17 May

Assistant School Project Manager Secondary Kensington Aldridge Academy Jobs Vacancy at Place West London

Assistant School Project Manager Secondary Kensington Aldridge Academy
West London ENG
17 May, 2018 4 days ago

Place West London urgently required following position for Assistant School Project Manager Secondary Kensington Aldridge Academy. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Assistant School Project Manager Secondary Kensington Aldridge Academy Jobs Vacancy at Place West London Jobs Details:

Place2Be Assistant School Project Manager - Secondary – Kensington Aldridge Academy

£9,884 per annum (pro rata from FTE of £16,474pa)
10-12 month fixed term contract (depending on start date) – 3 days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Kensington Aldridge Academy, Scrubs Lane, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 0DE

Closing Date: Sunday 10th June 2018 at 11:59pm
Interview Date: Monday 18th June 2018
Start Date: September 2018

In order to apply for this vacancy, you will need to download and complete an Application Form.

Reporting to: Cluster Manager

Place2Be is a leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

We provide emotional and therapeutic services in over 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 children - building children's resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play.

Place2Be also provides training on mental health and wellbeing for teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people, so we can help to build “mentally healthy” schools and communities where all children can thrive and grow up with prospects, not problems.

The role of Assistant School Project Manager provides a fixed term opportunity for a candidate to develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to be able to progress to full time School Project Manager whilst playing a key role in delivering therapeutic and emotional support in schools.

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping give young people brighter futures.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assisting the School Project Manager with the running of the Place2Talk and in group work
  • Assisting the School Project Manager with working directly with children
  • Developing good working relationships with the Head and staff in the school

To support the School Project Manager with:

Clinical Work

  • Assessing and allocating children to provision and allocating a The Place2Be counsellor to children
  • Working closely with parents in the delivery of the service to the children
  • Meeting and working with SENCOs and teachers as requested

Management and Development

  • Participating in and contributing towards volunteer recruitment and training programmes as required/requested

Service management

  • Maintaining records in keeping with Place2Be’s Quality Assurance Policy
  • Ensuring that all casework records are kept confidentially
  • Managing and keeping accurate records of The Place2Be’s resources at the school


  • Contributing to the development of the role as the service develops
  • Promoting equal opportunities and an open approach in all areas of work bearing in mind the need to maintain confidentiality at all times


The job description is a general outline of the job duties and responsibilities and may be amended as Place2Be develops and the role grows. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Person Specification

The person specification outlines the main criteria for the post and short-listing will be based on the following criteria. Please ensure that your supporting statement clearly shows how you meet the criteria using experience gained either in paid or voluntary work.

Key criteria required to be successful in this role:


  • A recognised qualification in counselling or therapy


  • Preferably one year post qualification experience as a practicing therapist or counsellor with an understanding of various therapeutic disciplines
  • At least 3 terms’ experience as a Place2Be Volunteer Counsellor
  • An understanding of working with children who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support and experience of the school environment
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the various therapeutic disciplines
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the requirements of good practice in the provision of supervision
  • PC Literate and self-servicing


  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently build and maintain relationships with external bodies
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds using appropriate language and media and able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to anti – discriminatory practice in service delivery
  • Flexible team player, with an ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload
  • An understanding of and commitment to Place2Be’s equal opportunities policy and anti-discriminatory practice in service delivery
  • A clear understanding of the Place2Be’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and procedure and commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

Other Terms and Conditions


Place2Be offers a comprehensive introductory training programme, which will fully equip you with the skills and knowledge that you need to work with us. Our training is scheduled throughout the year, however you may be asked to attend training outside your normal working pattern.

Annual Leave

A full time equivalent allowance is 25 days per annum plus bank holidays. The pro-rated allowance will be calculated once the candidate is appointed and the start date is known. Please note that employees with more than 3 years of service are eligible to 27 days of annual leave pro rata and those with over 5 years of service are eligible to 30 days of annual leave pro rata.

Annual leave has to be taken during school break times only.

In accordance with our safer recruitment policy we do not accept CVs and will only consider applicants that have completed our application form. You will be asked to upload your completed form when you click "Apply Now".
If you are having difficulty applying online, please call the Recruitment Team on 020 7923 5532. Please do not submit your application form by email to Jobs@place2be.org.uk as this may not be picked up in time.

If you are a current Place2Be Volunteer Counsellor or employee and wish to apply for this role, you are required to notify your manager/supervisor of your intention to apply and get them to submit a letter of recommendation supporting you in your application. Please ask your manager/supervisor to contact the Recruitment Team for a recommendation template.

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Because we are keen to reflect the diversity of the partner schools we work in, we are particularly interested in attracting male candidates, as well as candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Benefits include: Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement - Learning and Development Programme - Company Pension Scheme (4% employer contribution and 3% employee) - Life Assurance 4x gross annual salary - Employee Assistance Programme - Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes - Childcare and eye care vouchers - Mobile phone discount

All successful applicants will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

Please note that vacancies may be closed early depending on response rate. We aim to get back to everyone with the outcome of their application, however, if you do not hear back within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted.

Registered charity number 1040756 (England and Wales) SC038649 (Scotland)

Registered Company number 02876150

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