Administration Assistant (Maternity Cover) – Thomas Bewick School
Prosper Learning Trust
N4 SCP 7-9 £22,369 to £23,194 per annum pro rata (actual £17,390 to £19,916)
37 hours per week - term time only +5 training days
24th Sep 2023
Thomas Bewick School is seeking to appoint an administrative assistant with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly admin team, to start as soon as possible. Please note this post is to provide maternity cover.
The successful applicant will be expected to work at any of the school’s sites as required (Site 1 on Linhope Road, Site 2 on West Denton Way, Site 3 based at Broadwood). The post holder will be expected to be able to manage their own workload and respond to the many interruptions of a busy school office. The successful applicant needs to be committed, flexible and motivated in their work. Training and support will be provided to the successful applicant.
Thomas Bewick School is a specialist provision for autistic children and young people. We cater for children and young people aged 3 -19 years with a range of abilities and differences associated with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and all of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The school is arranged over three different sites: our Broadwood Site based in Denton Burn, and our Site 1 and Site 2, both based in West Denton. Our relevant, exciting and challenging curriculum is taught and supported by a team of caring, friendly and dedicated staff who are trained in a range of ASC specific approaches and strategies. All of our pupils have access to an autism specific environment with a range of specialist facilities and activities available to support different aspects of their learning and development.
Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open during the 2023/2024 academic year. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.
The Trust is proud to say that the Real Living Wage is matched and we also offer the successful candidate:
- A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
- Opportunities for career development and support with development through Trust wide CPD programmes
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and support from the Trust’s Wellbeing Network Group
- Access to either Teacher’s Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme
Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
The successful candidate will be deployed initially at Thomas Bewick School but will be expected to work at any Prosper Learning Trust site should the need arise.
Completed applications should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please clearly state in the subject header of your email JOB APPLICATION the PLACE and the ROLE you are applying for, i.e. JOB APPLICATION, THOMAS BEWICK SCHOOL, ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT (MATERNITY COVER).
We can only accept CVs when accompanied by a fully completed application form.
Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2023 12pm
Interviews will be held during week commencing: Monday 2nd October 2023
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Melanie Cairns (Trust Academies Business Support Lead):
Please note: if you have not heard from us by Monday 2nd October please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
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Prosper Learning Trust
Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.
Prosper Learning Trust was formed to help vulnerable young people succeed. Many children and young people face challenges in their lives that many adults will happily never experience, Prosper Learning Trust’s range of academies are here to support them in doing so.
Wherever possible we will help these young people to thrive in a mainstream educational setting. Where that cannot happen, we will provide a safe space for them in one of our Alternative Provision schools until they are ready to return or move on.
Our Specialist Academies offer autistic children and young people the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment, where differences are celebrated, and every pupil is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
Through our academies, we provide high quality teaching, curriculum and care in a range of environments. We provide education from 0 to 18 years old, in normal school settings, in hospitals, and via outreach work and support transition between them at every stage.Visit School Website