Support Staff

Role: Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year in the first instance

Hours: 34.5 hours per week / 40 weeks per year (term time)

Salary range: £11,977 - £15,079 actual, including holiday pay

Location: LWS Academy, Montefiore Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7NL

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated individual who is a good communicator, patient with a friendly approach and able to work independently to join the Learning and Pastoral Team at LWS Academy.

You would be supporting secondary aged boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. This is a challenging but rewarding role for the right person with the right temperament. Previous experience of working with disengaged adolescents would be an advantage.

We would be interested in receiving an application from you if you;

  • Have a passion for inclusion
  • A commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • A demonstrated commitment to safeguarding
  • Outstanding inter-personal skills and are an effective communicator
  • Sensitive to students’ needs
  • A determination to nurture enjoyment and success for students
  • Are an enthusiastic individual with an excellent sense of humour
  • Proven team player

Role: Cover Supervisors - across MAT

Hours: 33 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Location: Bay House School & Sixth Form, Brune Park Community School

Actual salary: £12,516 including holiday pay

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are always looking to recruit highly motivated Cover Supervisors to work across the secondary provision within the MAT.

We would be interested in receiving speculative applications to hold on file.

You should be able to take classes for absent teachers, ensuring pupils complete work set by the teacher and practical classroom and administrative support when cover supervision is not required. Experience of classroom and behaviour management would be desirable, however training will be given. Applicants will need to have grade C GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics.

Duties include:

  • Supervising students in lessons between the ages of 11 and 16
  • Issuing work set by the absent teacher
  • Managing the class to ensure all students continue to learn effectively

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • A commitment to the education and well-being of pupils
  • Empathy with pupils and sympathetic to their needs
  • Proficiency in literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • Experience of working in a school environment or other environment with young people
  • Good communication skills and able to clarify and explain instructions clearly
  • Professionally discrete and able to respect confidentiality on particular issues
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and sense of humour, enabling effective relationships with a variety of different people
  • Team worker
  • Capable of working on own initiative
Job Description & Person Specification

Role: Head of Human Resources

Contract: Permanent

Start date: 1 January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Hours: 37 hours per week - term time (plus agreed weeks) and full time, 52 weeks considered {please address this in your application}

Salary: Salary Negotiable dependent on experience

Location: Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport, Hants, PO12 3BU

Closing date: Friday 8th December 2017, noon

GFM Education are looking to appoint a Head of Human Resources who will set the strategy and lead on all HR related matters affecting the Multi Academy Trust. Working across all of its academies and reporting to the Executive Finance Director, you will be supported by an experienced HR Manager and administrative support.

The primary purpose of this role is to guide and manage the overall provision of HR services, policies and programs for the GFM, ensuring it fulfils its legal obligations and adopts best practice solutions. To be successful in this role, you will have already gained exposure to the various facets of Human Resources, furthermore, you must possess excellent stakeholder relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. It is essential that the successful candidate will have a CIPD or equivalent qualification and a strong understanding of employment law.

The role calls for somebody who will not be fazed by interruptions in a busy school environment and has an interest in working in a community where you would be contributing to the progress and health & wellbeing of our learners.

Head of Human Resources - Person Spec

Role: Head of Finance

Contract: Permanent

Start date: 1 January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Hours: 37 hours per week - term time (plus agreed weeks) and full time, 52 weeks considered {please address this in your application}

Salary: Salary Negotiable dependent on experience

Location: Brune Park School, Military Road, Gosport, Hants, PO12 3BU

Closing date: Friday 8th December 2017, noon

GFM Education are looking to appoint a dynamic individual to the post of Head of Finance across all of its academies.

The successful candidate will provide leadership and management to the GFM’s finance function to enable the GFM to run smoothly, efficiently and effectively in the delivery of the GFM’s core aims. Reporting to the Executive Finance Director, the post holder will play a crucial role in the strategic planning and preparation of annual budgets and future financial forecasting models, ensuring the GFM maintains robust accounting, reporting and internal control systems and leading the development and future growth of the financial team.

An integral part of this post is financial management and the successful post holder will need to be highly competent in this area – it is essential that the successful candidate will have an Accountancy/Auditor background (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/ CIPFA) with preferred knowledge of the education sector.

The role calls for somebody who will not be fazed by interruptions in a busy school environment and has an interest in working in a community where you would be contributing to the progress and health & wellbeing of our learners.

Head of Finance - Person Spec

Role: Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Start date: ASAP following completion of safe recruitment procedures

Hours: 5 hours 25 minutes per week / 39 weeks per year

Working pattern: 12 – 1 pm daily

Salary: Actual salary £1,864 per annum (£15,014 fte)

Location: Gomer Junior School, Pyrford Close, Gosport, PO12 2RP

Closing date:

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a Lunchtime Supervisor Assistant to work alongside the catering team at Gomer Junior School to provide an efficient service during lunchtime.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills and empathy for young people. They will also have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be reliable, flexible and hardworking in what can be a physically demanding position.

Job Description & Person Specification

Role: Community Leisure Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap on completion of safe recruitment procedures

Hours: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary: £15,613 - £16,123 per annum

Shift allowance: 12.5% will be applied to this role {17,564 - £18,138 with shift allowance)

Site: Brune Park Community School - Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust

Closing date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Due to the current post holder moving to another position within the GFM, Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate to join a dedicated team at Brune Park providing assistance in the smooth running of the community facilities.

The role will involve dealing directly with members of the public, students and staff and excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task and have a keen eye for detail. You should be a team-player who is personable, approachable with a good sense of humor.

You will have knowledge and experience in the use of ICT equipment, including Microsoft Excel, Word and SIMS. Full training will be provided in the use of software.

Job Description & Person Specification
This post has closed early due to volume of applications received.

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year

Start date: 4 January 2018

Hours: 30.25 – 34 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time). Hours of duty to be agreed.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience but will be a minimum of £10,568 - £11,878

Site: Bay House and Brune Park Community School, Gosport

Closing date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Are you driven to make a difference to the lives of young people?

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint confident, self-motivated individuals who are good communicators, patient with a friendly approach and able to work independently to join the teams at Bay House and Brune Park School.

Key workers support high quality teaching and learning within and beyond the classroom and contribute to the progress, achievement and engagement of young people in the life of the school. Applicants will demonstrate a passion for working with young people and a strong sense of belief that every child with the right support can achieve to their very best.

Personal qualities required:

  • You will have high expectations of every child regardless of their background and will recognise that some children require additional support to make the excellent progress we aspire to for all our learners
  • You will be committed to building a young person’s self-confidence, self-belief and self esteem
  • You will have a strong work ethic, be enthusiastic and have a good sense of humour
  • You are approachable, someone who shows respect, fairness, trust and enjoys investing in relationships
  • This role will genuinely make a difference to a young person’s self-belief, self-esteem and self-confidence

If appointed to this role:

  • You will be attached to a number of pupils, with a range of abilities
  • Your skills, experience and expertise will be used to support and enable your allocated pupils to secure good progress in their lessons and with their learning.
  • You will work as a member of a department team, supporting and developing young people to access their learning, and close achievement gaps by helping to raise standards for all pupils.
  • You will need to demonstrate that you will bring skills and experience in your approach to young people and their learning that will enable them to develop over time.
  • You will need to have the capacity to be creative and innovative, where appropriate, in the approaches you take.
  • Guidance, supervision, coaching and training will be integral to how you are supported in the role.
  • You will work alongside experienced teaching and other professionals, you will be trained to regularly sample, and drive the improvement of the quality of work produced by pupils and implement strategies to accelerate their progress.
  • You will also work alongside your team and teachers in the department to provide periodic updates about the provision for, and progress of, the pupils you are working with.

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year

Start date: 4 January 2018

Hours: 37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time). Hours of duty to be agreed.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience but will be a minimum of £12,926

Site: Bay House and Brune Park Community School, Gosport

Closing date: Thursday 30 November 2017

This is an exciting opportunity that will offer the right person the opportunity to share and use their expert subject knowledge to accelerate the progress of pupils in one of the core subjects, Math, English or Science. An ‘A’ Level in one of the core subjects is highly desirable.

  • You will be passionate about your subject, have high expectations of every child regardless of their background and will recognise that some children require additional support to make the excellent progress we aspire to for all our learners.
  • This role will have a significant impact on closing attainment gaps for disadvantaged pupils.
  • This role will genuinely make a difference to a young person’s life chances and opportunities post 16.

If appointed to this role:

  • You will be attached to a number of pupils (with a range of abilities) who are eligible for the ‘Pupil Premium’ or ‘Catch up’ funding. This funding is targeted at supporting certain groups of pupils who are more likely to underachieve
  • Your expertise will be used to address the current underlying inequalities in attainment between children eligible for these premiums and their peers by ensuring that your specialist subject knowledge and skills reach the pupils who need it most
  • You will work as a member of a department team, supporting and developing teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on closing gaps in pupil attainment by helping to raise standards for all pupils
  • You will need to demonstrate that you will bring subject-specific skills, experience and an approach to young people and their learning that will enable them to develop over time
  • You will need to have the capacity to be creative and innovative, where appropriate, in the approaches you take
  • Guidance, supervision, coaching and training will be integral to how you are supported in the role
  • You will work alongside experienced teaching and other professionals, you will be trained to regularly sample, and drive the improvement of the quality of work produced by pupils and implement strategies to accelerate their progress
  • You will also work alongside teachers in the department to provide periodic updates about the provision for, and progress of, the pupils you are working with

Role: Maintenance Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap on completion of safe recruitment procedures

Hours: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary: Depending on/commensurate with experience

Site: GFM Education – across sites (Bay House/Brune Park/Gomer Junior/LWS Academy)

Hours of duty likely to be 1 – 9 pm during term time and 8 – 4 pm in school holidays

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated individual who is a good communicator, patient with a friendly approach and able to work independently to join our busy maintenance team.

You will provide general maintenance tasks typically involving carpentry, glazing, brick/block work, plumbing, minor electrical works and decorating. The role is a physical one and will require the use of scaffolding, ladders and towers.

You may be required to work some of your contracted hours at other schools within the Trust as deemed reasonable and subject to the needs of the different establishments.

Job Description & Person Specification

How to apply

Applicants applying for a position must complete the GFM application form. Please ensure all sections of the application are filled in and that all gaps between employment are noted.  Please do not send CVs as we are unable to accept these.

For enquiries and to return applications email hr@gfmat.org or telephone 023 92 616012

Where we receive a large volume of applications, we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

 

Application Form – Support Staff

 

Thinking about training to become a teacher?

This role could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme (both Salaried and Training) or other opportunities in the field of education. We support both School Direct and PGCE initial teacher training opportunities. For further information please contact David Higginbottom dhigginbottom@bayhouse.hants.sch.uk or Rachael Twining rtwining@bayhouse.hants.sch.uk

Safeguarding statement

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.