Discovery Manager Outwood Academy Riverside, Middlesbrough

£15,293 to £15,599
Grade 6 SCP 12-14
Contract type
Working patterns
Full time
35 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days
Start date
September 2020

Outwood Academy Riverside is an 11-16 provision opening in September 2020 as part of the Free Schools Programme. As part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, the school will provide outstanding provision for young people in our local community, ensuring Students first: raising standards and transforming lives in the heart of Middlesbrough. We are recruiting exceptional individuals who will be founding members of staff within this school. Being part of the original founding staff team at Outwood Academy Riverside is an incredibly exciting prospect and one that does not frequently come about.

At Outwood Academy Riverside we have high expectations because our children and staff deserve nothing less, are you somebody who would like to be part of this journey? If you genuinely love working with children, will go above and beyond for our young people and want to work as part of an inspirational and dynamic team that are proud to be creating local history, then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit a reliable, dynamic, and responsible Discovery Room Manager to support students who find mainstream school difficult and promote a positive learning environment. You will have a calm, clear, and consistent approach to dealing with young people.

The role involves working with students, primarily EAL students, who find mainstream school challenging. The successful candidate will plan, organise and deliver a range of opportunities for this focus group students. Raising their aspirations, developing effective behaviour for learning habits and reinforcing British Values. Additionally, you will work with class and subject teachers by drawing on your specialist knowledge and understanding of second language learning and bilingualism to develop the English language skills of students and improve their academic progress.

The ideal candidate will be able to establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding accordingly to their individual needs. You will need experience of working in an educational setting with 11-16 year olds, in addition to experience of working with students who have English as an additional language.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, we are still busily planning ahead for the forthcoming academic year and are excited about welcoming new recruits to come and join us. In place of academy based interviews, we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are still available via Skype/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate any specific requirements so that no-one is at a disadvantage. Understandably, visits to the school are not possible at present, however we are really keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact Angela McNeill, via email at who will be happy to assist.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding the post, please email Angela McNeill on

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.

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.



Outwood Academy Riverside

100 Russell Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AD

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