Current Vacancies

To apply for any of the vacancies:

You can download an Application form and job descriptions which are found at the bottom of this webpage. Alternatively, if you would prefer a hard copy please call the HR department on 01242 527631.

Applications can be sent via post to the following address:
Human Resources Department, National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, GL53 9QU

Or by email:

Please note in line with Equal Opportunities, we do not accept CVs as part of the application process.

The organisation is signed up to the Two Ticks Disability

As a registered charity it is not our practice to acknowledge the receipt of application forms or to notify those candidates who are not shortlisted. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

National Star Foundation is the charity that supports students at the National Star College, an "outstanding college" (Ofsted 2012), as well as providing a wide range of services for people with disabilities.An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required - further information on the pre-employment checks undertaken can be found under jobs.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

All posts are term time and based at our main Ullenwood site unless otherwise stated.


Transport Services Manager, Ullenwood

£22,000 - £25,000 per annum

Full-time, All year

Managing the transport service for National Star, you will ensure that the service provides an efficient and flexible service that meets the varied needs of the organisation. You will have previous fleet management experience and be well organised, an excellent communicator, able to problem solve and have a positive attitude. A D1 driving licence is essential, and PCV desirable.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at Noon. Interview: 12th August 2014.

Senior Driver, Ullenwood

£18,000 per annum

Full-time, All year

You will drive as part of the transport team, and provide training to staff and administrative support to the Transport Services Manager. You will have previous experience and hold a full PCV with D driving licence. There is a departmental shift system in operation, hours will vary during term time and non-term time, but will include a mix of early and late shifts and weekend working.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at Noon. Interview: 13th August 2014.

StarBistro Manager @ Pepper Crescent, Cheltenham

£20,000 - £22,000 per annum

Full-time, All year, 12 month fixed term contract

StarBistro is an exciting partnership between National Star and The Wiggly Worm, enabling people with disabilities to gain skills and confidence in a supportive workplace. StarBistro was initially established at National Star's Ullenwood campus and provides an award winning, high quality, dining and hospitality experience using local produce whilst providing supportive workplaces where people with disabilities learn, develop and gain new skills.

In April 2014, National Star acquired the successful cafe bistro, Pepper Crescent, in Cheltenham's town centre as an extension and development of the StarBistro operation. We now wish to appoint a dynamic and passionate Manager for StarBistro at Pepper Crescent who will lead on the day to day effective delivery and management of the operation and front the development of the business in conjunction with National Star and Wiggly Worm colleagues. Previous experience in a high quality hospitality industry setting is essential, ideally chef experience is desirable. You will need to demonstrate a flexible approach to work regular weekends and covering a range of external events including evenings.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at Noon.

Teacher Trainer

Salary FTE £23,869 (0.5) - £11,677.32

12 months Fixed Term

20 hours over 42 weeks (0.5)

A qualified and experienced teacher trainer is required to join our successful training team to plan, teach and assess Award, Certificate and Diploma level teacher training programmes. Applicants must have at least two years teaching or training experience and be willing to teach some evenings and occasional Saturdays. Applicants must also be willing to travel to deliver and/or assess courses at locations across the UK some of which may require an overnight hotel stay.

Closing date: Wednesday 6th August 2014 at Noon.

Fundraising Assistant, Ullenwood

£14,500 per annum

37 hours per week (Full-time) All year

Are you an organised, self-motivated individual? If you are experienced at data entry, we are seeking an enthusiastic, personable, fundraising assistant to join our team to be the first point of contact between National Star and our supporters. Join us to make a difference and help achieve our ambitious fundraising targets.

Closing date: Thursday, 7th August 2014 at Noon.

Community Fundraiser

£20,000 - 22,000 - 37 hours per week, 52 weeks

Are you an exceptional communicator with a passion and drive for community fundraising? Then why not join our dynamic fundraising department to support and deliver a new and exciting community fundraising strategy.
Your role will be a key part of our community fundraising hub, you will deliver excellent donor care and stewardship to develop relationships with new and existing community groups, individuals and volunteers. You will have the opportunity to shape our schools fundraising across the county and provide fundraising support, advice and encouragement to ‘Team Star’ challenge participants.
Do you have experience of implementing effective community fundraising strategies, managing fundraising volunteers and working within a target driven environment?

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Amy Pearcey, Head of Fundraising Partnerships.

Closing date: Sunday 17th August. Interview Date: w/c 25th August 2014

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Benefits Information 1.3 MB
Guidance Notes for completing application form 1.2 MB
Application Form 136.5 KB
Fundraising Assistant July 2014.doc66 KB
Transport Services Manager.doc98 KB
Star Bistro Pepper Crescent Manager JD PS July 2014.doc66.5 KB
Senior Driver - PCV Jul 2014.doc1.22 MB
Community Fundraising Officer.doc1.18 MB
Teacher Trainer July 2014.doc1.2 MB

National Star Foundation and National Star College:
registered in England No 522846 at the above address.
VAT Registration No 656 0953 18.
Registered Charity No. 220239.