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Employment Opportunities

Please find in this section details of our current vacancies and how to apply.  You are able to find a more detailed description of each role available by clicking on the job title in the right-hand menu.

The St Laurence Education Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment check.  All applicants, (regardless of position) are requested to read the Safeguarding Policy as part of our commitment to safeguarding of children. 

Please ensure you read the attached Safeguarding Policy and the Safer Recruitment Policy before applying.

For further details and guidance on how to apply, please contact the Human Resources department on 01439 766415 or email

Why Ampleforth

Catholic education and Benedictine values underpin everything we do at Ampleforth, whether a student or member of staff is Catholic or not. We believe that humanity is a gift that we receive through others and that our relationships unlock the unique potential in each person. Our values form the foundation of our approach to all our work and how we work with one another:

Respect: recognising and nurturing the unique talents of every individual and oneself, understanding that we grow and learn from our differences and are made a better person by each other.

Hospitality: committing to live in such a way as to be welcoming and open to all, and to invite people to experience living life more fully in our community.

Attentiveness: being sensitive to the needs of others as well as one’s own needs and supporting the mutual well-being of everyone in the community; wanting what is best for each other.

Equilibrium: nurturing the well-being and resilience of each individual and one’s own, and thereby of the community, to achieve mental and emotional balance and personal fulfilment.

Stewardship: cultivating a sense of responsibility and care for the people and the world around us, as well as oneself, to ensure our community and environment thrive.

Integrity: developing within ourselves strong principles, sound judgement, and the resilience needed to do the right thing.

Working Environment & Support

Working Environment
This is an enjoyable and stimulating place to work. Our staff body seeks to work to core values and codes of conduct developed from the Rule of St Benedict.

Staff Support
We endeavour to support all staff members to the very best of our ability. We operate family-friendly policies such as childcare voucher schemes, company maternity provisions (enhanced Statutory Maternity Pay) and flexible working opportunities. There is also an Employee Assistant Programme offering a free and confidential 24/7 support service.  This service provides unlimited access to advice and information, coaching and counselling where appropriate. In addition to this, a Staff Chaplain is also available to offer advice and support.

Welfare & Benefits
Ampleforth takes the welfare, health and wellbeing of its staff seriously. We offer multiple leisure opportunities such as reduced Sports Centre membership, discounted rates at the Ampleforth College Golf Course in the neighbouring village, Gilling East, fishing licences for the Ampleforth lakes and a staff cycle to work scheme. The grounds of the campus are well maintained and open to staff for walking and running. On top of professional development, welfare, support and a generous pension scheme, the St Laurence Education Trust also offers its staff many day-to-day perks. These include a discount in the Abbey Shop and Tea Room, as well as a free hot lunch including a choice of main course, pudding and fresh fruit. Although the site was not originally designed with the car in mind, staff parking is available.  Employees with children in the School may be able to access discounts, discretionary bursaries, or salary sacrifice in line with current Trust policy. 

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