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SMILE Manager - Term Time

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-140S
  • Posted:27/01/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:March 2023
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Monday, 27th February 2023


Whitfield and Aspen School

SMILE Manager

Are you efficient, self-motived, organised and a good communicator?

Whitfield Aspen School presents an exciting opportunity to work as part of a busy and forward-thinking inclusive primary school.

The purpose of this role is to manage the SMILE (Supporting Multi Agency Inclusive Education) Centre and provide effective support to the District schools and settings as part of the Dover Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) Team.  SMILE has a remit for providing training to any agency for the purpose of improving outcomes for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) as well as being operated for the benefit of the community.

The successful candidate will have a sound business acumen and will have experience in budget management, report writing and liaising with colleagues at all levels within an organisation, as well as an underlying passion for wanting all children and young people to thrive, learn and be successful.

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills, be confident in communicating with a range of professionals and the general public, be able to work using own initiative as well as having excellent transferrable skills. Candidates must be able to work flexibly to meet the training needs of the centre.

Qualifications to include English and Mathematics with minimum GCSE Grades A* - B or equivalent plus business qualifications and excellent ICT skills.

Appointment start date:  March 2023

35 hours per week, five days per week - Term Time only contract.

Salary: Kent Range 6 £21,801 - £23,262 (pro-rata to full time equivalent)

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 19th February, 2023

Interview date: Monday, 27th February, 2023

Successful applicants will be required to sign up to the School’s Core Values.

Further information about our school and a Job Description can be found on www.whitfieldaspenschool.co.uk   Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the school or emailing Gemma Kingsland-Roberts.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Tel. (01304) 821526 or e-mail: gemma.kingsland-roberts@whitfield.kent.sch.uk

Please note that as part of Keeping Children Safe in Education, all references are required to be obtained prior to interview. Shortlisted candidates will be screened online. Our school and all its’ personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, qualification checks and pre-employment health screening.

Information about the school

We are a ‘Good’ school with outstanding opportunities for pupils and staff. In September 2019, we were one of the first schools inspected under the new framework. Whitfield Aspen School is unusual in a national context, in that it is a two/three form entry mainstream primary, with four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and fifty-seven pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex Learning Needs (PSCN). Our school is an extremely cohesive community with an ethos and culture that helps young people to thrive. It has provided extensive training for ALL staff and offers staff a high degree of autonomy which comes along with high expectations and personal responsibility.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.