Alternative Provision Centre Manager - Crawley

We are looking to appoint a confident and well organised Centre Manager for our ‘Extra Time Project’ centre in Crawley.

Alternative Provision Centre Manager - Crawley

Paid role
Up to £26,000
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About the role

The Extra Time Project works alongside mainstream secondary schools across the City in supporting pupils struggling to maintain their behaviours in school. This can be due to a range of reasons, from emotional wellbeing and SEMH to home circumstances.  

The Centre Manager will have experience of managing negative behaviours and will be passionate about improving educational experiences for our pupils.

The Centre Manager will oversee the daily running of the centre and lead their team of staff. The Centre Manager will have a passion for young people and have empathy for pupils. They will be proactive, positive and solution focused. They will work with other professionals involved with pupils and have an attention to detail.

The Centre Manager will be able to deliver subjects to support the curriculum and will be supported by the Core Subject Lead.  

The Centre Manager will manage safeguarding relating to the cohort with the support of the Safeguarding Team.  The Centre Manager will maintain the current excellent relationships with partner schools and Local Authority.  

The successful applicant will become a member of the Extra Time Project senior leadership team.

This role is Full Time.

Application deadline: 31/10/2023

Expected start date: 13/11/2023

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Experience required


  • Previous experience of working in a classroom environment.
  • Previous experience of leading and holding responsibility for a group of young people/learners.  
  • A strong understanding of safeguarding and processes.
  • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member.
  • Computer literacy/word processing/video/photocopier skills.
  • Ability to understand RMF roles and responsibilities.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Be enthusiastic when delivering sessions to children.  
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.  
  • Good communication, team working and organisational skills.
  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy.
  • Knowledge of health & safety
  • Able to take instructions and willing to learn.
  • Able to work on your own or as part of a team.


  • Confident/experience in delivering a topic/subject to a group.
  • Previous work experience in a sporting environment in any capacity, e.g. after-school club or sports club.
  • NVQ 2 Teacher Assistant or equivalent qualification
  • First Aid training (ideally paediatric)  
  • Previous experience of working in a pastoral/SEMH environment.
  • Understanding of relevant policies/code of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding.
  • Preferably experience in SEN
  • Understanding of ADHD, ASD, EDB, SEMH, MLD

Key responsibilities

  • Support for the Pupils
  • Ensure a welcoming and positive environment for pupils and staff.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work.
  • Devise strategies to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Lead the planning of learning activities and daily curriculum with support of Core Subject Lead.
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers/tutors on pupils' achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Encourage positive behaviours through praise and reward systems.  
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with partner schools and parents / carers.
  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of pupils' work.
  • Produce and oversee report writing for a range of audiences, within expected timescales.  
  • 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.
  • Prepare Risk Assessments
  • 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.

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