Ref 183028
Grade Leadership Pay Range L4-L9
Salary £45434 to £ 51402 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From January 01 2023 
Closing Date 30/09/2022
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Cedar Road , Chorley , Lancashire , PR6 0JF
Tel: 01257 265998
School website:
Roll: 201
The governors, staff, parents and pupils of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School seek to appoint a passionate and dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join our school family. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate as we have so much to offer and a great deal to give!

We are a close-knit community - a family. The parish, the school and the church work closely together to raise our children and offer them every possible opportunity to achieve their potential; to go out into the world and achieve all that God wants them to be.

Our community is welcoming and respectful. Our school is a place of warmth and safety; we are very proud to be a nationally accredited School of Sanctuary.

We love to learn outside the classroom and are very fortunate with our location; close to the centre of Chorley and all that our wonderful hometown has to offer, surrounded by the beautiful open space that we have to learn in. 

We are looking to appoint an outstanding practitioner to join our excellent and well-established team. We seek an inspirational and creative deputy, who is willing to go the extra mile as we work together to achieve our mission statement: 'Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we live, love and learn.'

We are looking to appoint someone who:
  • Is committed to the Catholic life of our school and is a role model in supporting a clear vision for Catholic education.
  • Has a proven track record of excellence in teaching and learning with a clear vision on how to drive this forward at St Joseph’s
  • Is able to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and pupils.
  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Can build warm, positive and inclusive relationships with all staff, pupils and parents.
  • Is committed to making a difference to the lives and achievements of our families.

    We can offer:
  • A warm and nurturing school whose Catholic faith permeates all that we do.
  • Supportive colleagues who have high aspirations for all of our pupils.
  • Pupils who demonstrate the Gospel values.
  • A wonderful and supportive parish priest and church community

    Interviews will take place on 18/10/2022 - 19/10/2022

    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
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to our school are actively encouraged and very warmly welcomed. Please contact our School Business Manager, Mrs Lesley Clarkson, to make arrangements.
    Tel: 01257 265998 Email:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application Form is attached.
    Please return completed application forms 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.