completing Halton Borough Council application forms see the attached guidance. Guidance for completing faith school application forms can be found on the diocese website.

The Council operates a robust recruitment and selection procedure and prides itself on being an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

As part of your application you will be asked to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The Council collects this information to measure the effectiveness of its equal opportunities policies and the details you give will not be referred to during the shortlisting and interview process.

The Council and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Robust procedures are in place to ensure that everyone who has access to children, young people or adults at risk, or who has access to sensitive data relating to children, young people and adults are safely recruited and employed

If the post you are applying for involves working with children, young people or vulnerable adults you will be required to provide names and addresses of two referees.

If you currently work with children, on either a paid or voluntary basis, your current employer will be asked about disciplinary offences relating to children, including any for which the penalty is time expired and whether you have been the subject of any child protection concerns, and if so, the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedure. If you are not currently working with children, but have done so in the past, your previous employer will be asked about these issues

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Criminal Records and/or Barred List(s) Check. A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Further information about the criminal records and barred lists checking process can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

Salary

Salaries are paid monthly on the 15th of the month, or the first working day after if the 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.   Payment is made directly into a bank or building society account.   Salaries are reviewed annually with effect from 1st September.

Pension

The workplace pension scheme provided is the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS).  The TPS is provided by the Department for Education.  Details about the scheme can be viewed at www.teacherspensions.co.uk   and provides full details of the benefits of belonging to the Scheme.

Hours of Work

Full time teachers are required to be available for work for 1265 hours of directed time over 195 days per year.

Sickness

In addition to Statutory Sick Pay, employees may be entitled to Occupational Sick Pay, with full and half pay entitlements varying to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay after 5 years continuous local government service.

Probationary Periods

Newly qualified teachers must successfully complete a statutory period of induction in order to remain eligible for employment as a teacher.

Code of Conduct

Employees must observe the requirements of the Officers Code of Conduct.

 No Smoking Policy

The Council operates a no smoking policy in all of its buildings and vehicles.

Health and Safety

We aim to provide a safe working environment for all. We provide training and guidance to ensure that employees of the Council meet their legal duties, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others.

 Membership of a Trade Union

Employees have the right to join a trade union and to take part in its activities.

Notice to Terminate Employment

Subject to the provisions of the education acts and any regulations made thereunder,  appointments may be terminated by either party giving to the other two months’ notice and in the summer term, three months’, terminating at the end of a school term.  The school terms are deemed to be:

To terminate contract on: Notice must be given by: Notice period:
31st December 31st October Two months
30th April 28th (29th) February Two months
31st August 31st May Three months