Environmental Coordinator

ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR 
 
THE COLLEGE 

Brampton College is a leading independent sixth form college, located in North West London and was founded 30 years ago by the Principal, Bernard Canetti. The College remains a privately owned, family business, and as such is not answerable to Governors or outside owners. 

Brampton has an outstanding record of academic success and has consistently been the most successful sixth form college in London, coming top of the Department for Education league tables for the past 20 years. The College provides the highest academic standards and individual care in a friendly, encouraging and supportive environment. Currently there are 230 students on roll and 75 members of staff. 

Location & Facilities 

We are situated in attractive period buildings close to the amenities of Hendon. The buildings have been designed to meet our requirements and include four laboratories (all of which have been recently refurbished), a purpose-built art studio, excellent computer facilities, a library, main hall, staff rooms and student common room. 

Our Results 

In 2021, 75.7% of A Level results were A*/A grades and 92.6 % were A*-B grades. Brampton College came 3rd nationally in the DfE performance table of independent sixth form colleges in 2019 (the last year that these were published) and has come top of all sixth form colleges in London for the last 20 years, ranked on average point score per A Level. Please view the downloadable document for more detail. We have a strong record for female students pursuing STEM subjects at university and, overall, this year, 72% of our students gained entry to their first choice university, including for Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Economics and Maths, with 80% progressing to Russell Group Universities. 

ISI / Ofsted Inspection 

Our last inspection by ISI was in January 2012, where the academic and other achievements of the students, as well as their personal development and the governance of the College were all judged to be excellent. The report commented: 

‘The College is highly successful in achieving its aims of fostering high academic outcomes and at the same time boosting students’ capacity for vigorous independent academic effort and personal organisation’. 

The College was also inspected by Ofsted in February 2009. Again, both quality of education overall and the quality of teaching and assessment were judged to be “outstanding”. (Please see downloadable attachments). 

“Brampton has given me more than a second chance. They’ve set me up for my future. The teachers here turned things around for me. They are so passionate and make the topics so interesting. I never experienced this elsewhere and I didn’t want to let them down.” 
Georgie Done obtained A*AA and a place to study History at UCL. 

OUR GREEN AGENDA 

At Brampton College we are determined to play our part in climate action. We have formalised this commitment by becoming a member of ‘1% for the Planet’, a network of businesses working together toward a common goal: protecting the future of our planet. By becoming a member, we pledge 1% of our revenue every year to environmental causes and charities that make a genuine and positive impact on our planet in six core areas: climate, food, land, pollution, water and wildlife. 

The Brampton Charitable Trust, which receives its primary source of funding from the college, has for many years supported a wide variety of causes, and in the last financial year, donated nearly £32,000 to environmental and wildlife charities including WWF, Compassion in World Farming, Woodland Trust, Wilderness Foundation and Cool Earth. By signing up to 1% for the Planet we are making a formal commitment to extend our support these critically important causes. 

We also feel strongly that we need to look inwards to explore how we as a business and a school can address our carbon emissions. Back in the spring, we instructed an external agency to conduct a carbon footprint assessment, and we will be working on various initiatives to enable us to become carbon-neutral. 

In addition, the college has a dedicated Green Committee of passionate students and staff, who are working on a number of environmental projects, including student engagement programmes. We feel it is our duty as a school to ensure the younger generation are fully informed about the global climate crisis and also that we lead by example. It is imperative that we act now, and we believe collaboration with a wide range of external agencies is a critical component in the way forward. 

ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR 

We are looking for a part-time Environmental Coordinator, with a commitment to climate action and who is knowledgeable about issues, initiatives and events around climate action. The Coordinator will report to the Principal, Bernard Canetti. 

10 hours a week, with at least one day in the college. Number of hours to be reviewed moving forwards. 

In particular, the candidate will be expected to: 

1. Conduct focused research into a range of environmental organisations, businesses and charities 

2. Develop the environmental strategy and action plan for the college, leading short, medium and long-term initiatives through collaboration with: 
- Bernard’s P.A. and the Charitable Trust lead 
- Marketing Coordinator 
- The Green Committee 
- The Student Council 
- Bursar 
- College staff 
- Students 
- Environmental organisations/charities such as 1% for the Planet 
- Community 
- School boards/associations 

3. Spearhead environmental initiatives in the college and the implementation of the action plan 
- To ensure changes are made in terms of provision, choices and behaviours within the college 
- Develop and deliver a programme of student engagement 
- Organise ‘environmental’ talks for students and staff 
The aim includes establishing Brampton’s position as an environmental leader within both the 
local and business community, as well as the education sector. 

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

The experiences, skills and qualities set out below capture the ideal requirements for successful fulfilment of the role described. In practice, if a candidate does not meet all these requirements but demonstrates the potential, adaptability and ambition to grow into the role, this may still enable them to be successful. 

Essential characteristics

• A genuine interest in and deep concern for environmental issues and a demonstrable commitment to sustainability 
• Knowledge and understanding of the global environmental scene – Paris Agreement, COP26, UN Framework Convention etc. 
• Ability to lead, engage and communicate with a range of stakeholders
• Excellent project management and reporting skills
• Confident presenter
• A proven track record of being involved in a climate change focused career or commitment would be an advantage
• Experience in the educational sector would also be an advantage

Personal Qualities 

• Proactive and self-starter 
• Excellent communicator
• Flexibility and a positive, ‘can-do’ approach 
• Team player

MORE ABOUT BRAMPTON COLLEGE 

Our aim is to help each individual student succeed in their aspirations and achieve the best possible exam results. To this end, the College places an emphasis on individual support. 

Class sizes are small, with an average of seven, and weekly tutorials are available in all subjects to review coursework and tests, discuss areas of difficulty and to prepare for exams. 

Weekly or fortnightly tests are an integral feature of all courses and a critical factor in the success of our students. They identify areas of weakness and help students gain the confidence and techniques for succeeding in exams. Heads of Department supervise progress using these weekly test and homework marks, and these records are then passed on to each student’s Personal Tutor to discuss with them in their weekly meeting. Communication and collaboration with parents is highly valued and so this detail is summarised in the students’ reports which are available to parents on a regular basis. 

The UCAS programme is a critical and central part of the College’s operation. We offer a superb service, which ranges from providing careful guidance and expertise in choosing the right university course to helping with writing personal statements and interview preparation. There is also a special programme for applicants to medical science degrees, including a weekly Medical Forum. This programme consists of seminars, lectures, mock interviews and preparation for the UCAT and BMAT examinations. 

But, more than this, we are concerned with broader educational objectives, such as developing students’ confidence, self-motivation and the capacity to think for themselves, as well as teaching them how to study effectively in preparation for university education. 
With this in mind, we work hard to ensure our students feel supported and we take the wellbeing of each of our students seriously. Each student is assigned a Personal Tutor who provides support for both personal and academic matters. The College has a full-time Head of Learning Support, as well as an in-house Student Counsellor and an Educational Psychologist who are available for individual consultation should the need arise. 

Our wellbeing programme continues to evolve, and now encompasses increased staff support and guidance due to the recent addition of an in-house Adolescent Psychotherapist, whose role is primarily to provide support to staff in working with students under their care, as well as any work-related concerns. 

We encourage open communication between parents and teachers and, as part of the support we offer to parents, each year we invite a range of leading psychotherapists and psychologists to give parenting talks on themes varying from emotional issues to motivation.

FURTHER DETAILS 

Start Date: As soon as possible 
Remuneration Package: An attractive remuneration package, depending on qualifications and experience, including an annual profit-related bonus, pension contributions. 

Brampton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the receipt of an enhanced DBS certificate and other relevant registrations and clearance. 

HOW TO APPLY 

We ask that you complete the Brampton College Application Form, available on request. 

Applications should be made to the Principal’s PA, Josie Mulkerrin via jmulkerrin@bramptoncollege.com 

For an informal discussion about the post, please feel free to email Bernard Canetti, Principal via his PA, Josie Mulkerrin jmulkerrin@bramptoncollege.com 

Closing Date:
18/11/2021

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