The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Staff Vacancies

Last Updated: April 2022

The Thomas Hardye School is a 13-18 mixed comprehensive school with 2300 on roll including 800 in the Sixth Form. It is a part of the Wessex Multi Academy Trust. We can offer excellent working conditions, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunity for further development at one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. The superb facilities include an on-site nursery and a new sports complex with subsidised membership for staff.

Wessex Multi-Academy Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This will be part of a safeguarding check, the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Front entrance to the Thomas Hardye School

Current Vacancies

Teaching Assistant (CCN Base)

Contracted Hours:30 hours per week – term time only, plus two inset days
Starting Salary:Grade 5, point 4, £9.99per hour £19,264 per annum with possible increments to £20,043 (pro rata: £13,180 - £13,713)
Applications Close:30th September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an innovative Teaching Assistant to support students in school and in our specialist Complex Communication Needs base. You will be skilled at engaging and motivating students who find learning and communicating a challenge, in the classroom as well as during intervention groups.

Our CCN base is a provision which supports 9 students, who are fully integrated in to our mainstream school alongside their peers. These students are offered additional resources, intervention and at times different spaces to work as needed, in order to help them succeed in school.

As a CCN base teaching assistant, you will be supporting students with special educational needs, specifically autism and associated difficulties. Aiding the teacher to deliver the curriculum, you will help children and young people to understand and access activities and overcome challenging behaviour both in the main classroom and in the base.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Enthusiastic and committed to the learning needs of all young people
  • Good at building relationships with young people and other adults
  • Qualified at least to level 2 (grade C or above at GCSE) in English and Maths
  • Able to communicate effectively and maintain confidentiality
  • Adaptable, flexible, proactive and relentlessly optimistic

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the deadline.

Guidance Leader

Contracted Hours:Permanent, Part-Time (37 hours a week term-time only plus INSET days)
Starting Salary:Grade 11, actual £28,714 - £33,752 per annum (full time equivalent £32,798 - £38,553)
Applications Close:30th September 2022

We require a guidance leader to work within our pastoral system. Guidance leaders play a pivotal role in the care and guidance of students in years 9-11, looking after their pastoral needs and ensuring the highest standards of achievement and behaviour.

You will liaise with our feeder schools, draw up plans for supporting individual students, monitor progress and manage interventions where they prove necessary. You will liaise with outside agencies and maintain excellent contact with parents as key partners in every young person’s education.

You will be an excellent negotiator with the ability to diffuse situations; you will have outstanding communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure and relentless optimism. You will be educated to level 3 or beyond, with good ICT skills; you will already have experience of working with young people in educational welfare, preferably in a school setting.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the deadline.

Support Services Manager

Contracted Hours:Full time, Permanent
Starting Salary:Grade 12, £37,568 with increments to £43,570
Applications Close:30th October 2022

We require an experienced manager with business and finance expertise to lead the support staff team at The Thomas Hardye School. The successful candidate will work within the wider multi-academy trust team to ensure that the school is compliant and applying all the necessary regulations in the Academies Financial Handbook, including accurate financial recording and reporting.

You will have line-management responsibilities for the finance team and the wider support staff team and you will support all budget holders to follow best practice and achieve best value.

As part of the school leadership team you will be expected to play a part in the wider-decision making processes in the school and present to governors and other staff, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. You will have an accountancy qualification (level 4 or above) and experience of accounting practice and business management

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the deadline.