Business Support Officer - Pupil Welfare, Blackburn with Darwen

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Tauheedul Islam Boys' High SchoolBlackburn with Darwen
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £19,554 to £21,166 (Pro rata equivalent £13,403 - £14,508)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School is a Muslim faith-based secondary school for 11 to 18 year old boys, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none.  We opened in Blackburn in 2012 as Star Academies’ first free school and will move to our new state-of-the-art site in 2019/20.  Like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We are extremely proud to be one of the highest performing schools in the country, with the 8th Progress 8 score nationally for our 2018 GCSE results. We were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in April 2014.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a talented individual to provide an exceptional business support service to our pupils, teachers and wider stakeholders. As a key member of our school’s business support team, your expertise will help to deliver an outstanding learning environment for our young people.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and specialist technical skills.  You will have extensive experience of delivering outstanding customer service and possess the ability to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

  • 5 A*-Cs at GCSE including English and Maths
  • Experience of working in an administrative setting
  • The ability to use MS Office software packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Explorer and databases
  • The ability to prioritise, work efficiently and accurately, particularly under pressure, to deadlines and using own initiative
  • The ability to maintain positive relationships with pupils, staff, parents and members of the community.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01254 918670.

Key Dates

Closing Date: 16th August 2019 at midnight

Interview Date: tbc

Proposed Start Date: September 2019

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.



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