About the role: The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy have a rare and exciting opportunity and are seeking to appoint a Learning Resources and Career Development Manager to join our highly successful Academy for the new academic year in September 2017. As well as bringing with them a passion for supporting young adults in breaking down any barriers that they may have in regards to learning, this role offers scope to work with local businesses with the view to providing high quality exposure and participation in work-related experience, providing our students with options for their futures.
Please note this role does not offer direct Line Management of staff, rather the responsibility of managing the full Learning Resources Centre and Work Experience/Business Mentor Scheme. Therefore prior experience in managing a full service is ideal, particularly if directly related to providing a benefit for young adults. For more information on the responsibilities of this role, please consult the Job Description.
The working basis is full-time (37 hours per week) during Term Time plus one additional week of inset.
Working at the Academy: The Leigh UTC has a clear vision to be a distinctive education provider for outstanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning. Our newly built centre of excellence will enable up to 600 young people from the region to learn from a personalised curriculum, which emphasises the practical application of academic and vocational learning. Through our specialisms we will raise standards across the UTC, expecting all students to excel. We will develop the next generation of ‘world class’ engineers by inspiring them passionately through a diverse curriculum delivered by a combination of Higher Education sector staff, Business entrepreneurs and UTC staff.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area. As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical areas to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
What are we looking for in you? To be successful you need to passionate about books and reading and ideally have some experience working in a library environment. Most importantly you will have a strong drive to encourage students to read and be able to work with them to improve their literacy levels.
As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for staff that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that working in a busy school brings.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.