Job Vacancies

This is where you will find details of any job vacancies within the school.

Link to Job application guidance on Cumbria County Council Website

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

NOTE: Confirmation of, or details of criminal history will not be requested in our application form.

We do not ask applicants to return a criminal self-disclosure form with the application pack nor does the application form ask questions about whether the applicant has a criminal history.  The criteria for short-listing will be the same for all candidates and is related to the job description and person specification.  It would be unfair to discriminate against a candidate at this stage solely based on the grounds that they have a criminal record.