Our Roles

Whether you’re just starting your teaching career, looking for a new challenge or taking that big next step, Cheshire has the opportunity for you. We take a huge amount of pride in the way we educate our children and our high standards are only achievable with the very best teaching talent.

Find out more about what’s on offer and see a full list of vacancies by following the links above and begin your exciting new journey today.

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Our Schools

Whether it's supporting teachers and pupils in the classroom, or ensuring that the children have a good lunch - there are a great number of ways that you can help ensure that our schools are the best they can possibly be.

Cheshire West

Our primary schools vary greatly in size, serving a wide range of communities, from rural villages to areas of high social disadvantage. A small proportion of our primary schools have converted to academy status (20%) and there are currently two free primary schools. 93.2% of primary pupils attend a good or better primary school, compared to 88.6% nationally and 91.3% in the northwest.

The quality of secondary education is very strong too with 85.2% of pupils attending a good or better secondary school, compared to 80.1% nationally. We have a range of maintained, faith, foundation and free schools within the borough. Of the 22 schools which make up the secondary sector, half of these are academies or studio schools.

100% of special schools and PRUs are judged good or outstanding by Ofsted.

Cheshire East

In Cheshire East we have 155 schools and 1 nursery.

Of our 124 primary schools 54% of these are primary academies and the remaining 46% are maintained schools.

Our secondary schools are more varied and we have 18 secondary academies and free schools; 1 studio school (14-19); 3 community secondary schools; 1 foundation secondary school; 1 University Technical College (UTC) (14-18); and 1 pupil referral unit.

Our schools are high performing with 92% of primary schools and 80% of secondary schools judged as either good or outstanding by Ofsted, with most education outcomes above the national average.


The Area

Living and working in Cheshire

Cheshire is set in the heart of the northwest. We border Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire, and combine the urban city of Chester, industrial heritage of Northwich, Ellesmere Port and Macclesfield with vast rural areas dotted with small villages. We boast the picturesque Cheshire Plain, 1000 acres of woodland at Delamere Forest as well as a section of the Peak District National Park and the southern hills of the Pennines.

Cheshire has also established itself as one of the UK’s major business hot spots with thriving business sectors, excellent jobs and business opportunities, together with a highly skilled and talented workforce. We boast the strongest economy in the region and we’re home to a number of notable businesses including Vauxhall, Essar Energy, M&S Bank, Bentley Motors, AstraZeneca, Royal London, Siemens and Barclays. Our strategic location between the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine, as well as proximity to Merseyside and Wales means there are significant opportunities for future growth.

There is a range of housing available whether you enjoy urban living in a city centre, or if you prefer village life, then Cheshire can provide this for you. The average house price is £271,000, significantly less than the national average.

With Liverpool and Manchester airports just 30 minutes away, London just two hours by train and easy access to the M6 and M56 motorways, you are always just a short journey away from wherever you want to be!

To find out more about what Cheshire can offer you see www.visitcheshire.com






Business Manager




Support Staff


As a teacher, you’ll lead a class of children to support their learning and development. You’ll inspire, motivate and challenge children to be the best they can possibly be.


Business Manager

Supporting the operational management of the school, our Business Managers play a crucial role in the day to day running of a school.



Our Headteacher, Deputy or Assistant Headteachers lead our schools to provide and maintain high quality and expert teaching.


Support Staff

As a Teaching Assistant supporting in the classroom, or ensuring that our children have a good lunch or acting as the first point of contact on school reception, there are a range of roles which make sure our schools operate effectively.



Where can I find out more about a vacancy that I have seen advertised on the site?

You can find out more information about any vacancy by contacting the school directly.

How do I register for job alerts?

Go to our Vacancies section

  1. Register for an account (or Login if you already have one)
  2. Once logged in, search for vacancies that you would like to receive alerts for
  3. Scroll to the bottom of your search results and choose a name for your saved search and click 'Save'
  4. 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.

What will happen to the data that I submit on the site?

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.

How do I withdraw a job application that I have already submitted?
  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.
What information should I include in my supporting statement?

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.

What is a job description and person specification?

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.

Will my current school know that I have applied for a job in another school?

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.

When will you contact my references?

We will normally contact your references before you attend an interview, however please let us know on your application if you are not happy with us doing that.

I had seen a job advertised but I can no longer find it?

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.

What pre-employment checks will you carry out?

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).

How do I confirm that I’m eligible to work in the UK?

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

What is a DBS check?

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.

What is QTS?

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.

What is NQT?

NQT is a Newly Qualified Teacher who has not yet completed the statutory 12 month programme – Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers.

What is the difference between a maintained school and an academy?

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.

How do I register as a supply teacher?

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.

What is the Living Wage or LW?

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.

What does ‘pro-rata’ mean next to the salary?

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.