West Close Road , Barnoldswick , BB18 5EN
Tel: 01282 813045
School website:
Roll: 127
The governors are seeking to appoint an excellent KS1 classroom teacher for a maternity cover, who wishes to develop professionally within a caring and supportive environment.

St. Joseph’s is a small mixed aged Catholic Primary School, located in Barnoldswick in Lancashire and close to North Yorkshire. It is a successful school, committed to raising standards of achievement. We have wonderful children, supportive parents, dedicated staff and governors. 

The successful candidate will:
  • Be well organised and have high expectations of learning, achievement, progress and behaviour
  • Be committed to raising standards and demonstrate excellent classroom practice
  • Be able to inspire, motivate, support and challenge
  • Be supportive of our Catholic ethos and uphold our values and the mission statement
  • Be able to work and communicate as part of a close team to achieve the very best for our children
  • Be willing to engage in all aspects of school life

    We offer:
  • A GOOD school (Ofsted May 2017)
  • A family atmosphere, working closely with our families and the Catholic Church community
  • Motivated and well behaved children who are keen to learn
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated team of teachers, support staff and governors
  • An attractive, welcoming and well-resourced environment

    Application form attached. Application packs are also available from the school’s administration office or by telephone 01282 813045

    Applications must be made using the CES Application Form only.   

    Please note all completed application forms must be e-mailed directly to the school.
  • Closing date: noon Friday 30th September 2022
  • Shortlisting:  Week commencing 3rd October TBC
  • Interviews: To be arranged week beginning 10th October 2022
  • Starting Date: 31st October 2022

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications
  • QTS
  • Essential Experience
  • Experience of working with Children in KS1
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of working within a Catholic School
  • Experience of Mixed Age Teaching
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by arrangement with the Headteacher.
    Please contact the school on 01282 813045.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return to:

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.