Engage Manager

Status: Full Time, permanent, 37hours per week/ term time at 192 days Plus 10 directed days per year
Salary: Band H: Actual Salary - £30,020 to £32,493 per annum (FTE Salary £33, 024 to £35,744) depending on experience
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 13th June 2024, 12:00pm

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we are a ‘well led’, ‘good’ school where ‘pupils enjoy attending’ and ‘the vast majority of parents would recommend’.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified candidate to join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as an Engage Manager. You will be working under the direction of Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO  to implement agreed work with individuals and groups, in and out of the classroom.  Successful candidate will support pupils with a range of difficulties to enable them experience the broad and balanced curriculum, which is their right.  Provide stable leadership and coordinate the Engage provision (an alternative specialist provision). Support pupils with SEMH difficulties and provide intervention programmes.  Support the Teaching and Learning in the Engage provision , a specialist provision for pupils with SEMH difficulties. In particular, successful candidate will be required to work with pupils who need emotional support and nurture to empower them to access the curriculum.

The successful candidate would also deliver bespoke pastoral support for pupils to overcome barriers, which may include social, emotional and mental health needs. And will be truly committed to supporting  pupils to progress and achieve, have high aspirations for pupil’s success, contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and dynamic ideas and the success of the school in its move to outstanding.  To enhance pupils’ learning and create independence, all pupils and staff are provided with a chrome book.


We Offer a supportive and successful school where staff work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.  A school with a way of working that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.  And a positive working environment, we care about our pupils, and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contributing to this culture and developing it further.

Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available on our website:  https://www.inspiretrust.uk/vacancies/ 

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Our safer recruitment processes include online media searches which will form our due diligence checks pre interview. Employees will be subject to a comprehensive vetting process including references from current and previous employers, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. 

All candidates are expected to read the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy accessible via our website: https://www.inspiretrust.uk/page-template/statutory-documents/

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)