School Project Manager Shoreditchhub

School Project Manager Shoreditchhub

Making a lifetime of difference to children in schools
Place2Be, 13/14 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, LondonEC1V 2PT
Tel: 020 7923 5500 Email:


Dear Applicant,

School Project Manager– ShoreditchHub

Thank you for your interest in the above post. Please find enclosed:

  • Terms and Conditions of the post
  • The job description and person specification for the post
  • Personal Details Form for Applicants
  • Equal Opportunities form

Please send yourCV and Supporting Statement(of no more than 500 words) clearly showing how you meet each selection criterion in the person specificationand stating which specific role you are applying formarked for my attention no later than 9am on Monday 5th November 2012.Please note interviews have been provisionally scheduled forWednesday 21st November 2012.

You do not need to provide your date of birth on your CV or the years you went to school or any other training establishment.

Please return your application by email only to in Microsoft Word format.

Please ensure that you have also completed and sent to us Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Forms. You can do so by returning this entire Job Pack with two forms completed electronically, you will find them at the end of this document.

If you are a current member of staff or our volunteer please note that you are required to notify your line manager and obtain a letter of recommendation supporting you in applying for this post. Please submit the letter together with your application and not separately.(applications without a letter of recommendation will not be considered as full).

Thank you for your interest in Place2Be and we look forward to receiving your completed application.

With best wishes,

Sarah Auger

Interim Resourcing Officer

School Project Manager – Shoreditch Hub
Terms and Conditions

Below is a general outline of the Terms and Conditions for this post. Full terms and conditions will be included with our offer of employment.

Type of Appointment



  • CurwenPrimary School, Atlas Road, Plaistow, London E13 0AG
  • UptonCrossPrimary School, Churston Avenue, PlaistowE13 0RJ

The post-holder will be based 2.5 days a week at CurwenPrimary School and 2.5 days a week at UptonCrossPrimary School.

Probationary Period

6 months’ probationary period with a formal appraisal in the sixth month.


£27,192 per annum

Hours of Work

5 days (36 hours) per week. Working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Please note that the successful candidate, as part of Place2Be induction, will be required to attend a compulsory four-day Staff Inductions programme in London during the month ofJanuary 2013.

Annual Leave

A full time equivalent allowance is 25 days per annum plus bank holidays. The pro-rated allowance will be calculated once the candidate is appointed and the start date is known.

Annual leave has to be taken during school break times only. Please note that employees with more than 3 years of service are eligible to 27 days of annual leave pro rata and those with over 5 years of service are eligible to 30 days of annual leave pro rata.


Employees are eligible to join Place2Be pension scheme after three full months of service. The Place2Be contributes 3% of your salary into the scheme; employees may contribute as from 3% of their salary per financial year. A free session is available with our financial advisers to help plan your pension needs.

Childcare Vouchers

We run an approved childcare voucher scheme which offers income tax and National Insurance contribution savings when paying for child care.

Cycle Scheme/Season Ticket Loans

We offer interest-free loans for buying a season ticket or purchasing a bicycle to assist our staff with reducing the cost of travelling to work.

Eye Care Vouchers

We provide eye care vouchers entitling you to a free annual eye test. This scheme fulfils our legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act for staff using Display Screen Equipment. If staff require glasses because of their use of a DSE then an additional voucher pays for a basic pair of glasses.

Training and Development

Place2Be offers a central development programme for all staff and provide a range of training opportunities as part of employee’s individual personal development plan.

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 – section 8

Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 you will be required to prove your eligibility to work within the UK. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)/ Disclosure Scotland

An offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure Scotland.


References will be taken up from your two most recent employers. Any offer for this role is conditional on both references being satisfactory.

Job Description

Job Title:School Project Manager

Reporting to:Hub Manager



Place2Be is the leading UK provider of school-based emotional and mental health services. Founded in 1994, we work with 500 schools across the country, mostly in areas of high deprivation and disadvantage, seeking to improve the prospects of children aged 4-14 by tackling the complex social issues that result in educational disadvantage.

We provide early intervention mental health support, without stigmatising children or families and at a point where they need it most. Our work effectively removes the emotional barriers to learning and prevents the downward spiral that can lead to low aspirations, poor educational achievement and truancy/exclusion from school. It helps improve children’s attainment and builds their resilience, providing them with brighter prospects and hopeful futures.

Because it is an integrated school-based service supporting children, parents, teachers and school staff, Place2Be becomes a trusted part of the school and the wider community. Our core services are delivered by clinical staff and highly skilled Volunteer Counsellors. We measure and evaluate the outcomes of our work, demonstrating the positive impact of our interventions. Place2Be offers consultancy support, advice and workplace learning to teachers and school staff. We are also a leading provider of specialist training and university-validated professional qualifications to those who work clinically with children, helping to build capacity in our local communities.

The School Project Manager’s main areas of responsibility and objectives are:

  • To manage Place2Be within the school and play a key role in delivering Place2Be mission to enable therapeutic and emotional support to be provided to children in schools.


1.1 Responsible for:

The management of Place2Be Volunteer Counsellors and budgets as agreed.

2.0Main duties and responsibilities

2.1.Relationship with Head and Staff of the School

2.1.1To ensure the safeguarding and promote the welfare of children in the school

2.1.2To manage the induction process when the project is first introduced to the school where appropriate.

2.1.3To build and maintain good working relationships with the Head and staff in the school.

2.1.4To liaise with staff on referrals.

2.2 Clinical Work

2.2.1To assess and allocate children to provision and allocate a Place2Be Volunteer Counsellor to children.

2.2.2To work closely with parents/carers in the delivery of the service to the children.

2.2.3To coordinate and run a ‘self-referral’ service for children (The Place2Talk).

2.2.4To coordinate and run group work for selected children, where appropriate.

2.3 Management and Development

2.3.1To directly manage all counsellors within Place2Be in the schools.

2.3.2To ensure regular supervision takes place with counsellors, providing weekly or as appropriate sessions of paired supervision for each Place2Be counsellor.

2.3.3To participate and contribute in staff and volunteer recruitment and training programmes as required.

2.3.4To oversee the complete caseload of each counsellor.

3Service management

3.1To meet regularly with the Hub Manager and other School Project Managers regarding the management of the project.

3.2To attend and participate in regular meetings with Place2Be management team and provide regular reports to line managers on the activity of the school project.

3.3To maintain records in keeping with Place2Be’s Quality Assurance Policy.

3.4To ensure that all casework records are kept confidentially.

3.5To manage and keep accurate records of Place2Be’s resources at the school.


4.1To contribute to the development of policy and practice of the service as required within Place2Be.

4.2To promote equal opportunities and an open approach in all areas of work bearing in mind the need to maintain confidentiality at all times.

4.3In conjunction with the Hub Manager, undertake an annual formal review of the service delivery within Place2Be in the school and produce a review report.


The job description is a general outline of the job duties and responsibilities and may be amended as Place2Be develops and the role grows. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.

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Making a lifetime of difference to children in schools
Place2Be, 13/14 Angel Gate, 326 City Road, LondonEC1V 2PT
Tel: 020 7923 5500 Email:



The person specification outlines the main criteria for the post and short-listing will be based on the following criteria. Please ensure that your supporting statement clearly shows how you meet the criteria using experience gained either in paid or voluntary work.

CRITERIA / Essential / Desirable / Application (A)
Interview (I)
Accreditation to a professional body. /  / A
A recognised qualification in counselling or therapy. /  / A
2-3 years post qualifying experience as a practising therapist or counsellor. /  / A
Demonstrates own suitability to work with children and an understanding of working with children in need, including children in need of emotional and therapeutic support. /  / A
Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the various therapeutic disciplines. /  / A
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently build and maintain relationships with external bodies. /  / I
Experience of the school environment and the ability to analyse situations and systems within schools. /  / A
Ability to manage referrals and maintain an accurate confidential system of records /  / A
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds using appropriate language and media and able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to anti – discriminatory practice in service delivery. /  / A
Flexible team player, with an ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload /  / A
Experience of managing a small team and the ability to motivate and develop staff. /  / A
PC Literate and self servicing /

/ A
An understanding and awareness of Place2Be’s equal opportunities policy /  / A
Ability to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to anti – discriminatory practice in service delivery /  / A & I
Ability to work outside office hours and travel within the UK /  / A & I

Personal Details Form for Applicants

Please complete ALL sections of the form even if some information is included in your CV.Place2Be is committed to Equal Opportunities within its employment practices. The enclosed Equal Opportunities Form will be removed before shortlisting and will remain confidential to the Human Resources Department.

Post applied for / Hub/ Area
Closing date / Where did you find out about this vacancy?
Please give reference number if known / BACP BAAT BADT BAPT Guardian Other
Please give details:


Have you previously applied for any jobs within Place2Be? / Yes
No / If yes please give details:
Post / Hub/ Area / When
Have you ever worked or volunteered for Place2Be? / Yes
No / If yes please give details:
Post / Hub/ Area / When

Your contact details

Surname / Name
Home tel: / Mobile tel:
Work tel: / Email:

Professional Membership

Registration body / Registration number / Membership status / Are you accredited? / Expiry date


Please give the name and contact details of two referees who can comment on your work experience, competence, personal qualities and your suitability to the post. One of these must be your current or most recent employer. Please note that we will only take up references if a conditional offer of employment is made.

1. Name / Position
Telephone Number / Email:
Relationship to you
2. Name / Position
Telephone Number / Email:
Relationship to you

Criminal Record

Do you have connections in your personal life with any individual (relative, household member or friend) who could present a risk to children or who has been convicted of a criminal offence which would deem them unsuitable to work with children? YES/NO
Have you, as an adult, had involvement with a local authority, in relation to care proceedings or child protection proceedings in your family? YES/NO
Have you ever been arrested, cautioned for or convicted of a criminal offence or other offence which would show in a CRB enhanced disclosure?YES/NO*
*Note: If YES, please give details and an explanation of the offence and sentence or penalty imposed (including suspended sentences, warnings etc) in a separate file marked ‘confidential’ including an explanation of how you have consequently demonstrated you are a suitable person to work directly with children.
As the position will involve access to children, the position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 and you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau which will show all records. Please contact us if you would like further information.
Any position offered would be conditional on the receipt of an enhanced CRB which satisfies the criteria of Place2Be. A copy of the CRB Code of Practice is available on the CRB website.

I declare that the information I have given is accurate and true and any false or misleading information given on this form may lead to my employment being withdrawn and consequent criminal proceedings.

Unsuccessful application details will be retained for monitoring purposes and for the provision of future potential opportunities and other communications. If you do not wish to receive any further information you may make a request at any time via email,for the attention of the Resourcing Officer, to

Signed Date

Ensuring Equality in Recruitment and Selection for Paid and Unpaid Positions

The Equal Opportunities Commission, Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission strongly recommend that monitoring is effectively carried out and Place2Be fully supports this.

Place2Be actively monitors the selection process to ensure that no one applying for a post within Place2Be receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, gender, disability, race, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or religious or political opinion. Equality of opportunity, fairness, acceptance of differences and the rights of individuals, including the right to work in an atmosphere free from intimidation, are important values held by Place2Be and we are committed to tackling them in all aspects of our work.

In order to enable us to regularly monitor and assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved, please complete this form and return it with your application form.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. As this role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, applicants offered employment/placement will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Criminal Records Bureau before appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions and a check of the list of those Barred from working with children or vulnerable adults. It is a criminal offence for anyone on the barred list to attempt to procure employment working with children. Any disclosure revealing such an attempt will be provided to the Independent Safeguarding Authority and may result in criminal charges and/or conviction.

Completing the following form will enable us to carry out the effectiveness of our monitoring policy. The information will be separated from your application as soon as it is received. It will not be passed onto anyone involved in shortlisting or appointment to this post.

Post Applied For

Are you?

Male Female

Are you?

<20 21-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44

45-49 50-54 55-59 60+would prefer not to say

The Disability DiscriminationAct 1995 defines a disabled person as someone with a physical or mental illness impairment which has a substantial and longterm adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal, daytoday activities.

Do you consider yourself to have a disability which may affect your employment/placement?Yes No

If Yes, Please provide details

What adjustments would need to be made to assist you in carrying out the duties of this post, if appointed?

Would any adjustments need to be made to the interview process to assist you in your application? Yes No

If yes, please provide details:

What is your Ethnic Group?

Please choose one section from (a) to (e) and then put a cross or tick in the appropriate box to indicate your cultural background (as recommended by the Commission for Racial Equality).

(a) White(d) Black or Black British


English African

Scottish Any other Black background,

Welshplease state


Any other White background,

please state

(b) Mixed(e) Chinese or Chinese British or other

White and Black Caribbeanethnic group

White and Black AfricanChinese

White and AsianAny other, please state

Any other Mixed background,

please state

(c) Asian or Asian British




Any other Asian background,

please state

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