Ref 183082
Grade MPR3
Salary £29664 to £ 41604 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 31/10/2022  to 31/10/2023 
Closing Date 30/09/2022
Ashurst Road , Ashurst , Skelmersdale , Lancashire , WN8 6TN
Tel: 01695 728989
School website:
Roll: 227
Vacancy – Nursery teacher for maternity cover

(1 year contract – initially)


Required 31st October 2022 or ASAP f until 31st October 2023

The Governors of St James’ Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced warm, energetic, enthusiastic, hardworking, professional and highly motivated Nursery teacher

The post is a fixed term contract for 12 months initially

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Plan, teach and assess the progress of the children in our Nursery and Busy Bees units

  • Lead a keen team of staff within the setting.

  • Have up-to date EYFS curriculum knowledge and be proactive with the latest educational initiatives

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Love children

  • Have enthusiasm, energy, motivation and a strong work ethic.

  • Be an exemplary  team player

  • Willingness to lead/housekeep History and geography subject leader throughout the school (the bespoke curriculum is established)

  • Have a good sense of humour

  • What we can offer:

  • A happy, inclusive, family orientated working environment

  • A friendly dynamic team of staff

  • A bespoke curriculum devised with an Early Years consultant

  • Up to date CPD to enhance your practice and career development

  • A supportive and proactive leadership and management team

  • Work-life balance

  • School visits are encouraged these will take place on Monday 26th September 4:00p.m. and Tuesday 27th September 3:45p.m.  If you are unable to make this visit please call to arrange an alternative time.

    If you would like to apply for the position,  please complete the CES support staff application form, a copy of which is available from the school office or online and return to Mrs Blacoe by Friday 30th September 2022. Interviews will take place on Friday 7th October 2022.

    St James’ Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    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.

    Rehabilitation 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.

    More Information can be found at
    Essential Qualifications
    Qualified Teacher Statuas
    Desirable Qualifications
    EYFS Specialism
    Essential Experience
    Recent experience of teaching EYFS pupils
    Desirable Experience
    Experience of subject leadership
    Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please return all completed Application forms by email 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.