Business Support Posts - Hope Wood Academy

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/02/2022 09:00
Post 1: £16,907 - £17, 245, Post 2: £8,453 - £8,622
Hours per week:
Post 1: 37 hours, Post 2: 18.5 hours
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
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Employment Location:
Easington, SR8 3LP
Number of posts:
Closing date:
10 Feb
Further Information

Together we build brighter futures for our young people with special educational needs.

The Ascent Academies’ Trust was founded in 2012 and is a family of four special academies in the North East of England, over three different local authorities. We are a collaborative group of academies who work closely with one another in order to achieve the best outcomes for our young people. As a result, our academies have improved year on year and all academies are currently at least Good from an Ofsted rating, with some individual areas rated Outstanding. This is an exciting time to join our Trust as we look to set out our next steps in creating brilliant schools.

This role involves working in a busy school office, working to welcome students, families and visitors, to be part of the business support team dealing with a variety of tasks such as HR, finance, customer service. If you would like to work in this fast paced, friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are the same, we would love to hear from you.

We are an ethical Trust whose vision and values are aligned to equality and diversity, collaboration and lifelong learning.

Post 1: Business Support Staff
Scale: Grade D, PT 5 – PT 6
Hours/ weeks: 37hrs/ wk, 39 weeks TTO
Salary: £16,907 - £17,245 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Post 2: Business Support Staff
Scale: Grade D, PT 5 – PT 6
Hours/ weeks: 18.5hrs/ wk, 39 weeks TTO
Salary: £8,453 - £8,622 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

What we need:
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach across the business support part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of working
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information about this post please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Academy, by email: apearson@ascenttrust.org

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You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the 'Supporting Documents' section.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: Thursday 10th February at 9.00am
Interview: Wednesday 2nd March 2022