Staff Vacancies

Cams Hill School is a state comprehensive secondary school that has high quality teaching and learning opportunities along with a deep and embedded strong academic drive. These elements, coupled with a phenomenal co-curricular programme of activities, engage, challenge, inspire and develop highly qualified, confident, resilient individuals.

We are extremely proud of our school. It is a special place to learn and work and, at Cams Hill, it is definitely the people that make the place: pupils, staff; parents and carers. All staff are part of a culture of trust, autonomy, parity, respect and are regularly recognised for their contributions. All staff complete annual performance management reviews with the opportunity to receive progression through the pay scale and the potential to receive remuneration for exceptional performance.

Cams Hill School recognises the benefits derived from investing in our staff, and there are a number of additional benefits available to all staff:

  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free parking for all staff
  • Access to School Dining with Chef Manager
  • Childcare vouchers if already part of the scheme
  • Annual Flu Jabs offered via the onsite welfare team, free
  • Assistance towards eye tests and glasses

For teaching staff we are able to offer the following:

  • 0.68 average contact ratio for teaching which is far lower than national average. Our teachers have more time to plan, prepare and evaluate their teaching
  • Average class size of 23.7 so teachers have greater ability to build relationships with smaller classes
  • An evidence informed approach to assessment, marking and feedback which supports pupil learning and manageable workload for teachers
  • A programme of Continued Professional Learning designed to develop teachers at every stage of their career
  • Performance management targets which are not based on pupil performance data
  • Departmental work/ staff rooms in many subject areas
  • IT equipment – laptops, ipads for all teachers
  • Interactive whiteboards installed in all classrooms

If you would like to be part of a school which develops pupils to be positive contributors to society, and which values its staff, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please see below a list of our current vacancies. If you have queries regarding the positions advertised please do not hesitate to contact:

Current Vacancies:


Location: Cams Hill School

Salary: Grade C £18,933 - £19,941 FTE -Actual Salary £16,195 - £17,058 per annum

Hours: Full-Time hours, 37 hours, 39 weeks a year (term time only)

Application Deadline: 16-07-2021

Cams Hill School are seeking an enthusiastic Curriculum Technician to join an enthusiastic, committed team who work closely with teachers to prepare science lessons, setting up demos and whole class experiments and ensuring the provision of a safe learning environment.

Working as a Technician can be extremely rewarding but also very demanding. You must be able to work well under pressure, on your own, and as part of the overall team whilst maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.

Ideally this position would suit someone who has some knowledge of Science, preferably to GCSE level or above. A good standard of literacy and numeracy will also be required, as would a flexible and enthusiastic attitude.

Are you:
• passionate about the future of education and the Science department?
• eager to take on a role that requires you to be relentless, rigorous, and resilient?
• adaptable, creative, reliable, and honest as a colleague who also enjoys close team working?

Please download an application pack from the Staff Vacancies page on our website: Contact Details – e-mail: or telephone: 01329 231641 (24hr answerphone)


This post is offered subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the Cams Hill School Pay Policy, and the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other pre-employment checks. This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Salary: Voluntary. £0 per annum

Hours: 4-year term of office, Hours vary | Term time only (39 weeks a year)

Application Deadline: 23-07-2021

Cams Hill School are recruiting Governors to join an enthusiastic, committed Board of Governors. School Governors are volunteers who are responsible for governing a school and directing how it
is managed and run.

The role includes:

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of the school
  • The board creates robust accountability for executive leaders through rigorous analysis of performance data and financial information.
  • Setting the school’s vision and values, and the strategy for achieving this vision
  • The school’s vision will centre on pupil progress and achievement. Working with senior leaders, the board sets strategic objectives to help the school reach its goals.
  • Ensuring the school’s financial success and probity
  • Governors are responsible for ensuring that the school operates with regularity, propriety and value for money, using only the resources it has available.

The role responsibilities include:

  • Develop the schools vision and strategy
  • Establish a culture of high educational standards, which promotes staff and pupil wellbeing
  • Ensure all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Monitor provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities
  • Monitor educational performance of the school, using a range of data sources
  • Ensure stakeholders (parents, pupils, staff and the local community) are informed and consulted as appropriate
  • Approve the budget for the school
  • Monitor and evaluate the school’s financial performance
  • Approve and review school policies, and hold staff to account for their implementation
  • Ensure the school is compliant with legal requirements, including that all statutory policies and documents are in place
  • Carry out the appointment and performance management of the Headteacher
  • Monitor and evaluate the school’s staffing structure
  • Monitor health and safety in the school

Skills and experience
Essential for all Governors:

  • Critical listening and the ability to ask effective questions
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication
  • Problem solving and analysis

Desirable – one or more of the following:

  • Understanding of data
  • Finance and/or accounting knowledge
  • HR experience
  • Knowledge of education
  • Leadership and management
  • Risk management
  • Legal expertise
  • Marketing and communications

Time commitment
The time commitment for the Governor role will vary. There are six Full Governing Body meetings held per year which are attended by all Governors. These meetings are normally held
on weekday evenings and last between 1 – 3 hours; however, this may vary as required.

Governors also sit on a committee focused on an area they have knowledge of, or are particularly interested in. Cams Hill School has three committees including; Resources Committee, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and Pastoral Committee. You will be allocated to one committee which will meet six times a year.

You will be expected to prepare for meetings including reading papers and preparing questions for senior leaders.

You will also be expected to undertake any training required to enable you to discharge your role effectively.

Governors are also expected to visit the school while it is open to pupils and prepare reports on the findings of their visits.

The Governor role is voluntary and is unpaid; however, some expenses can be claimed.

If you would like to apply, please download the Governor Application pack on our website


Contact details:
Mrs Ashley Billinghurst, Clerk to Governors,, 01392 231641

Cams Hill School
Shearwater Avenue
PO16 8AH

Following shortlisting, applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Chair of Governors, Headteacher and one other Governor.


This post is offered subject to the terms and conditions laid down by Cams Hill School. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other pre-appointment checks. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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2020 SCHOOL LEAVERS - if you have not collected your examination certificates, please do so before Thursday 22 July 2021. Certificates are held in Reception and can be collected between 8.30am and 3.30pm. Parents, carers, or siblings are able to collect certificates but they will need a signed letter from you giving them permission and photo ID for themselves.