Bridge Manager (Pastoral Care) Outwood Academy Ripon, Ripon

Grade 6, NJC Scp 12-14 (£18,424.51 pa to £19,169.57 pa ) Actual
37 hours per week, Term time plus 5 days (39 weeks)
Start date
As soon as possible
Please note this position requires driving

Starting as soon as possible, we are delighted to be making appointments for the position of Bridge Manager to join our inspiring Inclusion team. You will be empathetic, enthusiastic and an inspirational person who has a true passion for working with young people

Historic Ripon may be the third smallest city in Britain, but its home to one of the country’s best performing academies. In our January 2016 Ofsted inspection, we were judged outstanding in all areas. Ofsted recognised that ‘Outstanding teaching is at the root of students’ excellent achievement’ and ‘the excellent behaviour of students contributes to an outstanding climate for learning’. Outwood Academy Ripon places students at the centre of everything it does, with a focus on creating a culture of success, a positive climate for learning, and increased student attainment, achievement and social and emotional development.

The Bridge is the Social and Pastoral Inclusion Centre within Outwood Academy Ripon. The Bridge manager supports and promotes the learning and welfare of vulnerable students and those who experience barriers to learning. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious individuals who will add value to our Academy in both academic terms and through involvement in the fabric of learning and success beyond the classroom.

You will be extremely well organised, IT literate and have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You will act as gatekeeper to The Bridge promoting the learning and welfare of students by providing practical and learning support to students, including those with special educational requirements. It is essential that you have the ability to respect and maintain confidentially at all times; establish a supportive relationship with the children concerned and deal with immediate issues or emergencies according to the Academy’s policies and procedures. You will be first aid and managing medicines trained through the Academy as well as other relevant courses to ensure you have the tools to be successful in this post. Driving may be required as part of this role.

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.
Please note that there is currently a job evaluation exercise being undertaken across the Trust. The salary advertised for this post is therefore subject to job evaluation and may change.

We invite you to contact Mrs Vinutha Chandrashekar, HR assistant should you have any questions or require further details. A visit to the school is encouraged and can be arranged if required.

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

To apply, please visit: > Vacancies. Alternatively, contact: Vinutha Chandrashekar by email:

Closing date: 25th November 2019
Interview date: 28th November 2019



Outwood Academy Ripon

Clotherholme Road, Ripon, HG4 2DE

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01765 604564
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