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Ivel Valley School is expanding, leading to exciting opportunities! Interested in joing our awesome team?

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team for the posts below. Visits for prospective candidates for all posts are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please telephone 01767 601010 or follow the guidance in the ‘Candidate Letter’ or ‘Job Pack’ for the post.

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Administration Apprentice

Grade: Apprentice

Salary: £177.72 per week for the first year

Job Description:

We are pleased to offer an interesting opportunity to gain administration experience and skills across a range of areas in Ivel Valley School in Biggleswade. Every day will provide new challenges, experiences and surprises.

You will be working towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification while working with the finance and administration teams for 2 years.

For more information and to apply please go to https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-602545 or contact hannah.doran@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk.

Closing date: 7th June 2021

Job description Person Spec Business Administration Apprentice

Class Teacher

Grade: MPS/UPS + SEN Point

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school, we are looking to appoint two enthusiastic, ambitious and highly skilled teachers who want to work with our fantastic children and young people. If you think that you meet these criteria please get in touch, even if you haven’t worked in a special school before!

In return we will offer you a structured induction programme and a commitment to your future professional development. In addition to this you will become part of a dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, a school with inclusion and respect at its core, and a school that is quickly working to establish itself as a centre of excellence.

Ivel Valley School is an area special school catering for children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities from the east of Central Bedfordshire and beyond. We educate children and young people from the ages of 3 to 19 across two main sites and three satellite classes. Having recently redeveloped our curriculum, we are in an exciting period of progress, and, due to being over-subscribed, are now expanding.

This is an exciting time to join us. Whilst our expansion is primarily in KS2, this vacancy is suitable for a primary or secondary class teacher, as you may be asked to work in any key stage across the school. However, previous experience, training and personal preference will always be taken into account.

We encourage prospective candidates to make an informal visit to the school prior to applying for this position.  Due to current restrictions, the visits will be arranged in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

If you have any questions, or to arrange a visit, please contact Alison Cobb on 01767 601010 or at alison.cobb@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Closing Date for Applications: Midday on Monday 17th May 2021

Shortlisting: Tuesday 18th May 2021

Interviews: Friday 21st May 2021

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Cook/Catering Manager

Grade: NJC Special School Scale 3B – Point 7-11

Salary: £10.41 - £11.27 per hour

Job Description:

Due to expansion at the school we now want to resume cooking meals at our college site at The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0PT. We are therefore looking for someone who can prepare around 20 meals a day and be responsible for all the cooking, cleaning, serving and ordering for the site.  The successful candidate would be working alone in the kitchen but would have some supervision and support from the catering manager at the school site.

This is a term time only post and is for 9:30 to 2pm Monday to Friday, including training days.

If you are interested in the role please complete the application form and return to the school office or email to Hannah.doran@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk. The closing date for applications is 17th May 2021.

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Lead Practitioner for Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Grade: Leadership Scale 4-8 (0.5 FTE Teaching)

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school, I am looking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and highly skilled teacher who wants to work with our fantastic children and young people.  This role is ideal for any teacher who wants to take up their first leadership role.

If you think that you meet these criteria please get in touch, even if you haven’t worked in a special school before!

The successful post holder will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational implementation of PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) at Ivel Valley School.  The Lead Practitioner will be entirely pupil focussed and committed to pupil welfare.

In return we will offer you a structured induction programme and a commitment to your future professional development. In addition to this you will become part of a dedicated and enthusiastic staff team in a school with inclusion and respect at its core.

IVS PBS Lead Practitioner Job Pack May 2021

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Level 2 Teaching Assistant

Grade: Level 2A (Points 4 - 5)

Salary: £9.81 to £10.01 per hour (starting salary £15,519 per annum if working 35 hours)

Job Description:

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic teaching assistant. Although previous experience is preferred, we are looking for people with the skills, aptitude and attitude to work effectively with our pupils, all of whom have special educational needs. If you think that you fit the bill and would like to work with our fantastic children and young people please submit an application!

The successful applicant will be appointed to the whole school and you could be required to work on either site or in one of our satellite classes.

The post is a permanent full time contract and is for 35 hours weekly and the hours you will be required to work are 8.30am – 4.00pm on a daily basis.  Part time contracts will be considered for a reduced number of days, however the working hours are fixed.

This is an exciting time to join the school and play a role in our future development. For further details please visit our website at: www.ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visits to the school at the moment, however, a member of the senior leadership team can be available for an informal discussion about the post. Please contact Alison Cobb, Principal’s PA by email: alison.cobb@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk or by telephone: 01767 601010 to arrange a telephone appointment.

Closing Date for Applications:  Midday on Wednesday 26th May 2021

Interview Date: 10/11th June 2021

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Cleaner

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 3

Salary: £9.43 per hour

Job Description:

Due to expansion of the school we have identified a need for additional cleaners to work at one of the three Ivel Valley School sites (Hitchmead Road, The Baulk and Biggleswade Academy – Kitelands Road).

Terms and Conditions:

  • Pay scale/grade: (NJC special school scale 1C – point 2 – £9.43 per hour)
  • Working hours:
      • 2 hours per day (10 hours per week) Monday to Friday – 6:30 – 8:30am or 3:30 – 5:30pm or
      • 4 hours per day (20 hours per week) 6:30 – 8:30am and 3:30 – 5:30pm
  • Weeks worked: this is a 50-week contract so you will be working during most school holidays (not Autumn and Spring half terms) but will get standard Annual Leave to be taken during the year
  • Location: based at one of the three sites mentioned above but able to work across all sites when required

For further details please read the applicant letter, job description and person specification.

For further details or to submit your application form please email hannah.doran@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk.  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

Cleaner Candidate letter - April 2021

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Midday Supervisory Assistant

Grade: NJC Special School - Point 2 - 4

Salary: £9.43 - £9.81 per hour)

Job Description:

We are often looking for a Midday Supervisory Assistants to join the team to work at one of our sites in Biggleswade; the School site (Hitchmead Road), the College site (The Baulk) or our satellite classes at Biggleswade Academy. These posts are quite different from those at a mainstream school so please read the job description to fully understand the nature of the role.

The posts are for 2 hours a day over lunchtime, Monday to Friday during term time.

Ivel Valley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and barring Service check.

For further details or to submit an application please email the admin me on Hannah.doran@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk.  Alternatively, please send your application by post to Ivel Valley School, Hitchmead Road, Biggleswade, SG18 0NL.

Please note, applications will not be considered from those who have previously been unsuccessful.

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