Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £35,000 pro rata per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an experienced leader to join our central services team to provide strategic leadership of the Children’s University which is transferring from an independent charity to being hosted by Unity Schools Partnership.

You will ensure that the high-quality service provision is maintained and meets the needs of the children and schools across locality as well as within the Trust.

As the Children’s University Manager, you will initially work alongside the current postholder to gain confidence in your role and work on establishing excellent relationships with current customers of the service as well as networking with other schools / trusts within the locality to build the service client base.

You will have responsibility for fostering and developing learning destination partnerships (for example Essex Book Festival). Work with the trust’s central marketing and finance teams for the better performance of the service including taking advantage of grants and streamlining and digitalising challenge booklets.

You will work in conjunction with the wider system leadership, Directors of Education and other trust teams to secure excellence in services provided within Suffolk, our Trust and beyond. You will promote and develop the Children’s University local and regional profile, as well as championing high quality learning destinations accessible to all children.

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are:

  • Experienced of working in a school-based environment
  • Customer-centric in your approach to work.
  • Excellent communicators who work in a confidential and discreet manner and able to think on their feet in a busy working environment.
  • Experienced in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Adaptable and friendly with strong administration, time management and organisational skills.
  • Able to multi-task, work hard and maintain high level of attention to detail when under pressure.
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently.

What the school offers its staff

The Trust is a values driven organisation which is committed to developing young people as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. If you are ambitious and keen to work in a family of schools committed to these values, please consider applying for the post.

Further details about the role

Some flexibility is required as you will sometimes need to work additional/alternative hours to cover any urgent issues that may arise.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About Unity Schools Partnership

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
07742 885905

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