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Job Ref No. ECC2024-162S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Actual Pro Rata Salary £33,526 - £37,298
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Support Services Manager

GLC Academy: Gateway Primary Free School

Salary: GLC Point 30 £36,245 - 34 £40,323 FTE [Actual Pro Rata Salary £33,526 - £37,298]

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week, Term time only plus 3 weeks' holiday working [48.1 Paid weeks]

Closing Date: 12April 2024 at Midday

Interview: TBC

Start date: ASAP

The Gateway Primary Free School is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership of one secondary academy and four primary academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary in the borough of Thurrock, to the east of London. We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we celebrate differences and pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity and is not discriminated against in any way.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our happy committed team to ensure the efficient and effective running of all non-teaching [support] services throughout the Gateway Primary Free School. You will be responsible for the day to day running of administration, communications, procurement, lettings, site, cleaning, grounds maintenance, catering, technical, and reprographics services. Working with the academy's leadership team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, policies and practises. This position will also interact with the Board of Directors as required.

This key role is crucial to our success and is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual who:

Has excellent organisation and strategic management skills with an ability to work at all levels;
Has the ability to build effective working relationships with governors, school staff, parents and the office team;
Has experience of working within a Primary School setting;
Has excellent communication skills and is a team player with a positive approach;
Is hard working and committed to continual improvement;
Has a good sense of humour.

Watch our video for an insight in to our academy:https://youtu.be/mKl4MgwJUmA

You can read our latest Ofsted Report here:http://www.theglc.org.uk/170/key-information/category/7/ofsted-inspections

Additional Benefits for Working for the GLC:

Employees at The GLC benefit from:

Staff well-being programme: Including access to Perkbox and multiple discounts
Long service awards after: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and years of service
State of the art facilities and access to high quality resources to support learning
A paid 'My Day' each year
Excellent career development and training
2-week October half term break
A supportive central team [reprographics, ICT, HR, Finance] which enables teachers to focus on teaching
Paid opportunities to teach during school holiday clubs
Subsidised holiday provision for children of staff

If you would like to apply for this position and join our school on its journey to outstanding, please send your application form to Jo.Jones@theglc.org.uk

The GLC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

The GLC's commitment to equality is enshrined in our mission statement to develop 'active and thriving citizens within a diverse, truly fair and equal community'. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create inclusive environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated.

In line with the recommended practice in the statutory guidance 'KCSIE' the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available online. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicants' suitability to work with children;

- to verify employment history

Only information related to the purposes stated will be shared with the panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Information about the School

The Gateway Primary Free School is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Katie Creighton
Marshfoot Road, Thurrock
Essex, RM16 4LU
Telephone: 01375 489094
Email: Jo.Jones@theglc.org.uk

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