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Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

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

Salary range: £17,681 – £18,672 full time equivalent (example 33 hpw/39 wpy pro-rated = £13,428)

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

Cover supervisors are responsible for supervising pupils carrying out pre-prepared exercises and to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set.

This is a highly rewarding, and challenging role. We are looking for individuals that 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

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

Contract: Permanent: Full-time or part-time

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

Hours: Full-time: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year
Part-time: Negotiable

Salary: £15,807 – £16,781 (£18,020 – £19,130 with shift allowance)

This position will attract a 14% shift allowance and may include some evening/weekend work. Applicants must be flexible and prepared to work some of their contracted hours at other schools within the Trust as required.

Location: Gosport

Closing date: Noon on 1 March 2019

Our Estates team undertake a range of activities including site security, routine maintenance, decorating, occasional moving and handling of heavy objects, lifting, ensuring the site is kept clean and safe and providing a general porterage service to the school sites.

The role will require working at heights on occasion and assisting with community lettings/hirers.

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

  • carrying out day-to-day maintenance and minor repairs
  • making sure that heating, lighting and alarm systems are working properly
  • making sure that doors and windows are locked when the building is not in use
  • 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

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

What can we offer you;

  • The opportunity to join a dedicated fun and caring team
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supportive and professional work environment
  • Supervision and training opportunities to support you in this role
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

The GFM is the first localised Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) established in Hampshire. The founding schools of the GFM are Bay House Academy, Brune Park School, Gomer Junior School and LWS Academy. Rowner Junior School joined the GFM in September 2018.

Contract: Permanent

Start date: As soon as possible

Hours: 37 hour per week / 52 weeks per year

Salary: £17,007 – £17,681

Site: Gosport (with possible travel to Sarisbury Green on occasion)

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint confident, self-motivated individuals to join our busy grounds team at schools within the Trust.

We are seeking individuals who are good communicators, with a friendly and patient approach. Applicants 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.

The role is a physical one and will, for example, require the post holder to prepare and maintain playing surfaces, carry out line-marking, conduct general maintenance of posts, nets, PE equipment, paths, grass and hard areas. Tasks will also include mowing grass, using seed, turf, fertilizers and waste products and the general maintenance/repair of fencing. A full list of tasks can be found in the job description available on the GFM website.

Some Saturday working may be necessary and applicants must be flexible and prepared to work some of their contracted hours at other schools within the Trust, as required.

Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

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

Salary range: £16,626 – £17,391 increasing to £20,215 for experienced staff and relevant professionally qualified persons (full time equivalent salary, will be pro-rata’d based on hpw/wpy)

Locations: LWS Academy, Sarisbury Green and Enterprise Academy, Military Road, Gosport

Closing date: 21 February 2019, noon

Being a Learning Support Assistant is a highly rewarding, and challenging role. We are looking for individuals that 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 so you must be able to build trusting relationships. You need to be a responsible and organised person. Some experience working with children, perhaps through volunteering in a school, or helping at clubs for young people. You will have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths.

LSAs work with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Pupils with physical disabilities may need help with mobility or in accessing materials, for example. Pupils with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential. LSAs may also help pupils whose first language is not English.

We are looking to recruit key staff and to add further depth to the highly specialist staff currently in role. There are opportunities at both the LWS and Enterprise Academies and we are seeking enthusiastic, ambitious and committed staff to work with some of our most vulnerable and challenging students. Details for the respective sites can be found below.

The Enterprise Academy is a rewarding place to study, concentrating on providing an innovative, alternative education for students who are struggling in main stream school for a variety of reasons.  Our ethos is focused on developing mature, independent, resilient young people who can reach their potential and succeed in future employment within our local and national businesses. Our curriculum is modelled on preparing our young people for college and future employment.  The curriculum is delivered by passionate, innovative and skilled staff.  The Enterprise Academy is built on clear and consistent discipline and a commitment to providing the highest standards and expectations across the Academy.

Planning and teaching some lessons with support from the Curriculum manager and team is a requirement of this role. We are able to offer a wide range of challenging and rewarding activities, with small class being taught skills inside and outside the classroom.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supportive and professional work environment in both academies, with a clear focus skill development and progression for all team members.
  • 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
  • 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 will be pleased to receive applications from candidates who feel that they can contribute to the ethos of the GFM family.

Contract: Permanent: Full-time or part-time

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

Hours: Full-time: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Part-time: Negotiable

Some Saturday working may be necessary as part of the normal working week

Salary: £19,446 – £21,074

Location: Gosport

Closing date: Noon on 1 March 2019

Our Maintenance Assistants work together to ensure our facilities are clean and in good operating condition. You will have the ability to complete minor repairs to various equipment and facilities to ensure ongoing operations.

This can include making minor repairs in areas of carpentry, plumbing (repairing leaking sinks and toilets), lighting (replacing bulbs and ballasts in light fixtures).

You will possess the ability to work both independently and in a team with a good sense of humour. You will be detailed-oriented and have the ability to troubleshoot with problem-solving skills. This can be a demanding physical role at times it is necessary for you to move furniture and equipment as directed and to follow safety guidelines pertaining to lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects. Tasks may require the use of scaffolding, ladders and/or scaffolding towers.

We are looking for candidates who possess the following skills although training can be arranged for applicants who demonstrate a willingness to learn and training on the job. We particularly welcomes applications from individuals who have recognised electrical qualifications.

  • Building trade skills –basic knowledge in areas of electrical, plumbing, HVAC and carpentry
  • Using cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Understanding safety procedures and practices – adhering to safety practices when cleaning and moving equipment is important to avoid injury or workplace accidents for employees and the public

Some Saturday working may be necessary and applicants must be flexible and prepared to work some of their contracted hours at other schools within the Trust as required.

 What can we offer you;

  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team
  • An opportunity to be fully integrated into a fun and caring team
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supportive and professional work environment
  • Supervision and training opportunities to support you in this role
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

The GFM is the first localised Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) established in Hampshire. The founding schools of the GFM are Bay House Academy, Brune Park School, Gomer Junior School and LWS Academy. Rowner Junior School joined the GFM in September 2018.

Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap on completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 32.5 hours per week / 39 wpy + 2 days

Working pattern: 6.45 – 1.45 pm (includes 30 minute unpaid break)

Salary: £16,863 – £17,391 fte (£12,687 actual salary per annum including holiday pay)

Location: Brune Park School, Gosport

Closing date: noon Thursday 28 February 2019

School cooks provide nutritious, balanced and value-for-money meals to children every lunchtime in term time. We are looking for an experienced Cook where you will be working in a fast paced busy kitchen, leading a team of Catering Assistants to provide an effective catering service to senior school pupils, staff and visitors to site.

As an enthusiastic and committed person you will be part of a team of people led by the Catering Manager responsible for preparing meals and serving children each working day. This will include hot food, snacks and beverages prepared on site from scratch using fresh produce.

You will be instrumental in providing exceptional standards in all aspects of food service, ensuring all food/ meals are produced on time and in accordance with all guidelines and legislations. You will work with the Catering Manager to respond to the changing diet requirements of our school.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills and empathy for young people. You should be flexible in your approach as there will be an element of overtime and cover for the Catering Manager sometimes at short notice. The post holder may be called on to work at other sites within the GFM. You will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and be reliable, flexible and hardworking in what can be a physically demanding position.

Knowledge skills and experience:

  • Hold a relevant catering qualification (706/1 706/2, NVQ level2 or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of COSHH & HACCP Level 1 Food Safety Certificate
  • Allergen aware
  • Experience of working in a relevant catering environment.
  • Ability to use a calculator and carry out simple calculations
  • Physically able to lift service and kitchen equipment
  • Computer literate and able to use Microsoft office package and be willing to learn use of the Cashless Catering Service

What can we offer you;

  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team
  • An opportunity to be fully integrated into a fun and caring team
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supportive and professional work environment
  • Supervision and training opportunities to support you in this role
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

The GFM is the first localised Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) established in Hampshire. The founding schools of the GFM are Bay House Academy, Brune Park School, Gomer Junior School and LWS Academy. Rowner Junior School joined the GFM in September 2018.

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) 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.

Thinking about training to become a teacher?

This role could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our GFM School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme or other opportunities in the field of education.

For further 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.

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.

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

Company number: 07834711