The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Staff Vacancies

Last Updated: January 2022

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 part of the Wessex MAT group of schools, 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


Chef / Cook

Contracted Hours:37 hours per week (Mon-Thu), 06:45 - 16:00
Starting Salary:Grade 7, actual £17,548-£19,763 (full-time equivalent £20,493-£23,080)
Application Closes:Noon 4th January 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic chef/cook to join our hardworking team. The school operates a dedicated sixth-form café as well as a large lower-school canteen, where several hundred students and staff are catered for daily.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for food, together with the ability to work as part of a team in 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.

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

6th Form Café Manager / Cook

Contracted Hours:37.5 hours per week (Mon-Fri), 07:30 - 15:00
Starting Salary:Grade 4, actual £15,731-£16,366 (full-time equivalent £18,562-£19,312)
Application Closes:Noon 4th January 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic Café Manager to join our hardworking team. The school operates a dedicated sixth-form café as well as a large lower-school canteen, where several hundred students and staff are catered for daily. This role will specifically involve the day to day management of the 6th Form Café.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for food, together with the ability to work as part of a team in 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.

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

Teacher of History - Maternity Cover

Contracted Hours:Full Time
Starting Salary:MPS
Application Closes:Noon 24th January 2022
Start Date:28th February 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and highly motivated teacher to join our thriving Humanities Faculty. We are looking for someone who is dedicated and keen to share their enthusiasm for the subject with students. The opportunity is for a fixed term of one year, although there are often opportunities for successful fixed-term staff.

You will be committed to outstanding standards in teaching and learning and have a passion for working with young people. It is an ideal post for a newly qualified teacher or someone looking to further their career.

History is part of a larger, well-resourced humanities faculty and both subjects are popular choices. The capacity to offer a second subject would be an advantage as would the ability to teach history up to A Level.

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

Teaching Assistant

Contracted Hours:30 hours per week, term-time only
Starting Salary:Grade 5, point 4 £9.81per hour £18,933 per annum with possible increments to £19,698 (pro rata: £12,810 - £13327))
Application Closes:28th January 2022

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 and complete an application form. Applications may be posted or emailed to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the deadline.

Teacher of Design (Food)

Contracted Hours:Full Time
Starting Salary:MPS
Application Closes:Noon 31st January 2022

We require a well-qualified and highly motivated teacher to join the Design Department. You will be committed to outstanding standards in teaching and learning and have a passion for working with young people. You will have excellent subject knowledge, with the ability to teach food preparation and nutrition up to a minimum of key stage 4. The ability to teach health and social care and/or Textiles would be an advantage. The post is full-time although we can be flexible if part-time is preferred.

The Design Department offers a range of courses at GCSE and KS 5 in specialised and well-resourced accommodation. It is a vibrant and dynamic team providing all learners with an exciting range of experiences.

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

Administration Officer (Medical)

Contracted Hours:35 hours per week, term-time plus inset days
Starting Salary:Grade 6, actual £15,956-£16,932 (full-time equivalent £19,698-£20,903)
Application Closes:7th February 2022

We require someone to join our admin team in a highly successful and vibrant school community. You will have good communication skills, an attention to detail and the ability to manage a variety of tasks in a busy, team environment. You will be confident in Microsoft Office and keen to learn new skills as and when necessary. You will have a friendly, professional approach, be able to adapt to changing situations and to work flexibly as required. There is a strong team ethic but you will also be able to act on your own initiative whenever necessary.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the school medical room, providing essential first aid cover for students and staff. This will include the safe storage of medication administered in school, maintaining and re-stocking first aid supplies, updating student records and recording individual student health care plans. A first aid qualification is essential but training will be given if required.

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

Teacher of Theology & Ethics

Contracted Hours:Full Time
Starting Salary:MPS
Application Closes:18th February 2022

We require an outstanding teacher of Theology and Ethics for September 2022. You will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality lessons and achieving excellent results for your students, instilling in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn. A willingness to teach throughout Years 9 to 13, and to offer a second subject will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with a good sense of humour, and the drive and energy to thrive in this outstanding school. The post would particularly suit an NQT or someone relatively early in their career.

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

Head of Science

Contracted Hours:Full Time
Starting Salary:TLR 1.3
Application Closes:28th February 2022

We require an inspirational teacher to lead the Science Department from September 2022. You will be responsible for leading a high performing team of subject specialists with an exceptional record of success. You will have excellent subject knowledge with some leadership experience. You will be a committed team player with a good sense of humour and the drive and energy to thrive in this outstanding school.

The Science Department has a dedicated block within the school offering well-resourced accommodation across 16 labs. The department is a vibrant and dynamic team providing all learners with an exciting range of experiences. Physics, biology and chemistry are all popular courses in the sixth form and a Btec course has now also been successfully established. There is also a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities and trips in the department.

As a Teaching School within the Wessex Multi Academy Trust we are at the forefront of learning innovation. Our aim is to develop the very best learning opportunities for staff and students across our partnership and beyond through a collaborative approach to professional learning and research. The school works closely with it’s feeder middle schools in the MAT, and developing the curriculum with these schools is a key priority.

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