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A list of our current vacancies can be found below. For more information about the CPD we offer, click here.

Our Vacancies

  • SEN Teaching Assistant

    The Abbey School

    Salary Kent Scheme Pay Scale KR3 (FTE £23,337)

    Close date 28 Jun 2024

    The Abbey School is looking for enthusiastic professionals with a genuine passion for education to join our well established AEN team and make a difference. Minimum requirements are GCSE English and Maths Grade C or equivalent. Experience of working at ‘A’ level or higher education standard would be desirable.

    The school has an SRP for students with ASD and the role involves primarily supporting students with an EHCP within the mainstream setting as well as the SRP. The Abbey School has an SRP (Specialist Resourced Provision) for students with a diagnosis of ASC and students are included fully into mainstream life.Training around supporting students with ASD will be given. 

    This role is 32.5 hours per week, 8.30 to 3.30 (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break) term time only- 38 weeks per year.

    KR3 FTE £23,337 per annum pro rata to hours worked

    Experience, of working with students that have special educational needs is an advantage, but most valued is the enthusiasm to support and motivate young people.

    We have an ambitious vision for our school driven by our excellent team to ensure our students experience as much Outstanding and Good practice as possible. In line with this, we are looking for a candidate who can regularly assist in delivering lessons to these standards.

    OfSTED confirmed the school continues to provide a good education for all of its pupils. They noted several strengths including “strong leadership, the quality of teaching, improving exam results, a vibrant sixth form, good behavior, and an excellent level of care and safety”.

    Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

    We care about our staff's health and wellbeing and offer:

    • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
    • Free Flu Jabs
    • Free Health Checks
    • Access EarlyPay
    • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
    • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
    • Discounted gym membership at PureGym & Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
    • CPD afternoons
    • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
    • Access to Benenden Healthcare
    • Free parking at all our sites

    We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

    The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

    The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. 

  • Teacher of Art & Photography (£5k Golden Hello)

    The Abbey School

    Salary MPS/UPS + £5k Golden Hello

    Close date 28 Jun 2024

    The Abbey School is seeking to appoint a member of staff to join our Creative Technologies Department. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, talented, and passionate Teacher of Art & Photography, to start from September 2024.

    You will have excellent subject knowledge and be confident that students in your care will make exceptional progress. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a team which is forward-thinking and focused on doing the very best for every student.

    We have an ambitious vision for our school driven by our excellent team to ensure our students experience as much Outstanding and Good practice as possible. In line with this, we are looking for a candidate who can regularly deliver lessons to these standards.

    This is a full-time, 32.5 hours per week, permanent role, paid based on MPS/UPS, dependant on experience.

    The school is offering a recruitment incentive of £5k. This is split into the following payments - £2.5k subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, and a further £2.5k to be paid from one full academic year from the start date as a retention incentive. This is subject to the successful candidate remaining at the school for at least that next year.

    We are also interested in applicants who can offer lower school Desgn & Technology as part of the Creative Technologies curriculum.

    What can we offer you? 

    The successful candidate will be someone who has high expectations and is genuinely passionate about education. In return, we can promise an investment in you and your future, offering a competitive remuneration package, providing first class professional development and career opportunities.  

    We value our staff and actively support their professional development and have redesigned our working week to place even greater emphasis on employee development. You will have access to ongoing professional development including accredited courses. If you are looking to extend your experience and would be interested in joining our team, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

    Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

    We care about the personal and professional wellbeing of our staff, and are pleased to offer: 

    • Health Assured - Employee Assistance Programme
    • Access to Benenden Healthcare
    • Free Flu Jabs
    • Free Health Checks 
    • Access EarlyPay
    • Mindfulness Taster Sessions
    • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
    • Discounted gym membership at PureGym and Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
    • CPD afternoons
    • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
    • Free parking on all our sites

    If you require any further information, please contact the school office by calling 01795 532633 or via email to info@abbeyschoolfaversham.co.uk  

    We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.