Harris Experience Coordinator, Croydon

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Harris FederationCroydon

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a talent and enthusiastic recent graduate to join our central team on a 1 year internship as our Harris Exeperience Proramme Coodinator. We are interested to hear from bright, enthusiastic and extremely well organised recent graduates who are interested in and available for a 1 year internship. This job would suit a recent graduate with a strong interest in education and events management. We are looking for someone with a minimum of a 2:1 in any academic degree. The right candidate will have an absolute commitment to transforming the lives of young people and have a strong interest in Higher Education and current academic events.

The central Harris Sixth Form is one of the largest in London, with 11 campuses and 2,000+ Sixth Formers. It has two very different, but equally ambitious, routes that sixth formers can choose between: Sixth Form Academia, for students looking for a Russell Group university place or to study at other top universities worldwide; and Sixth Form Professional for those of our students wanting to study for credible qualifications that universities recognise and respect, or which lead directly to their careers of choice.

Your opportunity

The job is to support our team in the running of our educational programmes, the Harris Experience and Harris Experience Advanced, which are already in place from Year 9 through to Year 13. The Harris Experience programme spans three years for each cohort, from Year 9 to Year 11; Harris Experience Advanced spans two years for each cohort, from Year 12 to Year 13.  

Both programmes aim to broaden the cultural and academic experiences of some of our brightest young secondary students in the Federation, to give them an outstanding preparation for some of the country’s top university destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. In the long term, we see ourselves shaping future leaders in all walks of life.

This role will be based at the Harris Federation head office near East Croydon station; however, much of your time will be spent visiting our academies in and around London.The successfull application will have the opportunity to gain a variety of skills and experience whilst support the Head of Harris Experience. 

What we are looking for

We want every student in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. We are looking for a talented graduate who wants to be a part of transforming education in London. You will be responsible for:

  • Initial identification of suitable students for entry into Harris Experience for Year 9  and Harris Experience Advanced  for Year 12
  • Putting together and publishing academic and cultural programmes (in liaison with the other Harris Experience Coordinator and the Head of Harris Experience)
  • Liaising with all of the academies’ Most Able Coordinators across the federation to ensure the effective delivery of the programme within each academy – with a particular focus on ensuring the regular and meaningful in house delivery of Harris Experience Masterclasses

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. 

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

NEXT STEPS

Applications will be reviewed as and when received and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...