Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Politics, Sociology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (1 year Fixed Term Contract)
MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3

Job summary

 Teacher of Sociology & Politics

1 year Fixed Term Contract – MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 

(may consider part time appointment) 

 Required from September 2021 

We wish to appoint a committed, well-qualified and highly effective teacher to teach Sociology & Politics at KS5. 

St Robert of Newminster Catholic School & Sixth Form College is part of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of 5 secondary schools and 24 primary schools from across Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and Northumberland, in the west of the Diocese. The Trust will expand to 30 schools by the end of 2021 and reach a total of 48 schools by 2022. 

 How to apply 

Application forms and further details are available from our website and should be returned to Please note that restrictions on visiting our school are still in force due to COVID-19 

Closing date: Noon, 18th June 2021 

Shortlisting: w/c 21st June 2021 

Interviews to be held: w/c 21st June or 28th June 2021 

Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for shortlisting. 

The board and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we wish to ensure you are aware of the purpose for which we are requesting your consent to collect and process the data we have asked you to provide on this application form. For further information on the data we collect and the reasons for this, please refer to the ‘Notes for Applicants’ document. 

Equality Monitoring 

Applicants are not required to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, however, if they do, they will be helping the school to fulfil its obligations under the Equality Act 2010. 

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will be used purely for monitoring and statistical purposes and will not form part of the application or the recruitment process. The persons involved in the recruitment process will not have sight of the completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. 

Emailed applications are acceptable 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the interviews for this position may be remote, therefore if you are able, we would encourage candidates to hand sign any documents which require signature and then email the scanned version to the school. Original documents should be signed as soon as circumstances allow. 

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available from our website and should be returned to Please note that restrictions on visiting our school are still in force due to COVID-19

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School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1598 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email

About St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College

 We are a voluntary aided 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school with over 1,600 students on roll. The school serves the Catholic parishes in Washington, Birtley, Penshaw, Houghton and Hetton. It is situated in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. We are part of the Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Trust, along with our five feeder primary schools (St Joseph’s Washington, St Bede’s, St John Boste, Our Lady Queen of Peace and St Michael’s) as well as Cardinal Hume Catholic Secondary School and St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, both in Gateshead.

St Robert’s enjoys an excellent local and regional reputation. Our positive Catholic ethos, integral to all that we do, provides the basis for the highest standards of care, relationships and academic achievement. We are proud of the school’s place within the local community and we provide a caring, inclusive, challenging and supportive environment for young people of all abilities so that they may flourish and achieve excellence. A varied curriculum provides academic success and a wide range of activities, including music, art, drama and sport.
We are committed in our drive to achieve the very best for our students in terms of their learning, achievement, enrichment and their spiritual formation. 

School location

Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AF

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