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. 

Exams/Reporting/Student Services Officer

Salary Range £18065 - £18426 pa ( pro rata)  39 hours per week 

40 weeks per year/term time +  5 training days plus exams results day

Hours:  7.30am to 4.30pm (1hour lunch break)


Friday:  7.30am to 3.30pm (1hour lunch break)

Closing Date:    Thursday 24 October 2019       Interviews:   Week commencing Monday 4 November 2019

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


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 Head at Holy Family Primary School, Slough

Required for April or September 2020 - Leadership Spine Scale L9 – L13 £51161 - £56340 FTE per annum


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


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

Closing date for applications 6th December 2019

Interview date 14th January 2020 

To apply visit to view the job description and download an application form. Please email your completed application form to Janice Broderick, PA to Headteacher 

Telephone 01753 541442 



  • Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed form.