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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hpw / 52 wpy (8.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 8.30 am - 4 pm)

Salary range: ISR Point 6-9 starting on Point 6 and full time salary £20,043 pa

Site(s): Cross Phase

Closing date: 

This role will see you providing support to either an individual or team and is vital for the smooth-running of our service. Duties may include diary and calendar organising, fielding telephone calls, responding to parents and providing wider support within the admin team.

 

Are you looking for a varied and exciting role?

Do you want to work in a supportive environment in the largest Academy Trust in Gosport?

Join us!

 

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for (but not limited to):

  • Diary and calendar organisation for Associate Headteachers
  • Coordination of Cross Phase Headship meetings
  • Responding to parents and arranging for parental meetings with Associate Headteachers
  • Arranging agenda and speakers for weekly staff briefings in both secondary schools
  • Completion of communications with home – letters, email, texts and phone calls
  • To support wider administration team with administration tasks
  • Creation of the SLT Duty Rota across both secondaries
  • Same Day Detention administration
  • After school communications as required
  • Daily Staff Duty communication in both secondaries
  • Website updates/information – Uploading and sharing communications onto the school(s) website
  • To support the Executive and Senior teams with any Ofsted preparation required
  • Sending whole school communications including phase letters and communications

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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 22.5 per week / 39 weeks per year (7.30 am start)

Salary range: £9,452.60 actual pro-rata salary (ISR Point 1 £18,333 full time equivalent)

Site(s): .

Closing date: 

We are keen to appoint two Catering Assistants to join our busy in-house Catering Team. The successful candidates will have good communication skills and empathy for young people. You will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be reliable, flexible and hardworking in what can be a physically demanding position.

The duties involved are:

  • To prepare, pack (where required) and serve foods to meet specifications as defined, including meal requirements of the customer and any occasional special, emergency and function catering.
  • To handle cash accurately when required and ensure all monies are properly accounted for.
  • To undertake cooking as required by the Executive Chef / Catering Manager and Estates & Facilities
  • To understand and work within guidelines regarding current health, safety and hygiene regulations, and the school’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • To assist with general washing up, clearing away and cleaning duties as required
  • To operate all heavy equipment according to guidelines.
  • To assist in the dining area in order to ensure that the service is delivered to the standard required including lifting tables and chairs and responding to ‘one off’ situations sometimes at short notice.

Desirable however not essential as training will be provided: previous experience in the catering environment, knowledge of COSHH & HACCP Level 1 Food Safety Certificate.

You will need to be flexible to provide cover at other sites for team absences if a need is identified.


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hpw / 40 wpy (Pattern to be agreed, will include an element of working during school closure periods)

Salary range: ISR 12-15 - Actual Pro rata salary will be £19,801 pa (starting on Point 12 and £22,571 FTE)

Site(s): Cross MAT

Closing date: 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and vibrant new team within the GFM – The Gosport Community Hub is a brand-new building on our Brune Park site.

 

The Hub strives to provide a service that supports the needs of the local community, with a particular focus on the pastoral needs of our service children and their families during challenging times. This could include anything from providing wellbeing interventions, fun activities, supporting transitions, providing support when a service parent is away, injured or on active service.

 

Working with our existing coordinator and colleagues across the trust to ensure best practice in supporting service children, their families and the wider community, you will deliver a range of initiatives, events, parental network programmes, offering advice and sign-posting to appropriate agencies/charities to organising and leading on trips and activities for service children.

 

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible, non-judgemental approach to delivering a high-quality service for our students and families. A secure understanding of safeguarding procedures and the ability to work calmly under pressure is essential and experience/knowledge of education and/or multi agency practice would be advantageous.

 

This post is ideal if you have a genuine passion for supporting pupils and families. You will be an enthusiastic self-starter and be able to work well as an individual and as a member of a dedicated team. You should be confident and have good inter-personal and communication skills as this role will involve visiting pupils and their families in their home and engaging in meetings with outside organisations and agencies. There will be an element of lone working when visiting families.

 

We will be pleased to receive applications from candidates who feel that they can contribute to the ethos of the GFM family.

 

If successful, we can offer you:

  • A wonderfully supportive team, dedicated to delivering excellent outcomes for our local community
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supportive and professional work environment with a clear focus skill development and progression for all team members
  • Supervision to support you in this role
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes
  • Free staff access to our gym and swimming pool

 

 

Unsure? Why not call us on 02392 616012 to direct any questions you may have


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hpw / 52 wpy (part time hours considered - please address this in your application)

Salary range: Point 4 and full time salary £19,264 (a 12.5% shift allowance will also be applied to this role}

Site(s): Cross MAT

Closing date: 

 

An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our Leisure team. As the first port of call for our users, we are looking for someone who can communicate clearly in a professional and friendly manner and who can work effectively on their own initiative as well as part of the team. You will have an understanding of health and safety and be able to provide exceptional service delivery.

 

Our leisure facilities services the students, staff and local community. Our facilities include a gym, sports hall, Astroturf pitch, tennis courts and sports fields.

 

Your duties will include preparation of the internal and external areas for events, classes and fixtures, and provide support for activities hosted on site. You will be responsible for ensuring that the facilities are maintained correctly and are found to be in a user friendly, secure and welcoming way.

 

Previous experience of working in a similar position is desirable but not essential as relevant training will be provided to enable the post holder to carry out their duties competently.

 

Regular evening and weekend work, both as part of a shift pattern and to cover unplanned absences is required.

 

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a very friendly, supportive team.
  • A varied workload with the necessary training and development to work effectively.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free use of onsite gym
  • Holiday allowance –22 / 23 days plus public holidays each year
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme.

 

About You:

  • A confident, organised, pro-active individual who is able to prioritise their time and workload, whilst having the flexibility to deal with unexpected interruptions and urgent requests.
  • A good communicator and a strong team player.
  • Able to remain calm whilst working under pressure and have a clear understanding of Health and Safety procedures.
  • Hold a clean driver’s licence

 

Unsure? Why not call us to answer any questions you may have (email recruitment@gfmat.org or call 02392 616012) to arrange


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following safe recruitment checks

Hours: 33.75 per week / 39 weeks per year (term time only) - Start 8.15 am - Finish 3.30 pm (with 30 minute unpaid break)

Salary range: ISR Pt 7-11: FTE £20,444 to £22,129 - starting on Pt 7 pro rata salary would be £15,879 actual

Site(s): Cross Secondary (Bay House and Brune Park School)

Closing date: 

Cover supervisors are responsible for supervising pupils carrying out pre-prepared exercises and to manage a classroom, ensuring that pupils remain on task with the work they have been set. This is a highly rewarding, and challenging role. We are looking for individuals who are supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them.

 

Duties may include:

  • supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy
  • managing the behaviour of pupils while they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment
  • responding to any questions from pupils about process and procedures
  • dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures
  • collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
  • reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising

 

Skills and experience you’ll need

  • GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths
  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with

 

What can we offer you:

  • 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
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team, who deliver excellent support to our pupils to ensure positive outcomes in the classroom and wider community
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and adults who are rightly proud of their schools
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supervision to support you in this role
  • An opportunity to be fully integrated into a fun and caring team
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

 

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please email recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone 02392 616012 to arrange a conversation


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Contract: Fixed Term 1 year in the first instance

Start date: as soon as possible following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week - we are able to consider full time 52 weeks or 42 weeks per year

Salary range: £39,571 - £48,727 FTE (example pro rata salary on 42 weeks starting on £39,571 = £36,770 pa)

Site(s): Providing provision across all GFM Education Schools

Closing date: 

 

Are you looking to innovate and be creative in your Educational Psychologist career?

 

To lead the way in enabling access to specialist intervention for all, achieved through embracing new technology and brave new ideas?

 

To join a growing Trust, which is delivering a new localised service model for schools, colleges and families; To work collaboratively with a successful local Educational Psychologist and Trust Executive Director seeking to bridge the private and public sectors to achieve a sustainable localised model that overcomes the constant challenge of resource and capacity; A chance to focus on early interventions that are sustainable and viable for all, through improved equality and equity of access. If so, The Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM) has an opportunity for you.

 

About Us and Our Vision

“Our purpose is to transform and enrich the lives of young people and the communities they live in. Through the power of education, leadership, lifelong learning and social equality, we will be a catalyst for raising ambitions, expectations and aspirations to collectively improve the potential of all those we connect with”.

 

The GFM aims to become the ‘champion’ and facilitator for high quality, strategic intervention, support and guidance for the children and families of Gosport and Fareham. Our emerging service model has always been an ambition and core to the formation of the GFM, we want to provide a sustainable service that is dynamic, adaptive and responsive to local needs. We know that by supporting our children and families beyond the day to day operations of the school, we would enhance local well-being and capacity to support need holistically. Establishing professional services that bring together the public and private sectors will enable new economies of scale and affordability for all.

 

You will be joining a positive and welcoming culture where there is a focus on early intervention, innovation and the use of digital technology to help assess risk, mitigate and deliver a proactive approach to meeting needs. We have extensive partnerships with independent therapists and specialists to support swift action. It is our belief that by drawing capacity from the private sector to complement the public sector we will improve capacity and responsiveness to high needs in a sustainable way.

 

It is this innovative approach to partnership working that has led us to commit to this newly created role in conjunction with Kerry Jackson Educational Psychology Services. Kerry will be providing direct supervision and support to the successful applicant, offering extensive experience across the public and private sector. GFM is offering the immediate client base, available resource and role security that a large organisation can bring, with a chance to architect a new local service model.

 

You will be working at the forefront of strategic action to impact positively on the lives of the children, young people and families of Gosport and Fareham. This is a unique opportunity to blend direct intervention with individuals with strategic influence to enable sustainable change to how Educational Psychologists can work with schools and colleges in the future.

 

If you are interested in joining us, you will need to evidence that you met the minimum requirements:

 

  • Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent) and a professional qualification in Educational Psychology (doctorate, masters or equivalent)
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Your ability to travel around the country to meet the requirements of the role
  • A commitment to personal development, co-production and child focused outcomes

 

If you are thinking about working for an innovative and dynamic Educational Psychology emerging service model then GFM may be the place.

 

We are able to consider a contract of 37 hours and 52 weeks or 37 hours and 42 weeks. Please address your preference in your application.

 

If you would like to find out more please contact us to arrange an informal conversation (recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone 02392 616012).


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hpw / 52 wpy: 6 - 9 pm usual shift patterns with occasional later finishes to cover school events - regular evening/weekend work both as part of a shift pattern/to cover unplanned absences required

Salary range: £20,852 starting salary + 14% shift allowance will be applied (range ISR Pt 8-12 (£20,852 to £22,571 FTE))

Site(s): Cross MAT

Closing date: 

 

GFM Education provides facilities for staff and students, but also to a wide and varied range of community users and groups.  GFM sites may be open seven days a week and the post holder must therefore be flexible and adaptable to help the site meet the needs of its users.

 

The successful candidate will provide support and assistance with the maintenance/management of buildings, grounds, materials and equipment so that optimum use of the site can be made for school and community purposes.

 

This role, as part of the Estates Team, is crucial to the continued forward movement of the Trust over the next few years.

 

The duties to be undertaken by this post will encompass a range of activities including the provision of unlocking/locking up, site security, overseeing of lettings/hirers, routine maintenance, decorating/refurbishment, moving and handling of objects and primarily ensuring the site is kept clean and safe.  Effective team working and flexibility is essential.

 

The successful candidate should be willing to undertake appropriate training in areas where they do not have expertise.

 

The role will require working at heights on occasion and assisting with community lettings/hirers. You should have a strong work ethic, be organised and have the ability to take the initiative to deal with problems as they arise. We are looking for individuals who have a positive, pro-active attitude and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

Your day-to-day tasks may include, but not limited to:

 

  • carrying out day-to-day maintenance and repairs to include plumbing, carpentry, glazing, redecoration
  • supervision of contractors
  • completing pro-actiive checks as required
  • making sure that heating, lighting and alarm systems are working properly
  • cleaning duties as required
  • checking the premises to guard against vandalism or break-ins
  • opening up the building in the morning and locking it at the end of the day
  • arranging chairs and tables for meetings and clearing away afterwards
  • accepting deliveries and routing mail
  • key holder responsibilities

 

If you are a confident, self-motivated individual with good communication skills and a friendly, patient approach, we would welcome an application from you.

 

If you want to find out more before making an application, please contact recruitment@gfmat.org or call 02392 616012 to arrange


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary range: £18,887 per annum

Site(s): Across GFM Schools

Closing date: 

 

We are keen to appoint a confident, self-motivated, problem-solving individual to join our busy IT Support team working across schools within the Trust.

You will assist with the management and maintenance of computers and peripherals keeping them fully operational and up-to-date in order to deliver ICT throughout the GFM. The purpose of this post is to provide support in the maintenance of the School’s network hardware and software and to support the ICT Department in the preparation of materials, equipment and resources.

Applicants should have a strong work ethic, be organised and have the ability to take the initiative to deal with problems as they arise. If you have a positive, pro-active attitude and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team we would like to hear from you.

 

Skills/Qualities required

  • Basic understanding of end user devices and software
  • Logical troubleshooting skills, able to pick out key information regarding technical issues
  • Desire to learn and ability to do so independently as well as consulting with team members
  • Willingness to actively assist other members of the IT Support Team across the GFM
  • Good communication skills and an approachable telephone manner
  • Effective time management and support ticket prioritisation skills
  • An understanding of and flexibility to work within the education sector
  • A positive attitude to work
  • Must have access to a car and hold valid business driving licence as you will be required to move between sites

 


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Contract: Fixed Term in the first instance

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week / 40 weeks per year

Salary range: Actual Pro rata salary: £19,328 (calculated as 45.42 ÷ 52 x £22,129 FTE) {ISR 11-15 £22,129 to £23,953 FTE}

Site(s): x1 Bay House School / x1 Brune Park School

Closing date: 14/06/2022 12:00 pm

 

The main purpose of this role is to supervise students in our Inclusion room, promoting good behaviour and attitudes towards learning whilst identifying and addressing barriers to learning. The role also requires the ability to monitor behaviour data linked to internal sanctions, communicating with colleagues to promote early intervention

 

You will be supportive, non-judgemental, patient, easy to talk to and positive. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them. This is a highly rewarding and challenging role and ideally you will have some experience of working with pupils with complex needs.

 

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

 

  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy but supportive, friendly and professional environment.

 

If you would like to find out more before making your application, please contact recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone 02932 616012 to arrange


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 31.25 hpw / 39 wpy (term time): Pattern 8.30 am – 3.15 pm daily (with 30 minute unpaid break)

Salary range: Actual pro rata salary £13,259 (starting on Pt 2 (£18,516 FTE)

Site(s): Gomer Junior School

Closing date: 20/06/2022 12:00 pm

 

Learning Mentors provide valuable support and guidance to our pupils who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems or other issues.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Learning and Pastoral Support Team (LAPS), to support pupils, teachers, parents/carers, the curriculum and the school. This is a diverse and extremely important role which will help to meet the pastoral and learning needs of our community.

 

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

  • have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths.
  • are a responsible and organised person.
  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children.
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with

 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a good communicator and patient
  • Has experience of working with children who at times, benefit from a range of pastoral support
  • Is experienced in supporting children who find learning tricky
  • Is multi skilled and multi-talented
  • Is confident to be able to deal with a range of situations
  • Can remain calm around children and not be intimidated
  • Is able to look at existing problems and concerns in a new light by challenging stereotypes and incorporating new ideas in resolving disputes and conflicts
  • Is flexible, having the skills needed to change the approach or working conditions to suit the needs of the children you are supporting
  • Is innovative and able to develop and implement new ideas
  • Is enthusiastic and reliable and able to work independently with initiative
  • Has experience of and/or understanding of working with external agencies
  • Is friendly, approachable and keen to work as part of a team to help provide excellent outcomes for our children

 

If successful, we can offer you:

  • A wonderfully supportive team, dedicated to delivering excellent outcomes for the children and themselves, who are supported by an experienced leadership team with a clear vision for the future of the school
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and adults who are rightly proud of their school
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • An opportunity to be fully integrated into a fun and caring team
  • A broad range of opportunities as part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) where you will work alongside a range of professionals and specialists from our expanding additional services teams.
  • Discounted rates at the GFM’s Leisure Facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, full gym, exercise sessions and sports courts

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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: Full / Part time hours available to a maximum of 37 per week / 39 weeks per year

Salary range: ISR 4-6 £19,264 to £20,043 FTE - Actual pro rata salary based on 37 hours/39 weeks and Pt 4 = £16,333 pa

Site(s): Working across Bay House & Brune Park Schools

Closing date: 

This is a highly rewarding and challenging role involving teaching small groups and supporting students in class with either English, Maths or Science so you would need to be confident with Key Stage 3 and GCSE knowledge of one or more of these subjects. This post would also be ideally suited to individuals who may be considering a career into teaching to gain valuable classroom experience.

 

You will be supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them, enabling you to build trusting relationships. You are confident working with pupils on a one-to-one, small group basis or supporting in class, enabling all pupils to overcome any barriers to learning.

 

The role involves working with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Pupils with physical disabilities may need help with mobility and accessing materials, for example. Pupils with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential.

 

You need to be a responsible and organised person. You will have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths. Educated to degree level desirable or with proven knowledge/ experience..

 

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

  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children.
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with

 

If you would like to find out more before making your application, please contact recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone 02932 616012 to arrange


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 37 hours per week / 40 weeks per year

Salary range: ISR 3-6 : Example pro rata salary: £17,087 actual (based on Pt 5 FTE £19,650)

Site(s): Working across Bay House & Brune Park Schools

Closing date: 06/07/2022 12:00 pm

We are looking to appoint an experienced and highly organised receptionist team leader who will deliver an excellent standard of service to all pupils, visitors and staff.

You will be the first point of contact to welcome visitors safely to our site and deal with queries via telephone and email. You will make sure safeguarding and visitor protocols are upheld at all times and to the highest standard.

You will be responsible for managing a front of house team across Bay House and Brune Park, aligning and keeping policies related to reception up to date, providing training to other admin colleagues on reception and lead a busy and forward thinking department.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy but supportive, friendly and professional environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience of;

  • Answering telephone calls and email queries in a professional time effective manner
  • Responding to a diverse range of queries from across a range of customers.
  • Responding to adults and students through the school day and dealing with their queries.
  • Some safeguarding experience although full training in safeguarding is provided
  • Being able to work under pressure in an environment that can get busy
  • Using the google suite package to complete bookings and other tasks
  • General administration to help support the needs of the school
  • To ensure that every visitor has a positive first experience of our GFM schools.

 

Working pattern:

Between 8 am and 5 pm, exact pattern to be agreed with flexibility to work outside school hours and extended days when needed, and outside term time at points in the calendar year particularly late August


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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 25 hours per week / 40 weeks per year (Working pattern available: Either 8 – 1 pm or 12 – 5 pm)

Salary range: £10,820 actual pro rata (based on £18,887 full time equivalent)

Site(s): Working across Bay House & Brune Park Schools

Closing date: 06/07/2022 12:00 pm

 

We are looking to appoint experienced and highly organised receptionists who will deliver an excellent standard of customer service to all customers, visitors, staff and students at the GFM.

 

The main purpose of this role is to welcome all visitors safely to our site and deal with queries via telephone and email. You will make sure safeguarding and visitor protocols are upheld at all times and to the highest standard.

 

As you’ll be managing a variety of relationships and different stakeholders, it’s important you have good communication and diplomacy skills and can work on your own initiative. Experience of working in a school environment would be desirable but not essential as we are committed to supporting and developing our staff in improving and learning new skills.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy but supportive, friendly and professional environment.

 

The ideal candidates will have experience of;

  • Answering telephone calls and email queries in a professional time effective manner
  • Responding to a diverse range of queries from across a range of customers.
  • Responding to adults and students through the school day and dealing with their queries.
  • Some safeguarding experience although full training in safeguarding is provided
  • Being able to work under pressure in an environment that can get busy
  • Using the google suite package to complete bookings and other tasks
  • General administration to help support the needs of the school
  • To ensure that every visitor has a positive first experience of our GFM schools.

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Contract: Permanent

Start date: as soon as possible on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 30 hpw / 39 wpy (term time): Pattern 8.30 – 3.15 pm daily (with unpaid breaks of 15 and 30 mins)

Salary range: Actual pro rata salary £12,729 (starting on Pt 2 (£18,516 FTE)

Site(s): Vacancies at both Rowner Junior and Gomer Junior Schools

Closing date: 09/07/2022 12:00 am

We are seeking confident, self-motivated individuals who are good communicators, patient and with a friendly approach to join our team. You would be supporting children to foster effective participation in the social and academic processes of the school.

 

The role calls for somebody with an interest in working in an educational environment where you would be working with teachers and other support staff to contribute to the successful inclusion, progress and wellbeing of our learners.

 

We are also happy to consider applications from those seeking an apprenticeship opportunity.

 

 

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

We welcome applications from candidates with little experience who would be interested in following an apprenticeship route.

 

Contract: fixed term 17 months from start date or until such time course of study is completed

 

Hours: 30 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (8.30 – 3.15 pm daily with unpaid breaks of 15 and 30 minutes) and salary will be in line with national minimum wage dependent on age 

 

This apprenticeship opportunity will allow you to work towards successful completion of the Teaching Assistant Level 3 whilst working in the role to gain on-the-job experience to support your apprenticeship journey. You will receive training and development from your line manager/ apprenticeship mentor as well as being assigned a tutor to guide you through your apprenticeship. As part of your apprenticeship you will have one to one assessment visits with your tutor and regular training sessions that are relevant to your apprenticeship programme (these will be delivered through online workshops and face to face sessions). As an apprentice you will be expected to commit to engaging with your assessor, actively participating in training and completing work set by your tutor by set deadlines. At the end of your apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment (EPA). This will be completed by an external organisation. Your tutor and line manager/apprenticeship mentor will ensure you are prepared for your EPA with practice sessions and guidance.

 

If you do not currently have a GCSE in Maths and English, you will be required to complete functional skills in these subjects.

Please click here to view details of the full apprenticeship standard for this apprenticeship

 

To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be: 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education

 

We would be interested in receiving applications for either of the posts above if you;

  • Have a good level of literacy and numeracy understanding (e.g C+ at GCSE or equivalent – for apprenticeship route, see note above)
  • Are a good communicator, patient and of decisive character
  • Are enthusiastic and reliable and able to work independently with initiative
  • Friendly, approachable and keen to work as part of a team to help provide excellent outcomes for our children

 

If successful, we can offer you:

  • A wonderfully supportive team, dedicated to delivering excellent outcomes for the children and themselves, who are supported by an experienced SLT and active Local Governing Committee with a clear vision for the future of the school
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and adults who are rightly proud of their school
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • A broad range of opportunities as part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) where you will work alongside a range of professionals and specialists from our expanding additional services teams.
  • Discounted rates at the GFM’s Leisure Facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, full gym, exercise sessions and sports courts.

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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: recruitment@gfmat.org or telephone: (023) 9261 6012

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.

 

Any offer of employment will be conditional on receipt of;

  • proof of right to work in the UK
  • satisfactory references
  • pre employment medical check
  • clear enhanced DBS check
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. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

 

Thinking about training to become a teacher?

For information about the different routes to teaching that we offer across the GFM, please contact our Initial Teacher Training Team on: itt@gfmat.org or phone: (023) 9250 5205.

GFM Education
Bay House School
Gomer Lane, Alverstoke
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 2QP

Company number: 07834711