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  • Start date details

    Once recruitment clearances are complete

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

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  • Post 1: Maternity cover, 37 hours all year round Post 2: Temporary post, 18.5hours term-time only plus 5 days

Contract type

Fixed term - x 1 post maternity cover and x 1 post until end of 2024

Pay scale

Grade D (SCP5-6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

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

Post 1: HR Support staff

Location: Central Services (currently based within Barbara Priestman Academy 6th form)

Grade: Grade D, PT5 – PT6Salary: £10,333 - £10,503 (this is actual paid salary when working 18.5 hours per week, term-time plus 5 days).

Hours: 18.5 hours, TTO (39 weeks).

Working hours can be discussed further at interview.Contract Term: Permanent

Post 2: HR Support Staff

Location: Central Services (currently based within Barbara Priestman Academy 6th form)

Grade: Grade D, PT5 – PT6Salary: £23,500 - £23,893

Hours: 37 hours, all year round

Contract Term: Maternity cover

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated HR Support Colleagues to provide HR support services across the Trust. The successful candidates will undertake a range of duties as necessary in relation to HR, under the direction of the Trainee HR Manager.

The successful candidates will be efficient, have experience in using a range of computer packages, be able to communicate at all levels and possess highly developed organisational skills.

Candidates will possess a minimum of GCSE A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English.

What we need:

• Qualifications equivalent to GCSE A*-C in Maths and English

• Significant experience in an administration role

• An enthusiastic and positive approach to working across a family of schools

• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of working

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

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 Louise Johnson, Trainee HR Manager by email:ljohnson@ascenttrust.org

To apply for this post, please follow the link NEJobs account and submit your application. The Job Description and Person Specification for the posts can be found in the Supporting Documents section of the NEJobs advert. You can also refer to our Top Tips for completing your application in this section too.

Closing Date: Thursday 11th April 2024 @ 9.00am

Interview Date: Friday 26th April 2024

Please note – if you are shortlisted, you will be subject to an online search. This is not part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 31 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the Local Government Tyne and Wear Pension Scheme
  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
  • A comprehensive wellbeing and support package
  • Car mileage expense (at HMRC standard rates)
  • Free parking at all academy sites

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Barbara Priestman Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Barbara Priestman Academy is for students aged 11-19 years with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or complex learning difficulties. The academy’s greatest resource is its dedicated team of professionals who strive to provide the very best in education and well-being.

Our teaching staff, support staff and multi-disciplinary professionals are all trained in understanding autism and meeting the needs of students with complex needs. Through working in close partnership with parents, governors, businesses and the local community we provide an excellent educational experience for young people.

We offer a range of personalised curriculum pathways at 14 -19, including GCSEs, Level 3 courses, Entry Level courses and ASDAN qualifications. We also offer a range of vocational courses. The personal and social curriculum is underpinned by a broad range of accredited qualifications and/or experiences that develop independence skills, work based skills, interests and develop students citizenship.

We are very proud of our academy’s positive ethos, one that values diversity and provides equal opportunity. We have high expectations for each individual, and are committed to developing each student’s strengths and growing areas of need.

Barbara Priestman Academy is part of Ascent multi-Academy Trust which is a partnership between four secondary special schools in Sunderland. This partnership benefits students through shared resources, expertise and curriculum access.

We welcome new students, parents, staff and visitors to the academy. Please get in touch to see for yourselves the opportunities we provide.

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