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Unity Schools Partnership, Teaching School and Research School

Job Title: Administrator

Salary: Grade 4 point 20-23 £19,819 - £21,693, pro rata

FTE: 15/ hpw (flexible) and 39 weeks per year

Job type: Fixed term for 6-8 months 

The Unity Schools Partnership is looking to appoint an Administrator to support the smooth and efficient running of the Research and Teaching Schools. The base will be at the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance offices in Great Cornard in the beautiful Stour Valley.  This is an exciting opportunity to be at the leading edge of research and training in the Education setting.  Candidates need to be able to work as part of a team and also under their own initiative. 

All members of the Unity Schools Partnership are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils/students in becoming confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

To view or download the job description, please click on the job title at the top of this post. A support staff application form is also available on this page on the right under documents. All our posts require applicants to complete the application form attached to this page.

Application details: Please contact TMetson@unitysp.co.uk, or call on 01440 333400

Closing date: 19th October 2018

Interviews week of 29th October 2018

 

Job Title: Trust Caretaker

Salary: Grade 4 point 20-23, £19,819 - £21,693,

FTE: 37/hpw x 52 weeks/year

Job type: Permanent

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen with The Unity Schools Partnership looking to appoint an experienced Caretaker to cover the Primary Schools at Wickhambrook, Kedington and the Trust Offices from November 2018. The appointed person must be flexible to cover other schools within the Trust as necessary.

Under the direction of the Director of Operations the post holder is responsible for:

Assisting in making the school a safe, clean and healthy environment for all

Assisting in maintaining and developing the school premises and grounds

Overseeing the opening and securing of the school site as appropriate when on duty

Working hours will need to be flexible and split shifts will be required.

The successful applicant must have a driving licence and use of their own vehicle.  Travel expenses will be paid.

All members of the Unity Schools Partnership are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils/students in becoming confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

To view or download the job description, please click on the job title at the top of this post. A support staff application form is also available on this page on the right under documents.

For further details please contact Mrs Willson on 01440 333400

Application details. Please contact DWillson@unitysp.co.uk

All our posts require applicants to complete the application form attached to this page.

Closing date: 31 October 2018

Interviews week of: 05/11/18

 

Post:                   Caretaker/Cleaner–in-charge 20 hours per week

Start date:             01/01/19

Salary:                       £8.90 per hour rising to £9.16 from April 2019

Location:                  Ditton Lodge Primary School, Newmarket

Contract type:         Permanent 52 weeks (22 days holiday during school holidays)

 

Ditton Lodge Primary School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, hard-working, reliable and friendly caretaker to join our team.

You will take pride in your work and play a key role in maintaining our school site and providing a safe and welcoming environment for the whole school community.

Your duties will include:

• Unlocking the school and carrying out security checks on the building

• Carrying out and recording of basic checks to help maintain Health & Safety records
• Keeping tidy the exterior of the premises and grounds
• Ad-hoc unlocking/locking of the school and key holder duties as may be required

 

Experience of DIY and ability to carry out minor repairs, general maintenance and decorating is desirable.

Previous experience in this type of role would be an advantage but full training can be provided.

The hours of work will be 7.00 am - 8.00 am and 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm daily during term time with a degree of flexibility.

If you would like an application pack or an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Sheena Datson, Business Manager on 01638613001 or email office@dittonlodge.cambs.sch.uk

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 23 November 2018

Interviews: Thursday 29 November 2018

USP Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity and providing a supportive working environment

 

Two vacancies for CLEANER  

Each position - 10 hours per week term time only

£7.83 per hour rising to £8.55 from April 2019

Grade 2 Point 7

We are looking to appoint a cleaner to work 10 hours per week, after school, term time only.

We are looking for someone who will work within our cleaning team; additional flexible hours to cover cleaning staff absence may also be available during the working week and/or holidays

Do you have: energy, enthusiasm, and take a pride in your work? Do you have high standards of cleaning? If so, you may be just what we need!

Previous experience of working in a cleaning capacity within a school or similar setting will be desirable, but not essential.  Applications from the retired are welcome.

USP Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

If you would like an application pack or an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Sheena Datson, Business Manager on 01638613001 or email office@dittonlodge.cambs.sch.uk

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 23 November 2018

Interview date: 29 November 2018

Visits to school are welcome.

 

Post:               Administrative Assistant

Start date:           November 2018

Salary:                 Grade 2 – Point 2  FTE £16,495 per annum (pro rata)

Location:             Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy

Contract type:    Part time / Term time only (27.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year)

Contract term:    Permanent

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and friendly person to fulfil a key role in our school.

Duties will include:

  • Completing registers for attendance and lunch.
  • Working with the Headteacher to monitor attendance
  • Acting as the first point of contact for visitors
  • Making, receiving and redirecting phone calls
  • Maintaining and creating up to date files for the pupils in school
  • Providing administrative support for school trips, clubs and other activities
  • Sending information to parents using emails, phone calls and letters.
  • Using SIMS  (training will be provided)

You will undertake pupil related, finance and other administrative work to ensure an efficient school office.

As part of the Unity Schools' Partnership, we offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and welcoming team
  • Training to complete your role from school staff and members of the Unity Schools Partnership
  • Support from other schools
  • A wide range of CPD opportunities (in school and through the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • A supportive working environment

For an informal conversation, please contact Karen Payne at the school (01638 66)

Closing date:  5th November 2018

Interviews:      W/c 5th November 2018

Click on the job title at the top of this post to view or download the job description. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

 

 

Post: Teaching Assistant

Temporary Contract initially until August 2019

 20  hours per week

Salary Band: Grade 2 Point 7 – 9 (FTE 16495 to £16755 pro rata) 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational teaching assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will:

  • be sensitive to the needs of children
  • be able to support individual pupil’s personal needs in accordance with the school policy and procedure;
  • be confident in supporting behaviour in accordance with the school policy and procedure;
  • have high expectations of children’s behaviour, progress and attainment.
  • be able to prioritise, plan and organise.
  • have the ability to contribute to and work as part of a team.

You will be required to work with pupils in groups and individually, including those who have special educational needs.  You will be supporting pupil learning and behaviour and assisting the class teacher.

As part of the highly regarded Unity Schools Partnership we offer:

  • Friendly, energetic pupils who are keen to learn and appreciate the support that they are given;
  • A wide range of CPD opportunities, in association with the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance;
  • Opportunities for career progression across the trust;
  • A dedicated, supportive team of professional colleagues and governors.

Further details and application forms are available from Coupals Primary Academy Office: admin@coupalsacademy.co.uk

Click on the job title at the top of this post to view or download the job description.

Closing date:  Friday 2nd November

Interviews w/c: Monday 5th November

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

Post: Nursery class teacher

Location: Westfield Primary Academy, part of the Unity Schools Partnership

Pay Scale: Dependent on experience (Unqualified Teacher Payscale/MPS)

An exciting opportunity is available, for January 2019, for a highly skilled teacher or Early Years Practitioner to teach our fantastic nursery pupils through a child centred approach utilising the best practice in direct teaching and learning through play.

Are you passionate about developing the unique child?  This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in a school with a newly established vision and drive with a determination to make early education exceptional. Training opportunities are significant due to the presence of a teaching school (Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance) at the heart of our Academy Trust which is driving outstanding opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases. Collaboration with other schools and approaches to developing teaching, such as lesson study, put developing first class teaching at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • Is committed to continuing their professional development
  • Understands, and values, the importance of play
  • Is inspirational and aspirational
  • Is a reliable team member
  • Is child centred
  • Is Committed to changing the lives of young people

We can offer:

  • A wide range of CPD opportunities (in school and through the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance)
  • Support from an ambitious leadership team and staff
  • Excellent facilities and resources for teaching and learning
  • A supportive working environment
  • A fantastic team to be a part of
  • Career opportunities and progression across our school and Academy Trust
  • Opportunities to engage with evidence based approaches through the Samuel Ward Research School

You are welcome to make an appointment to visit prior to submitting your application. Please contact David Maguire, Headteacher, on (01440) 761697 or email on ht@westfieldprimaryacademy.co.uk if you would like to arrange a visit.

To view or download the job description please click on the job title at the top of this post.

Closing date: Wednesday 31st October, 2018
Interviews: Friday 2nd November, 2018

 

All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

Post:          PA to Principal

Start date:  December 2018

Salary:  Grade 5, £29,055 pro rata

Location:  Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill, Suffolk

Contract type: 37 hours per week, 41 weeks per year

Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at Samuel Ward Academy working within a Multi-Academy Trust.  You will provide a PA service to the principal including diary management, deadline with enquiries whilst liaising with a range of individuals, and agencies.

You will be confidential and professional as you will be the first point of contact for calls and visitors.  You will attend governors meetings and Line Manage the Office Manager and Site Manager.  Attention to detail is necessary as you will be taking minutes and writing letters.

Previous experience in the Education Sector would be advantageous.

As part of the Unity School Partnership, we offer:

  • A wide range of CPD opportunities (in school, through the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance)
  • Opportunities for career progression (including the opportunity to participate in the Trust’s Leadership Development Programme
  • A supportive working environment

All members of the Unity Schools Partnership staff are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils / students in becoming confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.

To view or download the job description, please click on the job title at the top of this post. The application form is available to download on the right of this page under documents - Support Staff application form.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Lisa Taylor on 01440 333400 or email ltaylor@unitysp.co.uk.

Closing date:  24 October 2018

Interviews: 2 November 2018

All our posts require applicants to complete the application form attached to this page.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

Post:                                   SCHOOL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Location:                            Laureate Community Academy, Newmarket

Start date:                         1st November 2018 (or as soon as available thereafter)

Salary:                                Grade 4, above the mid-point bar / £22,401 per annum (pro rata, based on 37 hours per week)

Contract type:                   A minimum of 25 hours per week / 42 weeks per year (8:00am-1:00pm, five days per week – additional hours may be available according to the                                                         needs of the school)

Contract term:                  Permanent

Closing Date:                    Thursday 25th October 2018

Interview Date:                 Tuesday 30th October 2018

We are seeking an experienced, efficient and committed School Operations Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team.  The successful applicant will lead our office and premises teams in order to maintain the smooth operational running of the school, and will be driven to further improve our existing provision. 

We are a welcoming, inclusive school community rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted.  Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Administrative support to the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team;
  • Management of staff absence, including arranging cover and conducting return to work interviews;
  • Coordination of HR services in conjunction with school and trust colleagues, including safer recruitment;
  • Liaison with school and trust staff regarding operational and strategic financial management of the school;
  • Premises management, including health & safety administration and procurement of best value services;
  • Line management of administrative and premises staff, including appraisal target setting and reviews;
  • Coordination of all matters relating to school governance, including clerking meetings and maintaining policies.

As part of the highly regarded Unity Schools Partnership (formerly known as Samuel Ward Academy Trust), we offer:

  • Friendly, energetic pupils who are keen to learn and appreciate the support that they are given;
  • A wide range of CPD opportunities, in association with the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance;
  • Opportunities for career progression across the trust;
  • A dedicated, supportive team of professional colleagues and governors.

Visits to the school are encouraged - please contact the school office for further details:

For more information about the school, visit the school website (www.laureateacademy.co.uk); you can also find us on Facebook (Laureate Primary School) or Twitter (@LaureatePrimary).  If you would like an informal discussion or meeting prior to submitting your application, please contact the Headteacher in the first instance.

To view or download the job description and person specification, please click on the job title at the top of this post.

Please return completed application forms by email to the above address, or by post to: Laureate Community Academy, Exning Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 0AN.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

Post: 2 Teaching Assistants

Temporary Contracts initially until August 2019

18 hours per week – 9am to 1.30pm, 4 days per week

Salary Band: Grade 2 Point 7 – 9 (FTE 16495 to £16755 pro rata) 

We are looking to appoint 2 enthusiastic and inspirational teaching assistants to join our dedicated and supportive team as soon as possible.

The successful candidates will:

  • be sensitive to the needs of children
  • be able to support individual pupil’s personal needs in accordance with the school policy and procedure;
  • be confident in supporting behaviour in accordance with the school policy and procedure;
  • have high expectations of children’s behaviour, progress and attainment.
  • be able to prioritise, plan and organise.
  • have the ability to contribute to and work as part of a team.

You will be required to work with pupils in groups and individually, including those who have special educational needs.  You will be supporting pupil learning and behaviour and assisting the class teacher.

As part of the highly regarded Unity Schools Partnership we offer:

  • Friendly, energetic pupils who are keen to learn and appreciate the support that they are given;
  • A wide range of CPD opportunities, in association with the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance;
  • Opportunities for career progression across the trust;
  • A dedicated, supportive team of professional colleagues and governors.

Further details and application forms are available from the Wickhambrook Primary Academy Office: admin@wickhambrookschool.co.uk

To view or download the job description and person specification, please click on the job title at the top of this post.

Closing date:  Friday 2nd November

Interviews w/c: Monday 5th November

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks are required for relevant posts.  Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

Post:                    Administrative/ Finance Assistant

Start date:           November 2018

Salary:                 Grade 3 - £16,123 per annum (pro rata)

Location:             Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy

Contract type:    Full time / Term time only (37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

Contract term:    Permanent

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and friendly person to fulfil a key role in our school.

Duties will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for visitors
  • Making, receiving and redirecting phone calls
  • Maintaining and creating up to date files for the pupils in school
  • Placing and monitoring orders
  • Paying invoices
  • Collating termly census information
  • Providing administrative support for school trips, clubs and other activities
  • Sending information to parents using emails, phone calls and letters

The post holder will undertake financial, pupil related and other administrative work to ensure an efficient school office.

As part of the Unity Schools Partnership, we offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and welcoming team
  • Training to complete your role from school staff and members of the UAnity Schools Partnership
  • Support from other schools
  • A wide range of CPD opportunities (in school and through the Suffolk Borders Teaching Alliance)
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • A supportive working environment

For an informal conversation, please contact Karen Payne at the school (01638 663214)

To view or download the job description please click on the job title at the top of this post.

Closing date:  25th October 2018

Interviews:      W/c Monday 29th October 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

 

 

Schools Data and Performance Manager

Location: Unity Schools Partnership

Salary: Grade 7 sp 41 £36,930 to sp 46 £41,961 pa

Job term: Full time, 37 hours per week and 52 weeks per year

Job type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and support teaching and learning across our schools in this newly developed role.  You will report to the Directors of Education and will be responsible for preparing data reports to the board and trustees on all data and performance for all the schools within Unity Schools Partnership.

The successful candidate will have experience of preparing data to support the drive for improvement.  You will play an integral part of the central service team for the trust in becoming a centre of excellence for the schools within the Trust.

All members of the Unity Schools Partnership staff are responsible personally and collectively for supporting pupils / students in becoming confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.

For further enquires please contact; Darren Woodward, Director of Education (Primary) on 01440 333400/ 07854316614 or dwoodward@unitysp.co.uk

To view or download the job description, click on the job title at the top of this post.

All our posts require applicants to complete the application form attached to the page.

Closing Date: 9.00 am, Wednesday 31 October 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 7 November 2018

Unity Schools Partnership is committed equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

  

 

 

 

Post:                      Admin Assistant

Start date:             October 2018

Salary:                   Grade 2

Location               Place Farm Primary Academy

Contract type:       37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year                      

Contract term:       Permanent

Place Farm Primary Academy is a popular, large primary school in Haverhill.  The school has over 400 fabulous children on roll and over 50 dedicated and committed staff.  As part of the Unity Schools Partnership we can offer vast opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and to enable professional development and career progression. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and friendly Admin Assistant to fulfil a key role in our school.

Duties will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for visitors
  • Act as the school’s central communication point for students, parents, staff and other visitors
  • Control students signing in and out during school hours
  • Providing administrative back-up and support to the schools Administrative team.

Application packs are available to download from the Trust vacancies page, to be returned to Mrs Franks at sfranks@placefarm.org.uk

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Sarah Franks on 01440 760088 or email as above.

Closing date:  Monday 8 October 2018(4pm)

Interviews:    Monday 15 October

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

 

 

Post:              Mid-Day Supervisors  (2 positions)

Start date:    October 2018

Salary:           Grade 1/Point 6 - £8.50 per hour

Hours:           1.15hrs per day – 6.25 per week

Location:      Coupals Primary Academy, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill CB9 0LB

Coupals Primary Academy are looking for 2 Mid-day Supervisors to join our lunch time team, to help ensure our children have a positive, supported experience.

 

IT Technician:

To be based at either Newmarket Academy or Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill

Salary: Grade 5 points 27 - 31 (52 weeks per year) £24,657 - £28,221

Initially fixed term for one year.

Closing date: 28th September 2018, Interview date: week ending 5th October 2018

37 hours a week

Required from October 2018.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional IT technician to support high quality teaching and learning across the schools.

We want from you:

  • to be able to work under pressure
  • passion about contributing effectively to whole school improvement
  • vision, imagination and commitment to add to the strengths of the department, to meet the highest standards and to be a role model for our students.
  • You must be able to work well as a team and be able to plan your own work accordingly in an independent manner, whilst taking into consideration Health and Safety as a priority.
  • Actively contribute to the overall ethos and values of the Trust
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust within the local community and beyond, ensuring that the ethos and values are promoted and upheld at all times

We can offer you:

  • high aspirations and expectations of student achievement
  • students who are enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • excellent professional development and guidance
  • an academy committed to doing the best for its students.

Job description can be viewed and/or downloaded if you click on the job title above.

Unity Schools Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

 

 

 

 

JOIN THE UNITY SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP SUPPLY REGISTER:

• Excellent daily rates

• A welcoming and supportive working environment

We are seeking high quality Teachers and Instructors to join the Unity Schools Partnership Supply Register. You will be welcomed and valued as a member of the teaching team working within our partnership of schools located around the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders

Please contact Tracey metson: tmetson@unitysp.co.uk for an application pack and more information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

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We look forward to hearing from you!