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Site and Facilities Manager – Bedford Learning and Training Trust (MAT Greys Education Centre, Grange Academy, St John’s Special School and College. Kempston) - 09 September 2019 +

Salary:   Grade 10 pt 28 – 30, £12,883 - £13,653 pro rata pa
Hours:   15 hours per week (flexible), 52 weeks

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled Facilities and Building Services Manager.  The role would suit and experienced professional looking for flexibility around hours and days of work, in addition to leading our team of Site Agents.  The role would be working alongside a brought in property maintenance company to ensure BILTT school sites remain safe for our pupils, staff and visitors and our legal obligations are met.  Additional training will be given as required.

Could you be the person who will move our site services forward as the Trust grows?  We need someone who will:

  • Be a good team player with the ability to motivate.
  • Have a good knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  • Be able to demonstrate accurate budget monitoring/reporting and best value.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and react effectively in emergency situations.
  • Be flexible, reliable, honest, resilient, positive and have high expectations.

BILTT is a growing Multi Academy Trust of specialist provisions, currently including Grey’s Education Centre, St John’s Special School and Grange Academy.  BILTT is building the new Free School in Kempston which will provide education and a range of services for students and families.

BILTT is committed to Safeguarding, Prevent, the welfare of pupils and ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers; irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, belief, sex or sexual orientation and expects staff to share that commitment.  The post is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS & health clearance. Visits are welcomed and encouraged.

Application packs, including full details of the post, can be obtained from our website at, by emailing or leaving your name and address on 01234 407100. CVs cannot be accepted.

Closing Date:    09 September 2019
Interview Date:  26 September 2019

Business Manager – Dunstable Icknield Lower School - 10 September 2019  +

Salary:     Point 17-22. Full time equivalent £23,836-£26,317. Actual Salary £13,961 - £15414.
Hours:      Part time 25 hours – 5 hours per day. 11.00am – 4.30pm

The Governors wish to appoint an experienced School Business Manager to manage finance, premises and HR areas of school business.

The successful candidate will be able to:

Required skills and experience:

  • Finance process and budget management
  • People management experience
  • IT and information system literate
  • Report preparation and production within deadlines
  • Strong communication, both written and interpersonal
  • Ambition for continuous school improvement

Preferred skills and experience:

  • School Business Manager qualification
  • Experience in a school setting
  • Buildings or premises management experience

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to the disclosure of criminal records.

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website or contac Jan Barrett on 01582 663709 or by email

Closing date:      10 September 2019
Interview date:    16 September 2019

Cleaner and Site Agent combined post – Northill C of E VA lower School, Bedfordshire - 18 September 2019 +

Salary: Cleaner NJC pt 1 – Site Agent NJC pt 16
Hours: Cleaner = 2 hours per day.   Site Agent = 1 hour per day

Northill Lower School is a caring happy learning environment where everyone and every achievement is valued.We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated cleaner and site agent to carry out a variety of daily handyperson tasks including plumbing, electrical and joinery repairs. This would also include cleaning of the school after school hours. 

For further details and an application pack, please email or contact the school on 01767 627215.

Closing date: 18 September 2019
Interview date: TBC

Teaching Assistant, 1:1 – St Swithun’s C of E VC Primary School, Sandy - 06 September 2019 +

Salary:   NJC Scale Point 3
Hours:   27.5 hrs per week, term time only + 5 inset days

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support a child with additional needs within their class (currently Early Years) during both morning and afternoon sessions.  This role is on a fixed term basis. The staff and governors at St Swithun’s are looking for applicants who will work tirelessly to build children’s self-confidence and inspire them in order that they reach their full potential.

Our school is fully committed to keeping our children safe; therefore applicants will be subject to a DBS check, stringent vetting and induction processes including references being sought prior to interview. This role will commence as soon as recruitment checks have been completed.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our supportive and friendly team, then please contact the school to arrange a visit; visits are warmly welcomed. 

For further details and an application pack please contact Mrs Sharon Shields on 01767 680692 or please see our website or via email,

Closing Date:    06 September 2019
Interview Date:  26 September 2019

School Business Adminstrator - Level 3 – Water Hall Primary School - 26 July 2019 +

Salary:     Salary - £21,589 - £23,836 FTE
37 hours per week – 52 weeks per year

Lakes Academies Trust 

Has an opportunity for a

School Business Administrator Level 3

(Based at Knowles Primary School)

To start ASAP, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary - £21,589 to £23,836

 We are looking to appoint an experienced financial administrator to work within our 

Finance/HR team.

You will support the Interim CFO and School Business Manager, with finance and HR administration.

We are seeking an organised professional who possesses excellent communication and numeracy skills, who is able to assist with the smooth running of the Finance and HR function.  You must be able to demonstrate the ability to apply meticulous attention to detail and work to a high standard of confidentiality.  You must have proven experience within a finance role, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

You will assist with routine finance and HR administration, including processing invoices and the administration of the SIMs HR function.  Experience of working with PSF accounting software and an understanding of SIMs is desirable but full training will be given. 

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work within an environment where you can make a difference
  • A varied position
  • Professional development

 Candidates need to be able to demonstrate their own values at interview which match the ethos of our Trust.

Visits to our school are encouraged from applicants, for an application pack, please contact

Lakes Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the

welfare of children and young people

and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS is required for this post and references will be sought prior to interview.

Closing date:       26 July 2019
Interview date:     08 August 2019

Headteacher – Woburn Lower School, Woburn - 15 September 2019 +

Salary: HT4 £48,687 – HT10 £56,434
Hours: Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic and inspiring new Headteacher to lead our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Lower School.

The current head is retiring after seven years and we are seeking a successor who will build on the school’s existing high standards whilst bringing to the role their strong leadership expertise, skills, ideas and commitment to excellence.

Woburn Lower School is a small rural school situated in the picturesque Georgian village of Woburn, within the Duke of Bedfordshire’s country estate. The school is a Grade 1 listed Tudor building which houses 60 pupils.

Woburn Lower School has a well-deserved reputation, benefitting from a valued and motivated specialist teaching staff, enthusiastic pupils, supportive parents and committed Governing Board.

The school has achieved 100% in phonics for the last four out of five years and continues to significantly out-perform both the Local Authority (and National) in it’s English and Maths KS1 SATS results. The school is well resourced and subsequently provides a positive and enriching learning environment for all its pupils.

Our next Headteacher will:

Provide strategic leadership with a view to developing and improving an already outstanding school

Work collaboratively to formulate the aims and objectives of the school

Lead by example and model best practice regarding professional conduct, workload and personal developmentVisits to Woburn Lower School are essential and warmly encouraged prior to application. Please contact Jenny Howe or Emma Lunn on 01525 290207 or alternatively via email to make an appointment to visit w/c 9thSeptember 2019. The school is obviously closed during the summer break, but emails are checked regularly.

An information pack, including the Job Description, Person Specification, Application Form (please note that we do not accept CV’s) and letter from the Chair of Governors can be downloaded from our website

Please return completed applications to Woburn Lower School by midnight, Sunday 15thSeptember.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 24thand 25thSeptember 2019 – second interviews may be required.

At Woburn Lower School we are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All candidates should be aware that we follow safer recruitment policies and procedures so references will be requested prior to interview. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sectors of the community..

Closing Date: 15 September 2019
Interview date: 24 & 25 September 2019

Year 3 / 4 Teaching Assistant – Woburn Lower School, Woburn - 06 September 2019 +

Salary:    NJC Scale 3  £9.36 per hour - £9.55 per hour)
Hours:    Monday – Friday 8.45am – 12 midday One Year Fixed Term

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant in our small outstanding village school.

You will be working alongside a passionate and experienced class teacher, helping her deliver fun and engaging lessons. Our children are extremely well behaved and love learning in a very happy and caring environment.  The class size is small. 

Woburn Lower is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further information and an application pack please e-mail contact Mrs Howe/Mrs Lunn on 01525 290207.

Closing date:       06 September 2019
Interview date:     10 September 2019


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