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Engagement Officer

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Esteem North Academy (either the Hasland site or the new site in the Chesterfield or surrounding area)
Salary details
8 (points 12-15) Actual Salary £23,654 - £25,867 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
06 June 2024


We are seeking an experienced, flexible and enthusiastic Engagement Officer with excellent interpersonal skills to work as part of the team at either the Hasland site or our new site which will be in the Chesterfield or surrounding area. The role will involve ensuring that pupils engage in the routines of the site and reinforcement of our expectations. You will be responsible for meet and greet routines and ensuring that movement of pupils following the timetable is smooth and swift. You will assist where challenges exist with pupils’ behaviour or social and emotional issues’ and they need support out of class. The primary aim of this role is to ensure that pupils are in class and engaging in learning. This role is an ‘out of class’ role and you will support the pastoral team and the site leads to ensure that the site runs effectively for the pupils.

The academy provides statutory education to children who are at risk of, or have been, permanently excluded. Pupils who attend the academy have challenging and often complex needs, and exhibit behaviours that prevent them from attending a mainstream school. The role will involve supporting pupils out of lessons and at break and lunch times. This role may involve working with small groups or with pupils on a one to one basis to meet their needs out of class offer support. Classes are small with maximum pupil number of around 10. This new site will open with a new staffing team and therefore your ability to cooperate as a team player is essential. Until the new site opens, the pupils and new staff team are working on a package of education delivered from our other site at Hasland. You will be involved in the setting up and opening of the new site!

Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected pupils in a school or other alternative setting. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations, and a sense of humour. You must be able to build positive relationships with our pupils and think outside of the box. You will be responsible for contributing to a small staffing team to ensure that the site runs smoothly. A growth mindset and positive ethos are essential characteristics that we are looking for.

The role will be based at one of our sites and mileage claims for any travel from this site are included in this role. There may be travel to our other academy sites for meetings, Inset and CPD. You are required to have daily access to transport with business use included on your car insurance. Business Insurance is to be in place before you begin the role. You may be required to transport pupils in your own car, carry out some home learning or safe and well visits for non- attenders to support the pastoral team.

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership, academy laptop.

For further information, please contact support@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.