Project Search Co-ordinator, Bradford

Closing date:

Co-op Academy SouthfieldBradford
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Actual: £27,265.12pa - £28,610.35pa
Contract term: Permanent


Permanent - Full-time -37 hrs pw - term time plus 3 weeks

Pay Scale:  S02   SCP26-28

You’ll lead and co-ordinate a team of job coaches and a teaching assistant to deliver a work experience programme to young adults with learning difficulties.  You’ll be an excellent collaborator, working with colleagues across Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust (BTHFT) and other employers to promote and support the work experience of our interns.

You’ll manage the work of the operational team based at Project SEARCH within a classroom and when they are working independently throughout the organisation and home visits.  You’ll support the young people by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities which will involve planning, delivering and assessing learning activities for the interns.

You’ll monitor; assess; record and report on each intern’s achievements, progress and development, with an emphasis on employability skills.  

Project SEARCH Bradford is a unique supported internship based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which helps young people with learning disabilities gain the skills they need to get meaningful paid jobs.

Whilst you will be employed by Co-op Academy Southfield you will be based at Bradford Royal infirmary.

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves.  As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

Co-op Academy Southfield is the largest Special School in Bradford providing support to students aged between 11-19.  We joined the Co-op Academies Trust on 1 June 2019.  The school is co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary academy.  In December 2018 Southfield received an Ofsted judgement of Good following a short inspection and the report is available here:

Over the next couple of years Co-op Academy Southfield is growing to cater from around 270 to 360 students including approximately 80 in our Sixth Form and 16 at our Project SEARCH sites at the Bradford Royal Infirmary and Next.  The main school houses Key Stages 3 and 4 in the Southfield Grange building and our outstanding Sixth Form provision, the Pathfinder Vocational Centre (PVC), is located on the other side of Haycliffe Lane and offers specialist education and training aimed at providing pathways for life after school for our sixth form students.

What we offer:

• Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust

• Ongoing support and medical training delivered by school nursing team 

• Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more

• Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

Further details and application forms can be found on the Academy’s website or by contacting Human Resources at

This is also the email address to which completed applications should be submitted.

Co-op Academy Southfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are made subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and a medical declaration.

“Co-op Academies Trust, as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf”.

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