Academy Council Secretary, Newham

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Oasis Academy SilvertownNewham

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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,759 (Outer London) Pro Rata (plus Local Government pension scheme)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Academy Council Secretary to join Oasis Academy, Silvertown, part of Oasis Community Learning; one of the largest and fastest growing multi-Academy sponsors in England, with 48 Academy schools opened since 2004. Our mission is to create and sustain a network of excellent learning communities where pupils can realise their full potential.

About Oasis Academy, Silvertown

We are at the heart of an amazing community. The Royal Docks is one of the most exciting places to live and work right now – and it is only going to get better! On our doorstep we have the new Siemens Crystal – right across the dock we have the EXCEL centre – and just up the road we have London City Airport. Next door we have the new Silvertown Partnership development, committed to developing the Royal Docks. Next to EXCEL we have the huge ABP development, which is bringing massive investment from China, and of course we have the University of East London, one of the top modern universities for research. Just 10 minutes by DLR we have Canary Wharf – one of the world’s top financial centres.

Why work for Us?

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nationally recognised organisation. As a constantly growing Academy sponsor Oasis Community learning has expanded rapidly in size, and is known for its ethos: Inclusion, Equality, Healthy Relationships, Hope and Perseverance. We aim to transform the lives of our students and their communities, allowing our staff to truly make a difference.

About the Role:

You will provide effective administrative support to the Academy Council, providing advice to the Academy Council on Oasis governance and procedural matters, ensuring the Academy Council is properly established and to manage information effectively in accordance with the requirements of OCL or legal requirements in relation to pupil exclusions and procedures for dealing with parental complaints.

Working Pattern:

Part Time / Term Time Only (up to 15 hours per academy council meeting, plus an additional 30 hours over the Academic year for additional duties)

Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Have experience of official minute taking
  • Have experience of governance in a academy/LA school setting/corporate governance
  • Be fully computer literate, and have regular access to email and standard Microsoft Office software
  • Have the ability to work with complex or bespoke database systems for recordkeeping
  • Have the willingness to attend relevant training
  • Have a clear understanding of confidentiality
  • Have an understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Experience of working in a school environment is particularly welcome. You will form part of our hard-working but collegial and collaborative administration team.

What Oasis Offers

In return for your hard work we will offer you:

  • A strong Continuous Professional Development programme with training opportunities
  • A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating working environment
  • A competitive pension scheme with defined benefits, life cover and lower tax
  • A generous annual leave allowance of 25 + 8 (Bank Holiday) days per year rising to 30 + 8 after 2 years of service – pro rata

To apply please download our application pack and return your completed Application and Equal Opportunities forms to by no later than 11am on Monday 18th September 2017.

Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c Monday 25th September 2017.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact a member of the Oasis Community Learning recruitment team on 020 7921 4226.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff with be subject to appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and referencing.

Oasis Community Learning supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Oasis Community Learning is a company limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 5398529 and is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 1993 and 2006

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Job location

More about Oasis Academy Silvertown
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Temporary Address, Rymill Street, 65 Evelyn Road, London, E16 2JF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7059 2500
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About the School

Oasis Academy Silvertown is situated just south of the Royal Victoria Docks in Britannia Village, London. We are a brand new co-educational school admitting students between the ages of 11-16. Deliberately small we offer a safe learni...