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Centre Manager- Alternative provision

Russell Martin Foundation
Up to £26,000 a year - Full-time



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Job Title:

Centre Manager

Reporting to:

Head Of Alternative Provision


Up to £26,000 - Salary dependent on experience.

Contract type:




Days and hours of work:

Full time. 8:00 – 16:00. Monday to Friday.

Document created:

October 2023

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Start Date:

November 2023

Purpose of the Role:

The Russell Martin Foundation are looking to appoint a confident and well organised Centre Manager for our Extra Time Project centre in Crawley. The Extra Time Project works alongside mainstream secondary schools across Crawley to support pupils in Key Stage 3 who struggling to maintain their behaviours in school.

The Centre Manager will oversee the daily running of the Centre, along with leading on safeguarding for the cohort of pupils, reporting to the safeguarding lead.

The Centre Manager will also deliver subjects on the provision to help support the curriculum along with maintaining the current excellent relationships with partner schools and local authority.

This successful applicant will become a member of the Extra Time Project senior leadership team upon being successfully appointed.

Our Alternative Education Provision, located in Crawley, offers a unique opportunity for pupils to reset, rebuild resilience, and develop effective strategies to better manage their mainstream education. We will assist them in increasing their emotional literacy to better understand new strategies to manage their behaviour and presentation. At our centre, we understand that some students may face challenges in their regular school environment and we provide a supportive and nurturing setting where they can thrive.

During their time with us, students engage in a comprehensive programme designed to address their specific needs and help them overcome obstacles to learning. Our skilled educators and dedicated support staff work closely with each student, providing tailored academic support, social-emotional guidance, and individualised mentoring. We foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes personal growth and academic success.

Upon completion of the 12-week programme, we facilitate a phased return for students into their mainstream education. This transition is carefully managed to ensure a smooth reintegration process, where students can apply the skills and strategies they have acquired with us.
We understand the importance of ongoing support, which is why we continue to provide mentoring and guidance to these students even after they have returned to their mainstream schools. Our Centre Manager and TA will visit the pupils within their mainstream setting over this period.

Our Alternative Education Provision is committed to empowering students, equipping them with the tools they need to thrive academically and personally. By fostering resilience, self-confidence, and a positive mindset, we strive to enable our students to achieve their full potential, both in the classroom and in life.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

Support for the Pupils

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Direct and assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teachers/tutors.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teachers/tutors.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teachers.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
  • Design and deliver a 12-week curriculum for your chosen subjects.

Support for the provision

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the Senior Leadership Team along with the overall ethos / work / aims of the provision.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Organise and lead in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after normal curriculum hours and at lunchtime.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of the centre activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teachers.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to £26,000.00 per year


  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Crawley, West Sussex: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 05/11/2023
Expected start date: 13/11/2023