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Kent Teaching School Hub - Administrator : Appropriate Body & Early Career Framework - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5464-41S
  • Posted:24/09/2021
  • Pay:KR6 £11,789 pro-rata (£20,585 FTE equivalent)
  • Start Date:20/10/2021
  • App Close Date:04/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Location: Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH. Homeworking flexibility available.

Salary KR6 £11,789 pro rata ( £20,585 FTE )

Contract Term Time plus 2 weeks to be worked flexibly by agreement during school holidays. This includes at least one week worked during the summer holiday period.

Hours 24 hours per week to be mutually agreed. Some flexibility will be required within working times to meet demands of the Hub when required.

Start date 20th October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed term 1-year contract initially, with the possibility of additional hours, and an extension of contract or permanent role, depending on the future needs and funding of the Hub.


Context of the role:


The Kent Teaching School hub has been accredited by the Department for Education to provide initial teacher training, the Early Career Framework (ECF), an Appropriate Body (AB) service, the national professional qualifications and school professional development to schools across East, West and South Kent.  The ECF is the statutory two year professional development entitlement all teachers complete in the first two years of their teaching career. These teachers in their early career are known as Early Career Teachers (ECTs). The Kent Teaching School hub work with the Ambition Institute (a national provider of education professional development) to offer the ECF to schools and teachers across Kent. The AB service assesses early career teachers to ensure they have met the necessary standard by the end of their first two years of teaching. Applicants need not have a working knowledge of either the ECF or AB but will need to demonstrate the skills, abilities and knowledge indicated in the table below.


Summary of key responsibilities


To work under the direction of the Administration Manager for the Kent Teaching School hub to provide administrative support for the effective implementation of the Early Career Framework (ECF) and Appropriate Body (AB) services.

  • Set up and administration of onboarding of teachers as they register with the Kent Teaching School hub for participation in the hub’s Early Career Framework provision and/or hub Appropriate Body services.
  • Management of ECT manager (the online portal for AB service)
  • Working with schools to help them navigate ECT manager and the ECF online platforms.
  • Liaison with ECF national provider (currently Ambition Institute)
  • Tracking of ECTs and mentors once registered through the Ambition Institute’s Steplab online portal
  • Communication with AB schools on all assessment and ECF verification processes
  • Organisation and administration of Quality Assurance checks for ECF and AB partner schools
  • Assisting the Events coordinator in setting up events for Early Career Teachers and their mentors
  • Attending relevant hub engagement events to promote the ECF and AB service
  • Implementation of all ECF and AB guidance in accordance with statutory roles and responsibilities as defined by the Department of Education.
  • Assisting in the data collection required for the hub’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Evaluation with the Administration Manager and Kent Teaching School Hub Operations Director to review effectiveness of ECF and AB service.



Information about the school

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is a school with rare qualities. We are an expanding Church of England School, which is academically highly successful. We also set great store by the development of character and values, and in particular, our Christian values run through all we do. We are a happy, tolerant, and inclusive school, yet unshakably clear about our distinctive character and ethos.

We believe in the potential of every young person, academically and personally. Our faith in our students means that we aspire for excellence in all spheres. At Bennett, young people develop confidence in themselves and that confidence breeds success.

Bennett is a vibrant community which fosters values and personal qualities in students. Courage and resilience, determination and perseverance, service to others, courtesy and consideration are put into practice in and out of lessons every day. Bennett students not only excel academically but have a vast range of opportunities beyond lessons, including in music and sport, travel and adventurous activities.

This is a growing school, with a current role in excess of 1,740 students, 376 of which are in our Sixth Form.

• Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2012
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results • Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Our staff share our commitment to high standards, both in and beyond lessons, and benefit from our status as a centre for School Centred Initial Teacher Training, and a school which co-leads the Altius Teaching School Alliance. These partnerships facilitate access to high quality CPD and career development opportunities.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 514424

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.