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 Staff Vacancies

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

You are reminded that this is a Church of England school in which the Governing Body is the employer. As an employee in a Church of England school you are required to have regard for the Christian ethos of the school and its Foundation and to undertake not to do anything in any way contrary to the interests of the Foundation.

Ripon Cathedral School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a no smoking policy. 


Required for September 2024 or January 2025

Salary – Leadership Scale L13 – L19  £63,430 - £73,509

(relocation package negotiable)

Full Time/Permanent

Apply by 15 April 2024, 17:00

Do you have the vision, drive and passion to lead our successful and oversubscribed school?

We can offer you:

- An effective Senior Leadership Team.

- A supportive Governing Body.

- An excellent and committed staff who go the extra mile.

- Engaged, happy children who demonstrate ‘outstanding’ behaviours for learning.

- A positive, innovative culture.

- A modern, well-resourced and well-maintained school building.

- Strong mutually beneficial partnerships

We are committed to our Christian vision for all members of our school community to be: aspiring to be the best that they can be, flourishing in all aspects of their development and loving themselves and others as children of God. The school enjoys an enviable reputation as a caring and inclusive place to learn, catering for a wide range of needs and abilities.  

Our ideal candidates will:

- Confidently articulate, promote and enhance the distinctive Christian vision and values of the school.

- Lead by example and demonstrate an uncompromising and relentless drive for school improvement.

- Inspire, influence and empower others to secure excellence in teaching through rich learning opportunities.

- Be ambitious for all pupils; overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality.

- Focus on pupil well-being, demonstrating positive attitudes and high expectations of behaviour.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all within our school community and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

You are warmly invited to visit the school, to see what makes us so proud and excited for the future. Please feel free to contact Tessa Rich, School Business Manager on 01765 602355 or email recruitment@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk to arrange a visit for one of the following dates: Tuesday 9th April, Wednesday 10th April and Friday 12th April.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk

Application Pack

Headteacher Application Form


Reception or KS1 Class Teacher

We are looking to appoint a talented, dynamic and enthusiastic teacher to work in Early Years or Key Stage 1 to start in September 2024.

We can offer CPD, a strong supportive and committed team of colleagues and wonderful children and families.

Qualities in our ideal candidate:

  • A qualified primary teacher with experience of teaching in Early Years or Key Stage 1.
  • Someone who has strong embedded knowledge of the Early Years Framework and Primary National Curriculum.
  • A teacher who has high expectations of themselves and of children’s achievements and behaviour.
  • Someone who puts the children at the heart of all that they do.
  • An effective communicator.
  • An inspirational teacher who can innovate and adapt learning to suit the varied needs of individuals.
  • A team player who can work collaboratively with staff to support all aspects of school improvement.
  • A teacher who can build effective meaningful relationships with families and our community.
  • A teacher who is focused on excellence for all.
  • An enthusiastic teacher who will embrace our school’s vision in all aspects of their work to aspire, flourish and love.

The school office will be closed during the Easter break (Monday 25th March to Monday 8th April). On our return, we will be delighted to arrange visits to the school. If you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Rich, School Business Manager on 01765 602355 or admin@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.


Main Pay Scale

Start Date:

Monday 1st September 2024

Application deadline:

Monday 15th April 2024

Interview: TBC

 Person Specification

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