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Bankside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosures and Barring Service Check.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Are you passionate about helping children learn through exploration and play?
Are you looking for the next step in your career?
Do you want to be part of an aspirational school community that wants the ‘best for and from’ all its stakeholders?

Bankside primary is a large, inner city primary school. We are a lively and exciting place to work.

We work hard to secure the ‘Bankside Best’ outcomes for our children and community and want our children to shine, to be articulate, confident and socially aware from the very start of school.

In addition to this we are in a fabulous new building with excellent facilities. Look at our web site to see more information about our school – there is always lots going on and you will be amazed at how much our children do and achieve.

Current Vacancies

There are no vacancies at current however please do keep checking as this page is regularly updated.


Recruitment at Bankside

We follow a safer recruitment protocol at school for the recruitment of staff for both paid work and volunteers. This extends throughout the recruitment process but also in the ethos we embed with all people working within our school that all our children and staff / volunteers have the right to be safe and feel safe in our school and that at Bankside we expect ‘The Best For you and The Best From You.

Paid employment
All our paid jobs are advertised either on recruitment website, eteach, our web site or locally depending on the role or a combination of the routes given above.

When applying for any job at Bankside you must complete the relevant application form, CVs will not be accepted. If you have any gaps in your employment you must ensure you give details about why.

Please refer closely to the person specification of the role you are applying for when completing the knowledge / skills and experience section of the application form, giving details of how you meet the person specification with specific examples.

We require two referees for all roles, it is your responsibility to ensure these are provided and will be able to give a reference. Please give an email address for your referee as it makes contact easier.

Jobs will only offered following a comprehensive selection process which will include activities as well as an interview. All offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory referees, evidence of qualifications and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

All paid employment is subject to a probationary period where we review your skills, knowledge, attitude and attendance.

Volunteers / placements

We welcome applications for volunteers and placements. If you are at college / university and wish to do your placement here as part of your course you need to email school directly stating the name of the course, reason for placement, duration and why you would like your placement at Bankside. We will contact your college to verify the need for your placement and that they recommend you as a suitable candidate in school. We will then invite you into school for an informal interview. You must have an enhanced DBS completed by your university / college for your course prior to being able to start your placement.

We consider volunteers who are not studying as we recognise that some people need work experience or are considering a career change and want to try it out first. In this situation you need to complete a volunteers application form and provide information regarding why you want to volunteer at Bankside primary school. You need to provide two referees who will contact prior to your interview. You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS with school as our governors have decided that for all placement / volunteers an enhanced DBS must be in place prior to the placement starting.

All volunteers / placements have an induction to school which covers our golden rules, behaviour expectations, child protection etc.

Volunteers / placements complete a placement agreement contract and confidentiality agreement. We reserve the right to end any placements / volunteers without notice.

Year 10 – work experience students
We welcome applications from year 10 work experience. Your work experience co-ordinator will give you our application form.

Please note we do not accept placements from ex Bankside pupils because we want work experience for year 10/12 pupils to be a meaningful insight into work; returning to the familiar environment of your old primary school, with a great many of the same teachers and staff, does not provide a realistic ‘snapshot’ of a professional environment. We believe that, if you are keen to experience work in an educational setting, it would be much more beneficial to get an insight into a different environment so you learn that each school is unique

When we receive your application form we will consider it and request a reference from your tutor. We will then invite you in for an informal interview and induction prior to the start of your placement.

School works in close partnership with Leeds Safeguarding Childrens Board ( As the information above highlights, safeguarding our children is paramount at Bankside.

See below for related policies for volunteer work 

BPS Initial Teacher Training Policy

BPS Work Experience Policy