School Business Manager 30 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days.

We are looking for a School Business Manager to join us.  At Northbourne, our Business Manager plays a key role in our Senior Leadership Team by making a significant contribution to the strategic leadership and management of our school.  This role includes leading on all aspects of finance, HR, site, premises and health and safety, as well as leading our committed and talented team of office and site staff.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to work effectively and build relationships with a wide range of people
  • An understanding of organisational finance and operations
  • Commitment, drive, resilience and tenacity, and the ability to work flexibly and with initiative.

We can offer:

  • Friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic children and staff
  • An inclusive, happy school with a well-established commitment to supporting staff at all levels with their career aspirations
  • A talented and supportive team who are committed to working collaboratively
  • Support from the central team of our multi-academy trust

 

Salary details – Grade 10, point 27-30 (£31,895 – £34,373 FTE; actual salary £22,598 – £24,354)

Informal discussions about the post would be very welcome. Please telephone our school office for an appointment or more details.

Please find full job description here

Please find introduction letter here

Safeguarding

Northbourne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant form obtaining this post.  All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Closing Date: Applications will be considered upon receipt. In the event that suitable candidates are identified, please note the advert may be withdrawn without notice.

All applications should be made using the ODST Application Form and emailed to recruitment@northbourne.oxon.sch.uk or via the ODST website 

 

Teaching Assistant 25 hours a week (5 hours a day x 5 days a week), term time only; part-time applications for candidates looking to work for fewer than 5 days will be considered.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, nurturing and motivated teaching assistant to join our talented team of support staff.  In the first instance, this post involves working in one of our three Y5/6 classes.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has:

  • A passion for nurturing excellence, ensuring all children become motivated and successful learners
  • A positive, resilient and caring approach to supporting children with a range of needs
  • The ability to work flexibly and as part of a team, building relationships with children, staff and parents
  • Excellent communication skills

We can offer:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who want to learn
  • An inclusive, happy school with a clear commitment to meeting the needs of all of our learners
  • Talented and supportive staff who are committed to working collaboratively
  • High expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour

 

Salary details – Grade 4 £19,264 – £19650 FTE (£10,913-£11,132 pro-rata)

Informal discussions about the post would be very welcome. Please telephone our school office for an appointment or more details.

Please find full job description here.

Please find the introduction letter here.

Safeguarding

Northbourne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant form obtaining this post.  All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Closing Date: Applications will be considered upon receipt. In the event that suitable candidates are identified, please note the advert may be withdrawn without notice.

Interview Date:  TBC

Start date – as soon as possible

All applications should be made using the ODST Application Form and emailed to recruitment@northbourne.oxon.sch.uk or via the ODST website 

Why teach in Didcot?

Didcot is a thriving, rapidly expanding town and a great place to work as a teacher.  As well as having access to professional development opportunities co-ordinated through the unique county-wide teaching school alliance (OTSA), staff at Northbourne are able to take advantage of training, mentoring and peer support within the growing Didcot partnership of schools.  This school year, these have included an NQT group, a network for Early Career teachers, and a tailored programme to support subject leaders.  Links between our schools are strong and well-embedded, enabling staff to grow professional networks beyond their individual schools.

Didcot has excellent transport links to Oxford and Reading (14 minutes by train) and London (45 minutes), and a newly expanded shopping centre of shops, cafes and restaurants.  Cornerstone Arts Centre hosts a range of arts, culture and entertainment events, and the Ridgeway and Wittenham Clumps are easily accessible.

 

There are a range of housing options available to staff working in Oxfordshire.  Examples include:

 

As an ODST school, teachers in the first five years of their career also have access to six high quality, furnished apartments in St. Marys Lodge, Wantage, with rents set at reduced levels.