We are seeking to appoint an experienced, passionate and dynamic leader to the post of Head of Centre at Rise@GHC on a fixed term contract of up to one year (eg. 01 September 21 – 31 August 2022).
Rise@GHC is a specialist unit serving pupils aged 11-19 with autistic spectrum conditions living in Bracknell Forest and other local authorities. The centre is part of Garth Hill College, but operates in dedicated buildings within a fifteen-minute walk and five-minute drive of the main Garth Hill College site.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher of SEND to join the Garth Hill leadership team and play a lead role in the development of this important specialist provision in our community. As Head of Centre, the successfully appointed person will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the Centre, and ensuring high quality provision and standards for all learners.
We offer a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere, a strong team ethos, a strong staff association and the very best programme of professional development together with opportunities for career development.
Garth Hill College is a happy and vibrant place of learning. We are proud to be a genuinely comprehensive school and offer a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that we believe enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally. Garth Hill College was recently rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2019. The inspectors commented on the determination and passion of staff to continue to develop the College.
Garth Hill College is committed to safeguarding children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a full disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Should you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit please contact Mrs J Drury on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01344 421122. Only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.