28.75 hours per week, Monday to Friday 3.45pm to 9.30pm, 52 weeks per year.  Ideally we require someone to work five evenings a week, however if the role appeals to you and you would like to work fewer evenings (and therefore fewer hours) then we would consider this for the right applicant. Grade C – Step 1 £18,933 FTE, Actual Annual Salary (for 28.75 hours per week) £14,710.92 plus 24 days holiday. 

Wildern School’s Community Arts provision is located within a specialist arts block (The d@rt Centre) that boasts sprung dance floors, music suites, digital music suites, practice rooms, recording studios and drama studios all of which are fully rigged and supported by wardrobe with fantastic arts supplies and equipment. We have international links, a national reputation and are at the heart of the community. With an on-site professional 300 seat theatre, this is a great opportunity for the right person to join our team. 

The role will provide support for the Community Arts team, including administration and supporting the development and day to day organisation of the extensive and varied community arts programme. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of disciplines as well as creating and developing your own skills and ideas which is a specific feature of this role. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for locking up the d@rt Centre and must be able to show initiative and understanding of arts in a community context. Strong administrative, communication and IT skills are important and a passion for the arts is essential.  Knowledge and previous experience of marketing, social media and a keen interest in the arts would be highly desirable. 

Benefits of working for our trust include:

  • Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
  • A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
  • A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
  • Good transport links
  • Free on-site car park 

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School. Wildern School has been judged by Ofsted as an “Outstanding” school for the past three inspections and we are determined to remain that way. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, individual CV’s will not be accepted. Application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Thursday 31st March 2022.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.