Project Support Officer (12 Month FTC, Home-Based), Milton Keynes

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MacIntyre AcademiesMilton Keynes

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,471.49
Contract term: Fixed Term

Be part of the Academy Trust behind schools for children and young people with autism and/or additional needs.



About Us

MacIntyre Academies' mission is to become a leading Special Academy Trust that provides outstanding outcome-focused state education by promoting high aspirations, empowering parents as partners and successfully equipping every child for adult life.


To date we have opened 3 new special academies. In 2014 we opened Endeavour Academy in Oxford, a residential academy for children and young people with autism and associated severe Learning difficulties aged from 9 to 19 years old.  In 2015 we opened Discovery Academy in Nuneaton, for children with social, emotional and mental health needs and /or autism. In 2017 we opened Quest Academy in a temporary location also in Nuneaton, also catering for children with SEMH and/or autism. In 2019 Quest moved into a brand new purpose built school in Rugby and in September 2020 it will extend its age range to include children from the age of 7.


MacIntyre Academies benefits greatly from its sponsor MacIntyre, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.


The Role

We are a small friendly central team who provide support services to all three schools within our Trust.  Our current focus is to embed strong systems across our Trust and this role will help us create additional capacity to support this (and therefore is offered as a fixed term contract for 12 months).


One of the key projects you will support, is working with our Trust Business Manager to implement a new finance package.  This will include communicating with stakeholders, assisting with planning the delivery of the new system, organising meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, updating project tracking systems and databases and contributing to project progress updates and project planning meetings.


Reporting to our Senior Project Support Officer, you will also support them with phased implementation of asset management and data protection systems; assist with capital expenditure projects and support centralised procurement functions as well as getting involved in ongoing projects such as supporting with arrangements for our staff conference.


The role is home based with regular visits to our sites in Oxford, Rugby, Nuneaton and Milton Keynes so your own transport and a willingness to travel is essential.



About You

You will have previous experience working within a similar role, ideally within a multi-academy Trust. Experience of implementing management information systems is desirable; however, as long as you have proven experience of monitoring project schedules, preparing progress reports and experience of working with people of all different levels in an organisation this isn’t essential.

We are looking for a strong team player with a sense of humour who is able to carry the vision and value of MacIntyre Academies at the heart of your work.  You will have a can-do positive attitude and be confident to work independently with guidance. 

You will have an eye for detail and be able to ensure work is completed accurately as well as demonstrating excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be able to work under pressure within tight deadlines, with a highly resilient, determined approach. 


Benefits

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and local government pension scheme, as well as an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing and access to our cycle to work scheme once you’ve completed your probation.


MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.




More about MacIntyre Academies
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Type: English SEN Schools & Colleges
Address: Head Office, Macintyre Care, 602 South Seventh Street, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1908 230100
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