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Learning & Behaviour Mentor

New Post (Education) :  Learning & Behaviour Mentor 

Scale: Scale 5/6

Contract Type: Full Time | Permanent

The Primary purpose of the role of Learning & Behaviour Mentor is to take the lead in delivering pastoral support to all Primary students. Through our Academy values, develop and improve the ethos of our Primary phases.

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 6th July 2022 

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage the behaviour of students to promote and maintain order and a calm working environment 
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Ability to support the processes and procedures for students learning
  • Ability to work in a flexible and responsive way with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable 

  • Bi-lingual skills

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • Knowledge of a wide range of strategies to promote good behaviour
  • Knowledge and understanding of the different classroom roles and responsibilities in relation to this
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes 
  • Awareness of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding child protection, health, safety and security, equal opportunities, confidentiality and data protection and of other relevant legislation
  • GCE, GCSE pass or equivalent of NVQ Level 2 in Maths/numeracy and English/literacy

Desirable

  • Awareness of the statutory frameworks relevant to the role
  • Awareness if behaviour management strategies 
  • Fist Aid Qualification 

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with Primary age students
  • Experience of managing the behaviour of challenging students to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience of positive working relationships with parents, schools and support agencies
  • Experience of administrative and clerical activities 
  • Willingness to undertake delegated duties when requested 
  • Understands aims and vision of the Academy and is able to inspire, challenge and motivate
  • The ability to support the Headteacher in developing a clear vision for the Academy and for engaging the wider community 

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

HLTA Primary Phase

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

New Post:  HLTA Primary Phase

Scale: Grade 5/6

Contract Type: Full Time | Permanent

The Primary purpose of the role of Assistant Phase 2 Lead is to provide support for students, the teacher and the academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all students by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and manging classes. Encourage students to become independent learners to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life.

The Halifax Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 6th July 2022 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent
  • At least 2 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at a grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrates a good understanding and working knowledge of child development and learning, together with knowledge of the EYFS/National Curriculum and new developments 
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy/ICT/communication/ interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of lesson planning, IEP’s and learning objectives to contribute to learning
  • Ability to plan, implement and develop a range of teaching and learning strategies for a range of abilities, including special needs pupils
  • Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management strategies for the primary age-range
  • Knowledge of relevant policies / codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation e.g. child protection

Desirable 

  • Specialist training in disabilities and/or learning difficulties and/or supporting English as Additional Language learners
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of, and experience of contributing to, assessment within Early Years 
  • Appropriate Level 2 or above qualification deemed to meet the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 
  • Qualified First Aider 
  • Line management experience 

Experience 

Essential

  • Recent experience of working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 or with this age range in a learning setting 
  • Experience of supporting children in their learning, in particular in communication, literacy, phonics and numeracy
  • Experience of working in a team

Desirable

  • Experience of being a key worker for pupils in EYFS
  • Experience of supporting pupils with Educational needs, visual impairment, complex needs or autism

Initiative & Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexible approach and ability to adapt to a variety of situations within the Academy
  • Ability to relate well to and motivate children & adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these roles
  • Ability to listen to and understand others and to diffuse difficult situations
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, accurate and succinct manner

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Teacher of Music

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

New Post:  Teacher of Music 

Scale: MPS/UPS (Part time – 0.6) 

Contract Type: Part Time | Permanent

The primary purpose of the role of Teacher of Music is to provide inspirational and dynamic teaching across years 1-9 within a new and exciting Music department.  

The Halifax Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 8th July 2022

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Successful recent teaching experience at KS3 and KS4
  • Has a good knowledge and understanding of wider issues in education
  • Excellent ICT skills for teaching
  • Excellent interpersonal & presentation skills
  • Excellent influencing sills and the ability to engage others in new ideas
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection & safeguarding procedures
  • Ability to promote and develop positive relationships within and beyond the Academy

Desirable 

  • Qualified Teacher Status. Degree; PGCE or equivalent qualification
  • Good Honours degree in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence if cross phase teaching e.g. primary and secondary  
  • Experience of parental involvement/liaison

Personal and Professional Conduct

Essential

  • Recent and relevant CPD activities
  • Shows commitment to professional and self-development 
  • Willingness to be involved in coaching, mentoring and supporting colleagues
  • Experience of dealing with a variety of people and understands the need for effective relationships with parents, carers, partners and the community which enhance ad support student learning 
  • Experience of effective use of ICT in management and data handling
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team

Desirable

  • Evidence of successfully supporting colleague to improve
  • Evidence of developing successful partnerships
  • Experience of working with ethnic minority and or EAL pupils 

Working with others

Essential

  • Open-minded and flexible
  • Self motivated with excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload effectively under pressure
  • To be able to think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities
  • Displays potential to provide direction, inspiration and strong leadership to others
  • A high level of self-awareness – knows own strengths and areas for development
  • Willingness to undertake delegated duties when requested 
  • The ability and willingness to run extra-curricular activities
  • Understands aims and vision of the Academy and is able to inspire, challenge and motivate
  • The ability to support the Headteacher (Secondary Phase) in developing a clear vision for the Academy and for engaging the wider community 

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Financial Adviser – Wealth Management

New Role: Financial Adviser 

Base: Huddersfield, Elland, Bradford, Dewsbury, Leeds, York, Northallerton or Leyburn. 

Sector: Financial Services

Summary of Role: 

It is expected that the Financial Adviser will demonstrate a high level of leadership, organisation and prioritise to manage delivering a quality client service whilst helping to achieve the company’s financial targets. The Financial Adviser will be expected to build relationships throughout our client’s group and respective clients. A high level of accuracy, proficiency and professionalism are key criteria in providing quality customer service. .

To be successful in the role and in addition to meeting the indicative tasks listed below, it is essential that the employee demonstrates that they consistently perform the following indicative behaviours at a high level.

Role Specific Competencies:

Client Customer Care – 

  • Develop strong relationships with staff and clients through maintaining a high level of professional integrity.
  • Seeking help and advice from Directors/other Team Leaders rather than compromise a delivery timeline for a client.
  • Ensure clients are kept aware of any delays if timelines are unable to be achieved.
  • Actively seek opportunities and referrals.
  • Demonstrate positive company image by ensuring a high level of personal presentation and adhering to the company dress standard policy.
  • Able to interact effectively with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle difficult clients effectively.
  • Protect the client’s privacy and dignity and always maintains confidentiality.
  • Meet GDPR policy.
  • Awareness of appropriate conversations within the workplace.
  • Excellent written and communication skills

Technical Skills – 

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills.
  • Has experience and an understanding of the fundamentals of financial services, FCA rules and procedures, and the financial planning advisory process
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Some knowledge and experience with Back Office Systems (including Intelligent Office), Provider platforms, and associated advisory tools, research tools (including Financial Express, Adviser Asset, Assureweb), risk assessment tools (including Dynamic Planner).
  • Able to manage and organise own time 
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to empathise with clients

Attention To Detail – 

  • Ensures high level of accuracy in all task’s employee performs in accordance to protocols and procedures.
  • Taking pride in ensuring accurate documentation and a high level of professional presentation.
  • Carefully checks own work as well as the work of others in creating the final product for the client.
  • Demonstrating strong multi-tasking and prioritisation skills by ensuring all work is undertaken in order of priority to meet needs of the Directors, Leaders, Managers, colleagues, and clients. 
  • Proactively asks for advice rather than make an error.
  • Ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Commitment, Attitude, Flexibility & Teamwork –

  • Lives and promotes our clients values and culture and cares about building a credible reputation.
  • Shows strong professional commitment to their position, office, and the company.
  • Always displays a professional company image through the manner in which they conduct themselves professionally and their personal presentation.
  • Accept feedback from others and adapts behaviour according to feedback given.
  • The employee effectively communicates and maintains positive relationships with Clients, Directors, and colleagues.
  • Interpersonal relationships are reflective of the company working environment where all members are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect and any form of discourtesy, harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated.
  • Consideration of peers including willingness to help others when there is excess workload. 
  • Always displays positive persona and behaves ethically, morally, and professionally.
  • Motivated, flexible & adaptable when required to work extra hours or be asked to perform extra tasks.
  • Happy to perform routine tasks e.g. filing, typing or other admin duties.
  • Using experience and knowledge of the company’s operations to proactively identify and fix potential problems prior to them occurring by using initiative and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Punctual, reliable and follows policy to inform the line manager of sickness/delayed start time.
  • Actively uses initiative to find ‘value adding’ tasks to do in quieter periods.
  • Always seeks out new ways of improving systems, processes, and workflows within the office.
  • Maintaining complete confidentiality and professional integrity about all company matters relating to clients, colleagues, and the business – in all work and social interactions.
  • Complies with all other company policies and procedures according to the employee handbook.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of the team

Role Specific Tasks:

The work required of the Financial Advisor includes:

  • Develop appropriate business relationships with clients and introducers within the client’s Group. 
  • Promote the client’s services and actively seek referrals
  • Establish contact and relations with new clients
  • In all cases, obtain the required information to enable a full analysis of the client’s needs
  • Construct appropriate solutions for client needs, complying with the principals of best advice
  • Produce reports and recommendations, in conjunction with the paraplanner, to the firm’s high standards
  • Present solutions to clients, providing educational support and ensuring clarity
  • Ensure any agreed actions following client instructions are implemented
  • Ensure all associated administration is completed in an effective manner to meet the firms record keeping and file quality standards.
  • Review existing client’s circumstances and address any change where appropriate
  • Ensure all client reviews are documented and actioned
  • Operate at all times within the rules of the FCA and those set out in the company’s handbook/performance measures
  • Provide support with companies centralised research (product and investment)
  • In addition to your normal duties, you may from time to time be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business, which include back up to the paraplanner in the event of holiday’s/sickness/or high workloads
  • Responsible to meet your own CPD requirements and maintain records for compliance visits

Salary will be entirely dependent upon experience. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work in a business with strong ethics and an excellent team.

For an informal discussion and to register your interest in the position, please contact Georgina on 07539 170664 or alternatively please send your most up to date CV through to Georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk.

Paraplanner – Wealth Management

Role: Paraplanner

Base: Huddersfield, Elland, Bradford, Dewsbury, Leeds, York and Leyburn 

Sector: Financial Services  

Job Summary: 

It is expected that the Paraplanner will demonstrate a high level of analytical, prioritisation and attention to detail skills to manage their workload effectively at all times. Paraplanners will provide research and technical support and produce high quality recommendation reports. A high level of accuracy, proficiency and professionalism are key criteria in providing quality services to the practice and quality customer service to our clients.

To be successful in the role and in addition to meeting the indicative tasks listed below, it is essential that the employee demonstrates that they consistently perform the following indicative behaviours at a high level.

Role Specific Competencies:

Client customer Service – 

  • Develop relationships with staff and clients through maintaining a high level of professional integrity.
  • Seek help and advice from a Director, Leader or Manager rather than compromise a delivery timeline for a client.
  • Ensure advisers and clients are kept aware of any delays if timelines are unable to be achieved.
  • Demonstrate a positive company image by ensuring a high level of personal presentation and adhering to the company dress standard policy.
  • Able to interact effectively with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle difficult clients effectively.
  • Protect the client’s privacy and dignity and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Meets GDPR policy.
  • Awareness of appropriate conversations within the workplace.
  • Excellent written and communication skills

Technical Skills – 

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills.
  • Has a good understanding of the fundamentals of financial services, FCA rules and procedures and the financial planning advisory process
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Back Office Systems (including Intelligent Office), Provider platforms and associated advisory tools, research tools (including Financial Express, Adviser Asset, Assureweb), risk assessment tools (including Dynamic Planner).
  • Experience of writing and producing client suitability reports and utilizing report writing tools (including Genovo)
  • Fast and accurate data entry skills.
  • Problem solving skills

Attention To Detail – 

  • Ensures high level of accuracy in all task’s employee performs in accordance to protocols and procedures.
  • Taking pride in ensuring accurate documentation and a high level of professional presentation.
  • Carefully checks own work as well as the work of others in creating the final product for the client.
  • Demonstrate multi-tasking and prioritisation skills by ensuring all work is undertaken in order of priority to meet needs of the Directors, Leaders, colleagues, and clients. 
  • Proactively asks for advice rather than make an error.
  • Ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Commitment, Attitude, Flexibility & Teamwork – 

  • Lives and promotes our clients values and culture and cares about building a credible reputation.
  • Shows strong professional commitment to their position, office, and the company.
  • Always displays a professional company image through the manner in which they conduct themselves professionally and their personal presentation.
  • Accept feedback from others and adapts behaviour according to feedback given.
  • The employee effectively communicates and maintains positive relationships with Clients, Directors, and colleagues.
  • Interpersonal relationships are reflective of the company working environment where all members are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect and any form of discourtesy, harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated.
  • Consideration of peers including willingness to help others when there is excess workload. 
  • Always displays positive persona and behaves ethically, morally, and professionally.
  • Motivated, flexible & adaptable when required to work extra hours or be asked to perform extra tasks.
  • Happy to perform routine tasks e.g. filing, typing or other admin duties.
  • Using experience and knowledge of the company’s operations to proactively identify and fix potential problems prior to them occurring by using initiative and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Punctual, reliable and follows the clients policy to inform the line manager of sickness/delayed start time.
  • Actively uses initiative to find ‘value adding’ tasks to do in quieter periods.
  • Always seeks out new ways of improving systems, processes, and workflows within the office.
  • Maintaining complete confidentiality and professional integrity about all company matters relating to clients, colleagues, and the business – in all work and social interactions.
  • Complies with all other company policies and procedures according to the the clients employee handbook.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of the team
  • Ability to use own initiative

Role Specific Tasks:

The work required of the Paraplanner is predominately generated through Iris Practice Management and is prioritised at the discretion of the Team Leader. The position may undertake all tasks, but are not limited to:

  • Obtain the required information to enable a full analysis of the client’s needs to be conducted
  • Identify and discuss any discrepancies of the client file with the financial adviser
  • Undertake research and analysis both independently and with the financial adviser to identify suitable solutions to meet client’s needs and objectives
  • Produce reports and recommendations to the company’s high standards and implement solutions agreed with clients
  • Ensure the companies high standards of client care are met by demonstrating competence in all stages of the advisory process, operating at all times with the rules of the FCA as documented in the company’s compliance procedures
  • Ensure all associated administration is completed in an effective manner to meet the firms record keeping and file quality standards
  • Ownership of the company’s report writing procedures and software. Review available options and consider improvements to procedures/systems
  • Assist with the production and monitoring of company compliance documents, including client agreement, privacy policy
  • Assist with internal product (PROD) and centralised investment research
  • Greet all individuals either in person, or on the telephone or in an email in a friendly and approachable manner
  • Always listen to the client and what they are asking
  • Operate at all times within the rules of the FCA and those set out in the company’s handbook/performance measures
  • In addition to your normal duties, you may from time to time be required to undertake additional or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business, which include back up to the paraplanner in the event of holiday’s/sickness/or high workloads
  • Responsible to meet your own CPD requirements and maintain records for compliance visits 
  • Promote the client Services

Salary will be entirely dependent upon experience. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work in a business with strong ethics and an excellent team.

To register your interest in the position please call Georgina on 07539 170664 or alternatively send your most up to date CV through to Georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk. 

Human Resources Business Partner (Dispute Resolution)

NEW ROLE – HR Business Partner

Location – Sale OR Wakefield OR York or Telford

Permanent role – great benefits 

We are now supporting their search for a knowledgeable experienced Human Resources Business Partner (Dispute Resolution) to join their expanding HR team supporting the Dispute Resolution Division.

Role Purpose: 

The HR Business Partner will provide coaching and support to Heads of Department and managers within the Dispute Resolution Teams by providing HR advice and guidance on all employee matters. They will also participate in the implementation of several key projects across the business, leading where necessary.

Locations: Opportunities in Sale, Wakefield, York and Telford but MUST be able to travel between sites/offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Constantly work to improve processes
  • Champion, initiate and coach managers to effectively deliver line management activities designed to improve the performance and engagement of individuals
  • Support a number of initiatives that will support the organisations continuous improvement agenda 
  • Act as first point of contact for guidance on employment related matters, HR policies and procedures
  • Monitoring and managing absence and performance management issues
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes 
  • Builds a strong business relationship
  • Develops other HR team members 
  • Ensure all queries are resolved within a timely manner
  • Analyse data and provide recommendations to improve processes, employee engagement and policy alignment across the business
  • Support with HR elements of acquisitions / TUPE activity
  • Manage all TUPE transfers effectively ensuring all TUPE legal requirements are met & ensure effective communications are in place

Key Competencies:

Key competencies have been highlighted to illustrate expected behaviours, however a person in this role is expected to meet all the competencies at the appropriate level for each competency area as defined in the framework.

Experience / Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • CIPD Level 5 or above (Essential) AND at least 3 years’ experience working in a similar HR role at a similar level (Essential)
  • Driving licence and able to travel to other sites weekly
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills to include, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is resilient, assertive, optimistic, and open to change
  • Work as a team effectively
  • Ability to work independently with confidence in own decision making
  • Excellent literacy & numeracy skills
  • Consistently presents a professional manner 
  • Knowledge of Employment Law legislation
  • Problem-solving attitude with an eye for detail
  • Project Management and Change Management Skills
  • Strong Business Acumen

Note: The above job description sets out the main responsibilities of the HR Business Partner but should not be regarded as an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required of the post holder.

Salary will be entirely dependent upon experience. This really is a fantastic opportunity to work in a business with strong ethics and an excellent team. 

For an informal discussion and to register your interest in the position, please contact Georgina on 07539 170664 or alternatively please send your most up to date CV through to Georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk.

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Our Client is a very successful top UK law firm serving national and international businesses and individuals from multiple sites across the UK. 

With over 310 Lawyers, and 100 Partners, their investment in people and technology has shown them to be one of the leading providers of legal services in the UK.

We are now looking for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers to join this well established business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To advise clients across a broad range of disputes including shareholder and director issues, commercial contract disputes, landlord and tenant, negligence actions and debt recovery etc. 
  • Undertake team supervision
  • Manage client relationships
  • Undertake business development activity

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years PQE in commercial litigation with an exposure to a broad range of dispute resolution work. 
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills 

Salary will be entirely dependent upon experience.  

For a confidential discussion, contact us on 0330 0881857.

Behaviour for Learning (BFL) Manager

Post: Behaviour for Learning (BFL) Manager

Scale: SO2 (SCP 26 – 28) 

Contract Term: Term Time Only  plus 5  Days, 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Term Time | Permanent

Start Date: 01/09/2022

The Whitley AP Academy are an Alternative Provision Academy serving the Calderdale area and we are based in Illingworth, Halifax. We are commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide eighty places for young people across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 24th June 2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To play a key role in developing and implementing the vision for Inclusion, and Behaviour Management in the Academy; to encourage high levels of expectations in pupils.

• To promote positive behaviour management by modelling and suggesting strategies which support the improvement of behaviour in the Academy.

• To maintain a high profile around the Academy to ensure that appropriate pupil behaviour is maintained both in and out of lessons; to supervise the corridors daily; to supervise pupil behaviour at break and lunchtime as required around Academy.

• To supervise the day-to-day management of the ‘Refocus / Removal’ system and detention system; to monitor patterns of pupil behaviour; to work closely with senior leaders to reduce Suspensions.

• To conduct investigations, as requested, into breaches of the Academy’s Discipline Code by pupils, collating statements, making recommendations.

• To be responsible for the ‘Alternative to Suspension’ provision in the Academy, ensuring that it is staffed as required and that the provision is an effective strategy.

• To attend pastoral meetings with the pastoral team and exchange information about pupils. To provide input to the Deputy Headteacher to identify strengths and weaknesses of the implementation of Behaviour for Learning.

• To supervise the maintenance of specific documents relating to all facets of behaviour for learning, this includes – but is not limited to, Behaviour Management Plans, Pupil Profiles and Reduced Hours Forms.

• To liaise with parents in relation to the Behaviour for Learning system and policy; to be responsible for discussing sensitive issues with parents / carers as regards Behaviour, uniform, etc.

To maintain regular contact with parents / carers of pupils needing extra support to keep informed of their child’s needs and progress and to secure positive family support and involvement.

• To ensure that the pastoral team maintain effective records of interventions with pupils, meetings with parents and external agencies.

• To line manage the Academy’s Behaviour for Learning (BfL) Leads and lead their performance management.

• To liaise with the BfL Leads regarding specific pupils, discussing behaviour and share information as appropriate.

• To ensure that you take care of your own Health and Safety and that of your colleagues in-line with the Academy’s Health and Safety policy.

• To promote the provision of extra-curricular activities for pupils.

• To play a full part in the life of the Academy community supporting its distinctive mission and ethos, actively promoting its policies and practices.

• To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by your Line Manager.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level or responsibility of the work to be undertaken, commensurate with the grade. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the post-holder will carry out, which would be determined by the Line Manager or Senior Leaders.

Person Specification

Post Grade: SO2 (SCP 26 – 28)

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D) How Identified

Experience 

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (E)

Experience of leading an effective pastoral team. (E)

Experience of pro-actively working with parents, schools and support agencies. (E)

Experience of developing and implementing effective strategies to promote positive behaviour. (E)

Experience of modelling good behaviour management techniques. (E)

Knowledge & Skills

High expectations which motivate and challenge pupils. (E)

Strong behaviour management skills to support the Academy’s culture. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Ability to relate to children / young people from diverse social backgrounds. (E)

Ability to effectively communicate verbally with children / young people, parents / carers and staff in the Academy. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at an advanced level. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

Written communication skills in order to produce reports and update records. (E)

Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. (E)

Ability to develop and support members of staff. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the Academy, its pupils, parents or carers; and an awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)

Ability to lead staff training session on aspects related to the role. (E)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good ICT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office, SIMS and CPOMS. (D)

Good understanding of the Secondary BAC process. (D)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (E)

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitley AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Behaviour for Learning Mentor

Post Title: Behaviour for Learning Mentor

Contract: Permanent | Term Time + 5 days

Contractual Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Scale: 4-5 | SCP 7 – 17 (£20,444 – £24,920 FTE)

Actual Salary: £15,540 – 19,110.

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To support the delivery of learning, participating in planning and implementation of programmes of study and record keeping.

• To support pupils, recognising and responding to their individual needs, encouraging them to interact and work co-operatively with others, providing feedback in relation to progress and achievement.

• To be aware of and support difference, ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

• To support in identifying and promoting positive behavioural change in pupils experiencing SEMH issues.

• To establish positive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.

• To provide information and advice to enable pupils to make choices about their learning, behaviour and attendance, challenging and motivating pupils, and promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.

• To regularly liaise with parents / carers, sensitively and effectively.

• To build supportive relationships with parents and other schools and agencies to promote effective working relationships.

• To assist teachers in the production of Pupil Focus Reports, Behaviour Management Plans, SEMH assessments, and individual case studies.

• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

• To develop an increased knowledge base and relevant expertise through CPD, attendance on accredited courses and self-study.

• To support the effective use of ICT in learning activities.

Person Specification

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

Experience

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age, e.g., voluntary organisation or parental / caring responsibilities. (D)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (D)

Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the Academy. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at a developed level. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

Awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Basic ICT skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (D)

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.  It will be reviewed annually.

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 003300881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitely AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Friday 1ST July 2022

Safeguarding & Social, Emotional and Mental Health Lead

Post Title: Safeguarding & Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Lead

Contract: Permanent | Term Time + 5 days

Contractual Hours: 35 hours per week

Scale: 6 | SCP 18 – 22 (£25,419 – £27,514 FTE)

Actual Salary: £20,993 – £22,723

We are now supporting The Whitley AP Academy with their search for an experienced SEMH Lead to join their expanding team

The primary focus of the role is to be responsible for day-to-day child protection and safeguarding procedures, working with children in need and their families, ensuring that pupils at risk of harm are supported with referrals made to following safeguarding procedures; to also be the lead for Academy-wide development of provision / interventions for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To have an up-to-date knowledge of child protection and safeguarding processes and procedures, providing relevant advice, information and support to colleagues and other partners.

• To maintain accurate, confidential and up to date documentation on all cases of safeguarding, child protection and attendance – in line with Data Protection legislation; ensure relevant systems including CPOMS are maintained and up to date.

• Receive, make and co-ordinate referrals to agencies including Early Help Pathways and MAST, arranging action and reviewing services for children and families.

• To liaise with staff, parents, other education institutions and multi-agency partners to support pupils progress and overall development.

• To provide support and guidance to carers and parents and co-ordinate planned support and interventions as part of agreed plans for children.

• To ensure that pupils who are victims of abuse are supported appropriately and sensitively and that all actions from planning and intervention meetings are successfully carried out and monitored

• To liaise with parents / cares and relevant outside agencies to ensure that individual pupil SEMH needs are met effectively.

• To work in close collaboration with the Attendance Lead and Home-Schools Liaison Officer to support improvement in pupil attendance and punctuality.

• To support the work of the SENDCo to ensure the Academy develops high quality whole school provision to meet the SEMH needs of pupils.

• To support in identifying and promoting positive behavioural change in pupils experiencing SEMH issues.

• To assist teachers in the production of Pupil Focus Reports, Behaviour Management Plans, SEMH assessments, and individual case studies.

• To support the delivery of SEMH interventions, participating in planning and the implementation of programmes of study.

Person Specification

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

Experience

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age. (E)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (E)

Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (E)

Experience of working in alternative provision / Pupil Referral Units. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure and able to be decisive. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to all aspects of the Academy. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at an advanced level. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

In depth understanding of safeguarding issues and related practices / procedures. (E)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Strong interpersonal / communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Good ICT skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 2. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training. (E)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (E)

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.  It will be reviewed annually.

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 003300881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitely AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Friday 24th June 2022