01278 422786

School Office

08:30 - 17:00

Monday to Friday

Vacancies

ADDRESS

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Park Avenue
Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6 7EE

ENQUIRY CONTACTS

Miss Hannigan and Miss Frampton

PHONE

01278 422786

EMAIL

office@sjbw.thedcet.com

Headteacher: Mr R. Simmonds

​Assistant Headteachers: Mrs A. Setter and Mrs M. Moyse

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator: Mrs M. Moyse


Parking

There is on site parking for visitors in the school car park by access through the front gates.  Please use the intercom for entry.

Disabled Access

There are spaces provided in the car park for disabled drivers and the school is accessible for wheelchair users by ramps.

Current Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a KS1 Class Teacher (Maternity Cover) to start in September 2022. Please see more information below:

Trust Vacancies

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust are looking to appoint a Governance Lead and Chief Finance Officer. Please see details below:

Chief Finance Officer

This is an exciting time to join the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (DCET) which opened on 1 March 2022 as one of the first Catholic multi-academy Trust’s in Clifton Diocese. The DCET currently oversees six primary schools based in Somerset and North Somerset with a combined total of circa 1200 pupils, 200 staff and £5m budget. However, the Bishop’s ambitious growth plan means it is expected to expand quickly over the next few years to over 20 mixed phase schools.

The Trust Board seeks to appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on a permanent, full-time all year round basis for a start date as soon as possible. There is some flexibility for the right person to start initially on a 0.8 or nine-day fortnight basis rising to full-time to meet business demand and Trust growth.

The postholder will need to be a qualified finance and operations/business leader with a proven track record within a growing and complex organisation operating on multiple sites. The DCET CFO will have delegated leadership responsibility for the finance and business operations of the charitable company and ensuring public funds are well spent in delivering the Trust’s vision, ethos and strategy in the best interests of all pupils.

What We Can Offer You

  • Employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent career development opportunities as the Trust grows
  • Handover and transition support.
  • Access to continuous professional development by engaging in a trust-to-trust support and/or MAT CFO buddy/coaching and mentoring arrangement. The latter could be helpful particularly if you have not worked in the education sector previously.
  • Annual leave of 25 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays rising after 5 years
  • A flexible approach to work life balance

Please see recruitment pack and job description for more information.

Salary: £65,000 – £75,000 depending on experience

Base: At a Trust location with travel to schools and flexible working as per Trust policy

 

Governance Lead

This is an exciting time to join the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (DCET) which opened on 1 March 2022 as one of the first Catholic multi-academy Trust’s in Clifton Diocese. The DCET currently oversees six primary schools based in Somerset and North Somerset with a combined total of circa 1200 pupils, 200 staff and £5m budget. However, the Bishop’s ambitious growth plan means it is expected to expand quickly over the next few years to over 20 mixed phase schools.

The Trust Board seeks to appoint a Trust Governance Lead, on a 0.4 permanent, part-time basis from 1 September 2022 but expansion could result in increased hours over time. You will be responsible for leading the provision of independent and authoritative expert governance advice, guidance and company secretarial support to the Members, Trust Board, its committees, executives and the Central Clerk Team. This is to enable the delivery of highly effective and ethical governance in line with the Trust’s vision, ethos, strategy, and policies to serve the best interests of all pupils.

What We Can Offer You

  • Employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent career development opportunities as the Trust grows
  • Handover, transition and/or coaching and mentoring support provided by an experienced external company secretary and trust governance lead. The latter could be helpful particularly if you have not worked in the education sector previously.
  • Access to continuous professional development via Trust membership of sector professional body/ies including the Confederation of School Trusts and Somerset Governor Services.
  • Annual leave of 25 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays rising after 5 years
  • A flexible approach to work life balance

Please see recruitment pack and job description for more information.

Salary: NJC Scale Points 35– 40 (£39,571 – £44,625) pro rata

Base: At a Trust location with travel to schools and flexible working as per Trust policy