Reception Lead Teacher


Full-time and permanent

(Required for Easter 2023 or earlier if possible)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Reception Lead Teacher to join the team at our successful 2 form entry primary school. Our EYFS unit consists of a 52 place Nursery and 2 Reception classes of 30 pupils each. There are currently 10 staff members in our EYFS Unit.

You will be committed to maintaining and promoting the high standards and expectations we have at St Richard’s. Applications are welcomed from teachers who are eager to lead a dedicated team of reception staff in a vibrant setting with amazing children. It will be essential that you are able to articulate and positively support the strong Catholic ethos of the school.

St Richard’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a happy, warm and caring school with a dedicated team who work hard to support each other and provide the best care and education for all our children. We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted (June 2012) and our RE (Section 48) inspection of January 2018 also judged the school to be outstanding in all areas.

Please visit our website in order to find out more about our school. We encourage and warmly welcome visits from prospective applicants – please phone Mrs Alison Marshall, Business Manager, on 0161 224 5552 in order to arrange a look around school.

St Richard’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service, satisfactory references and completion of the CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form.

Application forms are available from the school by e-mailing and on the school website under vacancies.

Completed paper applications should be returned to Fr M Dever, Chair of Governors, St Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 5TN. Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for short-listing.

N.B. The application form has been personalised to St Richard’s (Request for Consent section, pages 15 – 16). Applicants should not download the form directly from the CES website.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 1st February 2023

Shortlisting:  Wednesday 1st February 2023

Lesson Observations (in your current setting where possible): Monday 6th February and Tuesday 7th February 2023

Interview and tasks date: Monday 13th February 2023


Reception Lead Teacher Job Description

Reception Lead Teacher Person Spec

St Richard’s (CES) Model Application Form – Teacher

St Richard’s – (CES) Rehabilitation of Offenders Disclosure Form







Administrative & Finance Assistant: Permanent

Grade 4  SCP 7 – 11: £22,369 – £24,054 per annum pro rata

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm, Term time only + 5 days


St Richard’s R C
Address: Wilpshire Avenue, Longsight, M12 5TL
Tel: 0161 224 5552 Fax: 0161 248 6003
Post: Admin & Finance Assistant: Permanent
Grade and Salary:  Grade 4  SCP 7 – 11: £22,369 – £24,054 per annum pro rata
Hours:  Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm, Term time only + 5 days
Start Date: 27th February 2023
Description of  Post:

St Richard’s is a vibrant and caring school with a dedicated team who work hard to provide the best provision for the children and their families. The school is graded as outstanding in all areas (OFSTED & Diocese of Salford most recent inspections).


The Governors of St Richard’s are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic, caring administrative assistant who would thrive in our busy and efficient school office environment. The successful applicant will: –

  • have excellent interpersonal skills
  • possess excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, including a sound knowledge of Word & Excel
  • ideally have some knowledge and experience of Schools Information Management systems and attendance management
  • be able to work independently or as part of a team
  • have a flexible approach and the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • be willing to undertake first aid duties


The school welcomes visits from applicants – please contact Mrs Alison Marshall (0161 224 5552) to make an appointment.

Application forms, job description and person specification are available from the advertiser’s website or from the school.

We accept paper applications only; these should be returned to Fr M Dever, Chair of Governors, St Richard’s Presbytery, Sutcliffe Avenue, M12 5TN

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 10th February 2023 Shortlisting: Friday 10th February 2023 (pm) Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by phone as soon as possible after shortlisting
Interview date: Thursday 16th February 2023


Person Specification and Job Description

Application Form Support Staff – CES