Vacancies & HR Policies

Working at our school

Share:

Vacancies

Thank you for taking an interest in our school.

Please keep updated by following our website and twitter @UniCamPrimSch

Site Manager

Do you love working with people and love programmes like ‘Changing Rooms’ or ‘Love your Garden’? Do you get excited when you see something that needs fixing or improving? Do you have an eye for detail and a strong work ethic to whatever is needed to support the function of our school?

Title: Site Manager – Responsible for the University of Cambridge Primary School Site – health, safety and maintenance

Responsible to:  Executive Headteacher

Grade: SCP 19-22 (Full time: 48 weeks, 37 hours a week, Statutory holiday) £25,481.00 – £27,041.00

Start: As soon as possible

The University of Cambridge Primary School is seeking to appoint a committed and skilled site manager. The Site Manager will work alongside the Director of Business to ensure the highest standards of Health and Safety and to maintain the building and site to a high level.

This new Site Manager will have responsibility for developing the site and will have a site assistant to lead and support.

You will be confident, organised and have good craft skills (e.g. DIY skills). You will have a good understanding of Health and Safety (although we will also provide training for the successful applicant) and a razor sharp eye for detail.

We work in a spirit of trust. This comes with high expectations and high accountabilities. We are a supportive community and are ambitious for our children. Linked with the University is a key feature of the school – we have many visitors from across the world and so the site needs to shine and sparkle.

You will be able to demonstrate high expectations, a flexible and resilient attitude to challenge, a commitment to realising the vision and opportunities the school presents, the interpersonal skills to model empathy, respect, trust, courage and gratitude within a framework in which everyone is ambitious, innovative and inclusive.

As a Free School we largely follow National conditions for employment and expectations, although the unique aspects of our school (research, professional development and initial teacher training) will feature high on our priority to evaluate our impact and influence.

The role will evolve over time to give scope for growth and development of the successful candidate.

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

We welcome applicants to demonstrate our commitment to embrace diversity.

All completed applications should be returned to the school either by post or email: enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2022

Shortlisting: 3rd February 2022

Interviews: 11th February 2022

Start Date: ASAP

Job Advert

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Safeguarding Competencies

Headteacher Letter

Class Teachers

CLASS TEACHERS

Passionate about education?
Inspired by Children?
Curious about how to develop yourself and others?
Do you like working with big ideas and enjoy finding solutions?
Do you enjoy a collaborative team but also strive for personal and team best?

If you think ‘Yes’ then our school might be the place for your next exciting professional adventure.
Title: Class Teacher – Key Stage 1 and 2
Responsible to: Headteacher
Grade: Main Scale 1 – 6

Make your career in Cambridge.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join us at the University of Cambridge Primary School – the only University Training School for primary in the UK. Have a look at our websites www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk and www.unlockingresearch.org

The University of Cambridge Primary School is seeking to appoint inspired educators to be key contributors in the development of our new school, which opened in September 2015. We have 600 children in 2021-2022 and will be a large 3 form school in 2023.

We are seeking applications from successful Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers and newly qualified teachers who can express a passion for children and education. You will be a confident and passionate primary teacher. You will love learning yourself. You will be able to demonstrate high expectations, a flexible and resilient attitude to challenge and commitment to providing irresistible learning opportunities for all children. You will have the interpersonal skills to model empathy, respect, trust, courage, and gratitude within a framework in which everyone is ambitious, innovative and inclusive.
Our Diversities Strategy sets our vision for a truly inclusive school community and we warmly welcome all people from all backgrounds to apply for the post.

As a staff member of the University of Cambridge Primary School, you may receive the following benefits:

• Child Care Vouchers
• Wellbeing Services:
o In house wellbeing sessions
• Through Health Shield:
o A full employee assistance programme
o Virtual GP Surgery
o Free eye test and optical voucher
o Perks – exclusive discounts
o Health Cash Plan

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

Please visit our website for an application form and further information: www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk

All completed applications should be returned to the school either by post or email: enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk

Please note if you have not been contacted by 8th February 2022 unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

School Tour and Discussion for prospective applicants: 19th January 2022 17.00-18.00

Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2022 at 9am

Shortlisting: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Interviews: 9-10th February 2022
Start date: September 2022

Job Advert

Job Description Main Scale 1-3

Job Description Main Scale 4-6

Person Specification

Application Form

Safeguarding Competencies

Headteacher Letter

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take our Prevent Duty seriously
and promote British Values at all times. Equality for all children, staff and volunteers is embedded
in our ethos, thus meaning discrimination of disability, race, religious beliefs, gender, sexual
orientation, sexual identity and gender identity is not tolerated. Appointment to this post will be
subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

Safeguarding

Before you make an application please read our statement about the vigilant safeguarding culture we have at our school.

Safeguarding and protecting children from harm – statement about working at our school

Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.

We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We expect every adult, member of staff, volunteer and parent, to protect children.  Should you have any concerns about any child please contact the school Designated Person for Child Protection or/and the Headteacher.

The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Parents/carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school should make parents/carers aware that records of welfare concerns may be kept about their child. They should be informed that school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing parents/carers.

In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.

Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Person) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.

UCPS GDPR Recruitment Privacy Statement

The information collected at interview will be used in compliance with the Data Protection Regulations. By supplying information, you are giving consent, if appointed, to the information being processed for all employment purposes as defined by statute. When the recruitment process is completed, your information will be stored securely for a maximum of six months then securely destroyed, save where you are employed as a result of this recruitment process.