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Please see details below of the current vacancies at Furness Academy. If you have any further questions, please contact hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk 


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Librarian

Part time, permanent post, term time only

17.5 hours per week (10:30am – 2:00pm Mon – Fri)

Salary range: NJC 14 (£16,481)

Job Reference Code: FA19/3005


Furness Academy is looking to appoint an innovative, creative and well qualified Librarian to lead the development of the Academy’s library service with energy and enthusiasm whilst responding to the needs of the students.

The successful candidate will provide support to children and staff to enable the library to be accessed as required, and used to its maximum to enhance student’s learning and support the Academy curriculum. The Librarian will support students to use the library effectively, to develop a love of books and an interest in reading.

They will encourage independence and an individual responsibility for selecting and replacing books. The Librarian will be responsible for developing the library as an attractive browsing and learning area, creating displays of student’s work and artefacts. They will also develop and maintain well-organised systems and resources.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Thursday 29th June 2017
Shortlisting: Friday 30th June 2017
Interviews: Friday 7th July 2017

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Year Manager

Job Reference Code: FA21/0906

Salary range: NJC 22 (£20,611) – 25 (£22,658) depending on experience

Full time, permanent post


We are looking for a talented and inspiring Year Manager to integrate academic and pastoral support giving guidance to students and their families, in order to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, achievement, progress and aspirations. You would be one of the primary points of contact for the students in your year with any issues they may face throughout their time at the Academy.

This post would suit a resilient, highly driven and self-motivated individual, who will go the extra mile to ensure that students achieve beyond their own expectations.

The successful candidate will be:

  • leading by example, through outstanding practice and professionalism;
  • caring about students, their learning, and their futures;
  • driven to make a difference, to overcome barriers, to be relentless in enabling all students to make exceptional progress;
  • committed to your own personal development and to collaborative, consultative working.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 26th June 2017

Shortlisting: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 3rd July 2017

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Teacher of Chemistry

Required for September 2017

Teacher of Chemistry

Job Reference Code: FA13/2803

Salary range: M1 – M6 depending on experience

Full time, permanent post


We are looking for a talented and inspiring teacher of Chemistry who is an enthusiastic and dynamic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a strong desire to engage students in learning. The successful candidate will be someone who can make an impact to the teaching of chemistry in the Academy by leading by example as well as being supportive of other colleagues’ development in the department.

An inspiring approach to teaching with excellent communication skills, a passion for the subject and a commitment to promoting high standards is essential. We are seeking teachers who are resilient, highly driven and self-motivated, who will go the extra mile to ensure that students achieve beyond their own expectations. We welcome applications from NQT’s.

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Teacher of Mathematics with Responsibility for KS3

Required for September 2017

Job Reference Code: FA17/1205

Salary range: M1 – M6 depending on experience

Full time, permanent post

We are looking for a talented and inspiring teacher who is committed to making Mathematics an exciting subject for all of our students and who can work effectively as part of our successful specialist Mathematics team. This post represents a superb career opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic professional who has excellent subject knowledge and a strong desire to engage students in Mathematics learning. Your qualities as an emerging leader will be just as important as your teaching skills.

The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and committed to the success of our students; this role has the opportunity to take the lead in developing numeracy across the school and for helping to develop an exciting new transition venture.

This post would suit a qualified teacher looking to teach Mathematics across all ability groups in KS3 and KS4. NQT’s and KS2 maths specialists are welcome to apply. We are seeking teachers who are resilient, highly driven and self-motivated, who will go the extra mile to ensure that students achieve beyond their own expectations. Our teacher development programme is very strong and we actively support excellent teachers.

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Midday Supervisor

Job Reference Code: FA15/1005

Salary: NJC 9 £7.97 per hour

Part time (8.75 hours per week), permanent post, term time only


Furness Academy are looking for a Midday Supervisor to oversee the smooth-running of activities ensuring the well-being of all students during lunchtime.

The key responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • Supervising students in the dining hall and other parts of the Academy
  • Assisting SEN students with a variety of tasks
  • Cleaning up spillages and sickness
  • Helping to clear away food and stack tables and chairs after students have left the dining hall
  • Ensuring students keep out of areas that are out of bounds, and do not leave the premises in accordance with the Academy policy
  • Dealing with misbehaviour and reporting any problems they are unable to resolve
  • Tending to students who are sick or injured, ensuring they receive appropriate medical attention, and reporting any serious accidents


Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 23rd June 2017

Shortlisting: Friday 23rd June 2017

Interviews: Friday 30th June 2017


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