Cheshire West & Chester CouncilRecruitment

FAQs

You can find out more information about any vacancy by contacting the school directly.
  1. Go to our Vacancies section
  2. Register for an account (or Login if you already have one)
  3. Once logged in, search for vacancies that you would like to receive alerts for
  4. Scroll to the bottom of your search results and choose a name for your saved search and click 'Save'
  5. You will now receive email alerts for any jobs which match your search
You can then manage your new job alert settings from within your account.
Our privacy policy provides further information about how the data that you provide will be used, and can be found here. You may also want to see the schools privacy policy too.
  1. Login to your account
  2. Go to the 'Your Data' tab
  3. Find your application, click 'Delete' and follow the instructions. Deleting your application will remove it from consideration, and permanently remove any data we hold on the form.
The supporting statement is your opportunity to tell us more about your skills, knowledge and experience and how these meet the needs of the job. We recommend that you look at the job description and person specification and explain how you meet the requirements of the job.
The job description will explain the key tasks and activities that you would be expected to carry out. This won’t cover everything but should provide a good summary of what you would need to do. The person specification will provide more information about the qualification, skills, knowledge and experience that you should have in order to do the job.
No, your current school won’t know that you have applied for another job unless you choose to tell them. However, you should include your current employer as a referee and therefore you should tell them that you are applying for another role.
No, your current school won’t know that you have applied for another job unless you choose to tell them. However, you should include your current employer as a referee and therefore you should tell them that you are applying for another role.
Every job has a closing date and after the closing date has passed, then the job will be removed from the site. We would encourage you to make your application as soon as you see the job so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities.
In you are offered a job role in a school, this will normally be subject to pre-employment checks. This will include obtaining references from those people who you have named on your application form, completing a medical questionnaire and obtaining a DBS plus Barred List check. In addition to this, if you are a teacher, we will also check that you have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You will be asked to provide confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK when you are invited to attend an interview. You should bring this along with you when you attend for interview and also again, if you are appointed to the job. Suitable documents which confirm this eligibility could include a UK passport, but for further information see https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-work-uk

A DBS check is a Disclosure and Barring Service check which allows an employer to check if an individual has a criminal record. There are different types of check for different jobs and not all jobs are eligible to be checked. This check is carried out to prevent people who are unsuitable, from working with children.

Within a school environment, most job roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check plus Barred List check. This means that before working in a school, we would need to confirm if you hold any criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands and we would also need to check that you are not barred from working with children.

QTS is Qualified Teacher Status and this is required to teach in a local authority maintained school. QTS is awarded by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) or Education Workforce Council (if awarded in Wales) following assessment. If you are offered a job as a teacher, the school will check to make sure that you have QTS.
NQT is a Newly Qualified Teacher who has not yet completed the statutory 12 month programme – Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers.
The main difference between an academy and a maintained school is that an academy receives its funding directly from central government, whilst a maintained school receives funding directly from the local authority. Academies have more freedoms than maintained schools, to follow their own curriculum, employ staff on their own terms and conditions etc.
We don’t hold a central list of supply teachers and therefore, we recommend that you either contact the school directly, or alternatively register with a recruitment agency to provide supply teaching.
Some schools have chosen to adopt a Local Living Wage and this will provide a minimum hourly rate for all work. To find out more about the Cheshire West Local Living Wage click here.
Many job roles working in schools are less than 37 hours a week or working less than a full year (due to school holidays). Where a job role indicates pro-rata next to the salary, this means that the salary will be adjusted to reflect working less than full-time or a full-year.