The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Staff Vacancies

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.

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


Teacher of MFL

Starting Salary:MPS
Applications Close:Friday 7th June 2024

We can offer you an opportunity to work in the Modern Foreign Languages Department at one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. We require a well-motivated teacher who is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning. You will be able to teach French/Spanish or both languages up to GCSE Level.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department is a vibrant and dynamic team and offers courses in French and Spanish at GCSE and A Level.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Teacher of Business

Starting Salary:MPS/UPS
Applications Close:Tuesday 7th May 2024

Within the Social Sciences Faculty, we require an outstanding and inspirational teacher of business for September 2024. 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. The post will include teaching at both KS4 and sixth form level. The ability to offer a second subject such as economics will also 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. This post would suit either an NQT or a more experienced colleague.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Teacher of Design and Technology (Maternity Cover) - Resistant Materials or Textiles

Starting Salary:MPS/UPS
Applications Close:Monday 13th May 2024

We require a well-qualified and highly motivated teacher to join the Design Department. We welcome applications from a range of staff from more experienced teachers to those newer to the profession. 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 Resistant Materials and/or Textiles to a minimum of key stage 4.

The Design department offers a range of courses at GCSE and KS5 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 Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Teacher of MFL (Maternity Cover, temporary 1-year contract)

Starting Salary:MPS/UPS
Applications Close:Friday 7th June 2024

We can offer you an opportunity to work in the Modern Foreign Languages Department at one of the top performing comprehensive schools in the country. We require a well-motivated teacher who is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning. You will be able to teach French/Spanish or both languages up to GCSE Level.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department is a vibrant and dynamic team and offers courses in French and Spanish at GCSE and A Level.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Head of Chemistry

Starting Salary:TLR 2.2
Applications Close:Monday 20th May 2024

We require an inspirational teacher to lead the subject of Chemistry from September 2024. 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 we are about to launch an A-level in Environmental Science. 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 its feeder middle schools in the MAT, and developing the curriculum with these schools is a key priority.

If you would like to discuss the role or arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mr S Walker, Head of Science at or phone 01305 266064.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

Please be aware that candidates may be invited for interview before the closing date on the advert. You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Teacher of Chemistry

Starting Salary:MPS/UPS
Applications Close:Monday 20th May 2024

We require a qualified teacher of Chemistry, from September 2024, able to teach at both KS4 and KS5. We welcome applications from experienced teachers or those completing the ECT years.

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 we are about to launch an A-level in Environmental Science. There is also a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities and trips in the department.

If you would like to discuss the role or arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mr S Walker, Head of Science at or phone 01305 266064.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Cover Supervisor

Contracted Hours:31.50 hours per week – Term Time only, plus 3 inset days – Commencing September 2024.
Starting Salary:Grade 7, Point 8 (£11.81 per hour) with scope for progression subject to assessment
£16,167 per annum pro rata for part time hours (£22,777 per annum full time equivalent)
Applications Close:Friday 7th June 2024

We are seeking to appoint a cover supervisor who will be responsible for supervising lessons during the short-term absence of the normal class teacher. You will be required to cover any subject but work will be set in advance. Previous experience of working in the classroom would be an advantage but training and support will be provided. The post may be of interest for those wishing to gain experience prior to a career in teaching.

We require someone with:

  • A genuine interest in young people and their learning
  • The ability to communicate clearly and confidently
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour
  • Qualifications at least to Level 2 or the equivalent
  • The ability to cover physical education lessons would be an advantage

If you have any queries about the post please contact: Mrs Linda Morrison, Assistant Headteacher

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Suzanne Dovell by the deadline.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.


Wessex MAT will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Wessex MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Wessex MAT recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. The Trust values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The Trust supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 Wessex MAT welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.