Current Vacancies

Head of Human Resources

Grade 10 £42,806 - £44,697

Permanent Full Time All Year Round, 35 hours pw

The Trustees of the Prospere Learning Trust would like to invite applications to the post of Head of Human Resources. 

About the Role:

This is a new role and therefore provides a unique opportunity to help shape and drive our approach to Human Resources. The key purpose of the Head of HR is to provide strategic and operational leadership for all HR aspects of the trust. You will be joining us at an exciting time in our journey as we seek to align our policies and procedures across the trust, and ensure that we have an outstanding HR function that is able to grow along with our trust as we expand.

The role will be based in one of our South Manchester schools. Candidates should note that the role will require regular travel between the trust schools, which are currently based in Chorlton, Newall Green, Wythenshawe and Northern Moor. We have further expansion planned in September 2020 through the opening a new Specialist School in North Manchester. Whilst we do not expect our geographical area to spread significantly, it is possible that this area will expand further in time as the trust grows.

Whilst we have advertised for a 35 hour per week, all year round position, we would be willing to discuss flexible working for the successful candidate including reduced hours during the school holiday periods.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact our Director of Finance and Operations, Katherine Moulder, on 0161 8821187 / 07866 602644.

About the Candidate:

As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, you will have a substantial track record, preferably in the education field, of successfully developing and implementing HR strategies and practices with a focus on solutions development. You will be comfortable working at both a strategic and operational level, liaising with our Trustees whilst also completing complex HR casework or coordinating HR administration as required to support the needs of the organisation.

You will have the opportunity to add capacity to your team through our incumbent HR advisors, One Education, and be able to direct them to undertake employee case work as required. You will also be supported on core HR administrative tasks (recruitment, absence monitoring etc.) by the HR admin resource in each school. A key initial task will be completing the implementation of a new HR system across the Trust to improve efficiency and standardise our HR administration.

About the School:

The Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of 2 multi academy trusts. Currently consisting of 5 schools based across South Manchester, employing over 500 staff, we are a growing trust with further expansion planned over the coming years. We are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.

Email to:

Post to: A. Meehan, Chorlton High School, Nell Lane M21 7SL

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check (formally CRB).

Closing Date for applications 9.00 am on 28/08/2018.


PIONEER HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL - Teaching Assistant (TA4) with responsibility for Safeguarding and Behaviour Support

Grade 6, pt 27 Salary £24,657 (pro rata) Special/Additional Needs

Full time, 42 weeks, permanent

The Trustees of the Prospere Learning Trust would like to invite applications to the post below.

The Prospere Learning Trust vision is to provide exceptional education for children from any background so that they become happy, confident adults. The Prospere Trust is committed to fully comprehensive education and working in and around Greater Manchester to provide inspiring, memorable schooling for all its students.

Pioneer House High School is a new 100 place Free Special School, established in September 2016, for students with significant learning difficulties aged from 11-19 years.

The school has a focus on developing Enterprise, Employability and Independence Skills with our pupils; as a result of rapid expansion we require a TA4, with experience of working with pupils with SEND, to join our successful and committed team

The post holder will be expected to meet the job description and person specification for a TA4 who will work with senior leaders, pupils, parents, teachers and teaching assistants to support staff across school to implement highly effective personalised behaviour support. She/he will also work with the safeguarding lead to maintain an overview of personalised planning for those pupils who experience challenges as a result of safeguarding concerns.

This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the inspiring and highly skilled team at Pioneer House High School. We are a happy, lively school where staff & pupils enjoy learning and achieving together.

In this post you will:
• Have the highest ambitions for our pupils and our school
• Possess good literacy and numeracy skills
• Have good communication skills
• Have the organisational skills to maintain an overview of safeguarding, including behaviour intervention, across school.
• Provide curriculum and teaching and learning support for teachers in an identified area of the school so that they deliver outstanding teaching
• Make a notable impact on the quality of learning in a lesson
• Maintain confidentiality inside & outside the school
• Be able to act immediately on advice from the Head teacher & SLT to improve performance
• Have a willingness to learn and take on new ideas

It is essential that you:
• have experience of working with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities,
• have a proven track record of outstanding support for teaching and learning with evidence of impact,
• have the ability to think critically, creatively and be decisive,
• have enthusiasm and sound common sense and are relentlessly positive!

You will be evaluative, reflective and inspirational, with the ability to motivate others to take on new challenges that will enhance the opportunities we offer. The successful candidate should have strong and proven experience of working in this field.

If you are ready to rise to the challenges presented by this post, we invite you to submit an inspiring application that clearly identifies what you can bring to the team at Pioneer House High School. 
For further information on the post please contact Wendy Godfrey, Head teacher. 

Closing date for applications: midday Friday 7th September 2018
Interviews:  Week beginning Monday 17th September 2018
School visit:  Welcome by prior arrangement in w/b 3rd September 2018

Candidates will be shortlisted against the person specification for the post.  CVs will not be accepted in place of the application form.  Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office to arrange. 
Shortlisted candidates will be required to have a lesson observation as part of the interview process.  We anticipate that the selected candidate will be based at Pioneer House High School initially although teachers may be expected to teach across the Trust over time.

For further information please visit the school website
Completed applications and enquiries should be directed to  


The Prospere Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.  We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


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