Vacancies & Recruitment

Thank you so much for your interest in our school. We are very proud of  our flourishing school, our staff team are an important part of what we are achieved so and what we will achieve in the future. Our unique school vision and Christian ethos of ‘Growing Together in Love and Respect’ means that you could be part of something very special in the heart of Watford and make a real difference to the local community. Please visit My New Term for details of our current vacancies and to make an application. Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Why work for us?

As the first Church of England school in Watford, St John’s Church of England Primary School opened its doors to 30 reception children in September 2016. Now based in a purpose-built building in Central Watford, our school community is diverse, inclusive and supportive. 

At St John’s Church of England Primary School, we believe that happy teachers equal happy, engaged children. Are you a teacher who is ready for a new buzz in your career and is one who challenges, inspires and fully embraces the importance of the development of the whole child? 

We believe:

  • That the child is at the centre of all decisions we make
  • In developing a love of learning across the whole school to embrace all pupils, families and staff
  • In giving our staff the opportunities to develop and grow through CPD and a broad range of experiences
  • That staff wellbeing is central to delivering quality education
  • Growing children in the values offered by a Church of England school and being inclusive of children of Christian faith, multi-faith or no faith

We can offer: 

  • Full support and an induction programme for all new staff and a commitment to continued professional development
  • Happy and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
  • The support of a friendly and dedicated team
  • A safe environment where mental health and emotional wellbeing are promoted
  • A strong sense of community and family
  • Supportive Senior Leadership Team and Governor

St John’s Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and all staff are expected to share in this commitment. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

All posts are classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as part of pre-employment checks. Any successful applicants who have spend a significant time outside of the United Kingdom will be required to provide proof that they do not have any overseas criminal convictions.

All applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

St John’s C of E Primary School Child Protection Policy 

St John’s C of E Primary School Safer Recruitment Policy 

Data Protection – All information gathered will be retained for the purpose of this specific recruitment process. Data of all unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed 6 months after the completion of this process.

A probationary period is applicable for all support staff. Any personal data supplied will be processed for recruitment processes only. We store any data provided within a secure system with access restricted to those who require it for the recruitment process for this role. Personal data relating to unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed 6 months after this process concludes.

 

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Working Hours:  30 hours per week, 8:30 am-3:30pm, Monday to Friday, Term Time only 

Payscale: H4

Contract Type: Permanent

Start Date: September 2024

Responsible to: Headteacher

Visit My New Term for more information including details on how to apply.

 

Full Time Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Role: Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Hours: 30 hours per week. 08:30 am- 3:30pm including supporting SEND children during  lunchtime with an hour unpaid break

Payscale: H2 Spine Point 3

Responsible to: Headteacher 

Start Date: September 2024

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Part Time Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Role: Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Hours: 20 hours per week. 08:30 am- 12:30 including supporting SEND children during  lunchtime

Payscale: H2 Spine Point 3

Responsible to: Headteacher 

Start Date: September 2024

Visit My New Term for more information including details on how to apply

 

Caretaker 

Working Hours: 16 hours per week, over 2-5 days per week (7:30am – 3.45pm), 52 weeks per year.

Contract Type:  Permanent

Payscale: H2-H3 (£22,737- £23,500 FTE) depending on experience

Responsible to: School Business Manager 

Start Date:  September 2024

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Eagle Play Mentor – Eagle Club After School Club 

Working Hours:  3:00-5:45pm, Monday- Friday. Term time only .

Contract Type:  Permanent

Responsible to: School Business Manager 

Start Date:  September 2024

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Eagle Club Lead

Working Hours:  13.75 hours per week, Monday – Friday (15:00-17.45), Term time only plus two INSET days. 

Pay Scale: H4

Location​: St John’s Church of England Primary School, Clarendon Road Watford

Responsible for: Eagle Club Team (Eagle Play Mentors)

Responsible to: Headteacher 

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Future Recruitment

Please continue to visit our website regularly for information about future vacancies or register for our talent pool on the My New Term website.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Volunteering

Please view information on how to get involved on our Volunteering page.