Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 5NG

01942 487999


Platt Bridge Community School

School Values: Promotes Belief Creates Success

Careers opportunities and current vacancies

It’s an exciting time to be considering a career with Community First Academy Trust… Our Charitable Trust has one legal and moral purpose to advance education in the public interest. 

We offer structured career pathways for teachers and school support staff roles, supported by high-quality professional development in an environment where teachers, school support staff and leaders learn together. 

Click here to review our current opportunities advertised on our Trust website. Click Here to review our School and Trust talent development programme. 

Community First Academy Trust are committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosures. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Trust.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, as part of our recruitment process, we will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to identify any comment, image or other content that could cause reputational damage to the trust and/or give rise to a safeguarding concern. If we discover anything during our searches this will be passed on to the recruitment manager and discussed during interview. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any unconditional appointment is confirmed.


Diversity and inclusion

Community First Academy Trust is committed to creating a diverse environment and ensuring that all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment. We are committed to fair and inclusive recruitment practices and are open to job shares, secondments, part-time, and flexible working schedules.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates 

At Community First Academy Trust, we are proud of the commitment we make to diversity and inclusion and of the progress we have made. We have active & vibrant staff networks, and are continuing to build a diverse trust, in an inclusive environment which nurtures and realises potential in all, at all levels.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Community First Academy Trust is is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics. As an Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

To assist us in understanding how we are progressing to meet these aims and to identify areas for further focus. We are seeking your support to collect information to produce and monitor equal opportunities aggregate statistics.

As part of the application, you’ll be invited to complete an Equal Opportunities section. Completing that section is not mandatory and will not affect or be linked to your application.

Volunteering opportunities at our School  | OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Volunteering at our School is a rewarding experience.  It may be that you would like to volunteer to help your career prospects as you are thinking about coming into teaching or training as a teaching assistant and want to get some experience in advance of going on to applying for courses.  It may be that you want to help us help our children with their learning, for example listening to readers.  It may also be that we have something special going on in school or a particular club that you can help us with.

To register your interest please complete and submit the 'Register your Interest' form below or to find out more about volunteering at our school please review our volunteer policy by clicking here

Community First Academy Trust is committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory references, medical clearance and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Trust.

Our Charitable Trust as one legal and moral purpose to advance education in the public interest. 

We offer structured careers for teachers and support staff members, supported by high-quality professional development in an environment where staff and leaders learn together. 



'Register your Interest' to volunteer at Platt Bridge Community School

Volunteers at our trust bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of pupils. The Board of Trustees therefore, welcomes and encourages volunteers from the local community. Platt Bridge Community School and Start Well Family Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment The recruitment process for new volunteers can take up to half a term to implement and the placement will be dependent on the candidate’s suitability and available spaces within the school or Start Well Family Centre. To start the process please register your interest via the following form. Data is processed inline with our privacy notices available for review at www.cfat.org.uk

Thank you for taking time to complete this Volunteer Application Form.

Your form will be passed to the school office, marked for the attention of the Headteacher.

Your offer of help is greatly appreciated and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

GDPR Privacy Statement

Please be assured that any personal data processed and received through the completion of this volunteer application will be kept securely and processed
in line with our privacy procedures.

All members of Community First Academy Trust are reminded that they are required to take all reasonable steps to protect against any unauthorised or unlawful processing of Personal / Sensitive Data but also against any form of accidental loss, or destruction of, or damage to, personal data that might cause harm as a result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental occurring following any loss, sharing or disclosing of the information contained with the email below.

Employees will contact a member of the GDPR team before disclosing any form of sensitive or personal data of any kind to any third party in the absence of authority to do so.

click here to review our Recruitment Privacy Notice