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We're recruiting newly qualified primary school teachers

​​​​​Teacher in classroom​​Rochdale Borough Council's primary NQT talent pool is open to all newly qualified teachers completing initial teacher training in 2017, who have yet to complete their statutory period of induction.

  • Salary: £22,467 - £33,160 pro-rata
  • Working hours: Full and part-time opportunities
  • Closing date: Friday 24 February 2017 at 12 noon
  • Interview date: Monday 20 March 2017
Apply from ​Tuesday 3 January 2017 on g​reater jo​bs​


Who we're looking for NQTs that are:

  • Enthusiastic, creative and talented
  • Able to provide the highest quality of teaching and learning
  • Committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Keen to make a positive contribution to a school team
Teacher discussing with student

What you can expect:

  • An innovative and forward-thinking working environment: 81% of schools in Rochdale are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted as of 31 March 2016​.
  • A variety of teaching opportunities in a wide range of school types, including small village schools, large urban schools, faith schools and special schools.
  • A supportive and comprehensive induction programme, along with networking and peer support activities.
  • Exciting opportunities for personal and professional development, with access to a wide range of training through the Real Trust.
  • An attractive place to live and work, with beautiful countryside, friendly communities and easy access to Manchester city centre.

 Simple Accordion

New shopping centre plan
  • Rochdale is in the middle of a multimillion pound regeneration programme which has already transformed the town centre with new bus and tram links and an award-winning central library.
  • This year will also see the development of a new shopping centre featuring big-name shops, a cinema and restaurants.
  • The town draws in thousands of visitors each year with a packed events calendar which includes the Feel Good Festival, a free outdoor music festival that attracts visitors from far and wide, and is a firm favourite with the locals.
  • Sailing on Hollingworth Lake
  • The Heywood Sports Village offers a huge range of activities for energetic types, while visitors who prefer a taste of history can hop aboard a steam train on the East Lancashire railway from its base at the Heywood railway station.
  • The Middleton arena, winner of the 'Places for People' design award, offers first class entertainment and sports facilities, with big name comedians regularly making appearances. The annual Christmas panto is also a must for family fun.
  • Littleborough and the Pennines offer some of the North West's finest countryside, all sweeping hillsides and rolling hills, right on their doorstep. The quartet of villages also offer cosy coffee shops and unique independent retailers, where visitors can pick up gifts they wouldn't find anywhere else.