Operations Support Assistant (Cover and Exams), Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Closing date:

The de Ferrers AcademyBurton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: DFT Grade 4, £19,554 - £20,751 FTE (£16,905 - £17,940 actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education 
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

About Our School 

We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart. 

We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9-Year 13.

The Role

The de Ferrers Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join the Cover team and work as a Cover Supervisor in the absence of a teacher, supporting the Exam Manager and Assistant in the lead up to and during exam seasons (internal and external).

Taking responsibility for a group, or multiple groups, of students who are carrying out work set by the teacher, you can be required to work as a Cover Supervisor in any subject and therefore are not expected to have specialist knowledge of all subjects. You are required to be flexible as the cover schedule is determined on a daily basis and will be primarily based at the Sixth Form Campus.

CPD

The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
  • Access to a fitness suite, located on-site


Visits 

We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. Please call us on 01283 247700 to arrange a convenient time.

To Apply

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you. 

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact Samantha Lawless, HR Officer on 01283 372621.

To apply, please click below. 

Closing date: 9.00am on Thursday, 14th November 2019

Interview date: Thursday, 21st November 2019

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.



More about The de Ferrers Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Trent Campus, St. Mary's Drive, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 247700