The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Staff Vacancies

Last Updated: May 2021

The Thomas Hardye School is a 13-18 mixed comprehensive school with 2300 on roll including 800 in the Sixth Form. It is a part of the Wessex Multi Academy Trust. We can offer excellent working conditions, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunity for further development at one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. The superb facilities include an on-site nursery and a new sports complex with subsidised membership for staff.

The Thomas Hardye School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Front entrance to the Thomas Hardye School

Current Vacancies


Kitchen Assistant

Contracted Hours:35 hours per week – term time only, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday to Friday
Starting Salary:Grade 1 £9.25 per hour, £14,112 per annum pro rata for part time hours (£17,842 per annum full time equivalent)
Application Closes:Noon Friday 9th July 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic person to join us as Kitchen Assistant. The school operates a dedicated Sixth Form canteen as well as a lower-school facility, where several hundred students and staff are catered for daily. We can be flexible regarding start and finish times, and hours worked.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for food, together with the ability to work as part of a team delivering a high quality service across the school. We are proud of our innovative and creative menus with a focus on healthy eating, and would value your input on developing them still further. The school has been working closely with The School Food Plan recommendations which you should be familiar with.

If you would like any further information or to discuss this position, please contact Mrs Lou Thompson, (Canteen Manager) either by email lthompson@thomas-hardye.net or by telephone - 01305 266064

Please apply in writing to the Headteacher, Mr N Rutherford by letter (max 1 side xA4) and completed application form. Applications should be returned to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the closing date.

Please be aware that candidates may be invited for interview before the closing date on the advert.

Teaching Assistant

Contracted Hours:30 hours per week – term time only, Part time hours may be available
Starting Salary:Grade 5, Point 4 – £9.81 per hour, £18933 per annum with possible increments to £19,698 (£12,810 - £13327 per annum pro rata)
Application Closes:Noon Friday 9th July 2021
Interviews:Week commencing Monday 12th July 2021

We require a Teaching Assistant to join an outstanding team at The Thomas Hardye School to work with students aged 13-18, with learning and/or physical difficulties. We are an inclusive school and we currently have two resourced provisions, one for supporting young people with complex communication needs and the other for supporting young people with physical difficulties.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic and committed to the learning needs of all young people
  • Good at building relationships with young people and other adults
  • Qualified at least to level 2 (grade C or above at GCSE) in English and Maths
  • Able to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality
  • Adaptable, flexible, proactive and relentlessly optimistic

Please apply in writing to the Headteacher, Mr N Rutherford by letter (max 1 side xA4) and completed application form. Applications should be returned to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the closing date.

Please be aware that candidates may be invited for interview before the closing date on the advert.

Teacher of Spanish

Contracted Hours:Full Time, Permanent, MPA
Starting Salary:MPS
Application Closes:Monday 12th July 2021
Interviews:Thursday 15th July 2021

We can offer you an opportunity to work in the Modern Foreign Languages Department at one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. We require a well-motivated teacher who is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning. You will be able to teach Spanish up to GCSE Level and the ability to teach Spanish up to A Level would be desirable.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department is a vibrant and dynamic team and offers courses in French and Spanish at NVQ, GCSE and A Level.

Please apply in writing to the Headteacher, Mr N Rutherford by letter (max 1 side xA4) and completed application form. Applications should be returned to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the closing date.

Please be aware that candidates may be invited for interview before the closing date on the advert.

Cover Supervisor

Contracted Hours:31.5 hours per week – Term Time only Commencing 01/09/21
Starting Salary:Grade 6, Point 6 (£10.21 per hour) with scope for progression subject to assessment - £14,022 per annum pro rata (£19,698 per annum full time equivalent)
Application Closes:Friday 2nd July 2021

We are seeking a cover supervisor who will be responsible for supervising lessons during the short-term absence of the normal class teacher. You will be required to cover any subject but work will be set in advance. Previous experience of working in the classroom would be an advantage but training and support will be provided. The post may be of interest for those wishing to gain experience prior to a career in teaching.

We require someone with:

  • A genuine interest in young people and their learning
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour
  • Qualifications at least to Level 2 or the equivalent

Please send your letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA).

Please be aware that candidates may be invited for interview before the closing date on the advert.