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Current Vacancies

All teaching and support staff vacancies are advertised here as well as the TES and Tameside Job’s website.  Below you will find the details of each vacant post and application forms.


Teaching Staff Positions

Teacher of Science, Maternity Cover

Support Staff Positions


No current vacancies

Application Forms

Applicants should download all forms and complete all sections of the application forms.  Once fully completed, signed and dated forms should be returned to the email address below before the closing date/time stating the job reference as the subject. 

Please email Mrs Biggs, P.A to the Headteacher at 


Please read and complete the following forms;

        CES Notes to Applicants

        CES Recruitment Monitoring*

        CES Support Staff Application Form

        CES Teacher Application Form

        Rehabilitation of Offenders Act1974 Disclosure Form

        Privacy Notice

*Only needs to be completed after shortlisting process


Other documents you may wish to refer to:

        Child Protection Policy



Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment Practices in Education

St Damian’s RC Science College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a professional code of conduct and safe working practices for the protection of staff and students in this school.

As part of Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education, any appointment is subject to certain pre-appointment checks, i.e. a successful DBS (formally CRB) Enhanced Disclosure (oversees criminal record check), two references, evidence of qualifications and medical fitness. Consequently, the interview panel is required to see all relevant identification and documentation.  In addition, evidence of qualifications/certificates relating to your post and NI number (and eligibility to work in the UK where necessary) are required.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the Teacher CES Application Form or Tameside MBC Support Staff Application Form in full. CV’s will not be accepted.

On occasion we receive a high number of applications and therefore we regret that we are unable to reply individually to each application. Applicants who have therefore not heard from us by 5 working days prior to the advertised interview date, must therefore assume they have not been shortlisted for interview.

St Damian’s RC Science College seek two references (one must be your current employer) and a faith reference for teaching staff, for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview (unless candidates have indicated otherwise on their application form).

Information requested from referee’s will include information relating to performance, attendance, disciplinary records, suitability for the role applied for and the applicant’s suitability to work with children.

The recruitment process will vary for each role but will generally involve at least one interview, alongside other suitable recruitment tests, as appropriate. We will also carry out the below checks for all appointments:

Pre-employment checks

In keeping our students safe, all appointments to St Damian’s RC Science College will be subject to the following pre-employment checks:

  • Receipt of at least 2 satisfactory references, one of which must be the applicant’s current (or most recent) employer

  • Verification of identity, right to work in the UK, and qualifications

  • Receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

  • For teaching posts, verification of successful completion of the statutory induction period

  • Verification of medical fitness for the role

All roles are subject to a 6 month probation period.

Criminal Records

All posts in St Damian’s RC Science College involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the post.  Accordingly, all posts within St Damian’s RC Science College are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared by all applicants. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) however provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring website.

We recognise that people with criminal convictions face discrimination when seeking employment and so have procedures as part of the recruitment and selection process to guard against further disadvantage. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and you will only be prevented from obtaining employment if we consider applicants have a criminal record that makes them unsuitable for work involving substantial access to children/vulnerable people.

Should you require any further information regarding St Damian’s RC Science College’s application and recruitment process please contact 0161 330 5974

St Damian’s Governing Body has agreed procedures on recruitment and selection best practice, underpinned by legislation for schools as introduced in the ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ DfE document Jan 2007. Also, in conjunction with relevant staff and governor training ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ by Tameside Safeguarding Children’s Board, contact details as follows;


Tameside Safeguarding Children Board

Union Street Building

Union Street

SK14 4ND

Tel: 0161 342 4348

Fax: 0161 368 8612

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