Alternative Education Unit Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/05/2020 23:59
£32,878 - £36,876 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wellfield School
Closing date:
31 May
Further Information

Alternative Education Unit Manager Required from September 2020

Grade 11, £32,878 - £36,876 pro rata
37hrs per week, term time plus two weeks, permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and experienced person to co-ordinate the development of our alternative education provision and oversee our behaviour support unit.

The post holder will lead the Alternative Education Unit (AEU) ensuring the team deliver an appropriate, bespoke programme of alternative curriculum which meets individual student’s learning needs. They will also oversee the staff within the Behaviour Support Unit (BSU) to offer and develop expertise in supporting pupils with repeated or serious poor behaviour.

You will work in a positive way with young people to make them feel valued and not excluded from the life of our school and ensure they get the most out of the educational opportunities available.

Candidates should have:

• A degree in a relevant area
• Demonstrable levels of numeracy & literacy equivalent to GCSE (A*-C) or NVQ Level 2.
• Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy or behaviour management
• A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children, preferably in an education setting
• Experience of managing or working within a base designed to provide an alternative curriculum.

If you feel you have the presence, passion and personality to make this key role a success, then we want to hear from you.

The school received its second ‘Good’ from Ofsted in June 2018, but does in fact have many outstanding features.

As part of BSF the school has undergone an £8.5 million refurbishment so facilities are state of the art We have also recently developed a floodlit, FA standard, 3G multi purpose sports facility. Situated only 8 miles to the east of Durham City the school is well located for access to the A19 and A1(M). It is also within comfortable driving distance of affordable housing and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

This post is not open to job share

Application packs are available to download from the school website (www.wellfieldschool.net) or from Mrs L Willis at the school (l.willis@wellfieldschool.net)

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2020
Interview date: TBC

Wellfield School
North Road East,
Co Durham
TS28 5AX

Tel: 01429 838783
Email: contact@wellfieldschool.net
Website: www.wellfieldschool.net

Please note
This job is closed for applications.