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Training Co-Ordinator and Resource Centre Manager - Term Time

Whitfield Aspen School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2471-144S
  • Posted:27/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:May/June 2022
  • App Close Date:14/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday, 28th April 2023


Training Co-ordinator Resource Centre Manager

Are you efficient, self-motived, organised & a good communicator? Do you want to continue on your own learning journey & be excited about coming to work?

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

The purpose of this role is to manage the SMILE (Supporting Multi Agency Inclusive Education) Centre & provide effective support to the District schools & settings as part of the Dover Specialist Teaching & 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 some experience of managing a small budget & be confident in report writing & liaising with colleagues at all levels within an organisation. The chosen candidate will have an overarching passion for wanting: ALL children and young people within the district to thrive, learn & be successful. Having skills which will help run SMILE, day to day, will be important – like being organised & approachable, as well as having the ability to raise orders & complete reports.    

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, be confident in communicating with a range of professionals & the general public, be able to work using own initiative as well as having excellent transferrable skills. Candidates will need to be able to have some flexibility in their working hours to meet the needs of the role.

Free before & after school care is available for the successful candidate if they have children at Whitfield Aspen School.

Qualifications to include English and Mathematics with minimum GCSE Grades A* - C or equivalent, or other qualifications that prove the ability to learn, coupled with strong ICT skills, are desirable.

Start date:  June 2023

35 hours per week, five days per week - Term Time only contract. Weeks paid/year 43.892.

Salary: Kent Range 7 £25,378 - £28,466 (pro-rata to FT equivalent)

Application deadline: Friday, 14th April 2023

Interview date: Friday, 28th April 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 encouraged & can be arranged by contacting the school. CV’s will not be accepted.

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

Keeping Children Safe in Education, requires all references are to be obtained prior to interview. Shortlisted candidates will be screened online. Our school and all its’ personnel are committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of the children. Any contract will be subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks, qualification checks & 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 over four hundred pupils, combined with the district special school for one hundred and seventy-two 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.