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Vacancies

We are delighted that you are interested in working for our Trust.

We passionately believe that our staff are our greatest asset and we want to recruit, and retain, the best. Together, we can improve pupils' life chances and that of the local communities we serve. Every role is essential to this belief and we value those we work with, ensuring every person has the opportunity to flourish, and that we remain an employer of choice. 

We will add details of any open vacancies, based within any of the schools within The Sycamore Church of England Trust on this page.

Full details of our vacancies can also be found on Greater Jobs.

For further information, or if you require a Word version of our application form, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly, or Central Team on 0161 723 1078 (option 3). Alternatively, please email recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk 

Administrative Assistant Vacancy - St Stephen's CE Primary School

Vacancy:                Administrative Assistant (Grade 5)

Working hours:     30 hours per week, term time only

Base:                      St Stephen's CE Primary School, Bury 

Salary:                    £16,469 per annum (Full time equivalent: £23,537 per annum)

Contract:                Permanent

Required from:      02.09.2024

The Sycamore Church of England Trust are seeking to appoint a proactive and highly organised administrator to join our Trust, based at St Stephen’s CE Primary School. 

You will be expected to provide routine general administrative and financial support to the school. As first point of contact you will provide an efficient and professional front of house service for the school, whether face to face, over email or telephone. You should have experience in operating online systems or have the necessary skills to be able to learn and become highly confident in the use of multiple systems (for example, our MIS system, website, absence monitoring etc). Confident and proficient in the use of Microsoft applications you will produce letters, reports, and operate relevent packages such as excel to a high standard. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust within a vital and varied role. Whilst school experience is desirable, this is an ideal prospect to apply previous administrative experience within an education setting where your role will impact upon raising outcomes for children. 

An application form will be available in the next few days on Greater Jobs.

For an informal chat regarding the role please contact either Joanne Mason or Sally Denney on 0161 764 1132.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare or children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks, including references.

All application forms should be emailed to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk by 12pm on Monday 17th June 2024. Please note that no CVs will be accepted.

Please note that schools will close for half term on Friday 24th May to Monday 3rd June - during this time, emails will not be monitored. 

Shortlisting will take place Tuesday 18th June with interviews scheduled Tuesday 25th June. Due to the short notice that will be provided, we encourage you to plan to be available should you be shortlisted. 

Headteacher Vacancy - St John's CE Primary School

Headteacher
Salary: LS14-LS20 (£65,010 - £75,331)
Required From: 1st January 2025

Due to the internal promotion of the current postholder, trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead the team at St John’s CE Primary School. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience, and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school, whilst being committed to enhancing our creative, stimulating, nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to continue on the school’s improvement journey, leading a dedicated, talented team committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made, and that they receive the best quality education possible. You will also actively support the values and ethos of The Sycamore Trust.

Our ideal candidate will have:

- Senior leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school improvement
- Impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
- Clear focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for the pupils
- Excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achieving excellence
- Strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent inter-personal skills
- Innovative ideas to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider communityIn return we can offer:

- Supportive, well informed trustees who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence, with commitment to your continuing professional and personal development
- Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust Leaders and our partner schools
- A committed, dedicated and friendly team of staff with high expectations of themselves
- Children who love learning

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to help progress their career. Visits to our school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit to the school please contact Hazel Liu at the Trust by email - office@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms are available from the Greater Jobs website and returnable via email to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 19th June 2024.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 24th June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Friday 5th July 2024.

Employees of The Sycamore CE Trust have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Teaching Assistant Vacancy (3 roles) - St John's Primary School

Post Title:                  Teaching Assistant (SEND Support)

Working Hours:        30 hours (2 posts – 1 post permanent, 1 post fixed term until 31st August 2025)

                                   16.5 hours (1 post – fixed term until 31 August 2025)

Grade:                        Grade 6

Required From:         1st September 2024 

The Sycamore Church of England Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and effective Teaching Assistant who displays a passion for learning, creativity and a commitment to developing the potential of every child through truly inclusive practices. 

Responsible for supporting the class teacher with the needs of all learners, the candidate will have experience of working within the primary classroom.

We are looking for someone who has: 

Experience of working within a primary school.
Excellent skills in strategies to communicate with children.
Commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm.
The ability to work as part of a strong team.
Fully embraces the values of our Trust and the opportunities that working within a Trust offers. 
 

In return we can offer:

Children who love learning.
Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust Leaders and our partner schools.  This includes Trust wide opportunities to develop skills, experience, and professional development.
An exciting, forward-thinking Trust with a hard-working team of talented and enthusiastic staff and trustees who are committed to providing the best for the children in our care.
A trust committed to your continuing professional and personal development. All employees will have access to an extensive CPD library to support your current and future career aspirations.
A Trust committed to the wellbeing of our staff with access to a full range of confidentially offered wellbeing services including counselling, free flu jabs, online GP appointments and physiotherapy.
 

For an informal chat regarding the role please contact Mrs D Ellithorn on 0161 7231078 or email the school office on stjohns@thesycamoretrust.co.uk

All application forms should be emailed to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk, or delivered to the school by Friday 28th June 2024

You will be notified on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 if you have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will be held on Monday 8th July 2024. 

An application form will be available in the next few days on Greater Jobs.