Pastoral Support Officer
James Calvert Spence College
£26,421 - £28,770 (full-time equivalent)
19th Jan 2024
Pastoral Support Officer (PSO)
Permanent, 37 hours per week, term time plus 10 days
Band 5: £26,421 – £28,770 per annum (full-time equivalent)
Be Kind. Work Hard. Aim High
We are looking for an additional Pastoral Support Officer to expand our successful team. As a trail blazer school, we have transformed our approach to behaviour management by adopting a relational approach and are on a journey to successfully achieving this.
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the school’s Internal Exclusion Unit (IEU). You will support students to reflect on their behaviour by providing a calm and consistent environment in which students can learn from the mistakes and poor decisions they have made whilst continuing their education. Although the role will predominantly be based in the IEU room, there will be occasions when you would support the wider pastoral team by mentoring students, supporting with safeguarding incidents and other pastoral issues.
Do you enjoy making a difference? Are you familiar with working with children or young people? Do you like the thought of working in a busy and friendly school environment where no two days are the same? Then our PSO role could be the job for you! We are looking to appoint a hardworking and conscientious person to join our thriving school community, based in Amble on a single site serving over 750 children from year 5 through to year 13.
Do you have what we need?
- A calm approach
- A motivated team player, who can work independently within agreed procedures
- An excellent communicator
- Able to establish effective working relationships with staff, children and parents
- Hardworking with a ‘can do’ attitude
What can we offer you?
- An opportunity to work in a ‘good’ school within a passionate and highly skilled team
- Access to salary sacrifice schemes, including cycle to work, childcare vouchers and lease cars
- Eligibility for membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Social events
- A tailored CPD programme to meet your developmental needs
- A supportive work environment with a family feel
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference. The successful candidate does not need to have previous experience in the education sector, but a desire to give children the best educational school experience. If you share our ethos of ‘be kind, work hard and aim high’ and feel that this role aligns with your strengths, we would love to hear from you.
JCSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.
Interested in applying?
If you would like to know more about the role or visit the school, please contact Amy Crawley, Business Manager on email@example.com or 01665 710636. A completed application form must be submitted by noon on Friday 19 January by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate clearly the title ‘PSO application’ in the subject field of your email. Interviews will be held durign week commencing Monday 22 January 2024.
Further information about all our current vacancies is available at: Vacancies – James Calvert Spence College (jcsc.co.uk)
James Calvert Spence College
James Calvert Spence College is a school that welcome students from year 5 through to Sixth Form. Based in Amble in Northumberland, we are situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, including the historic village of Warkworth and its castle to the north, the picturesque fishing village of Amble, and an area of outstanding national beauty at Druridge Bay.
As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is to choose the correct school for your child. It needs to be the right environment for them staffed with caring professionals who all have the same positive attitude towards what makes a school exceptional. James Calvert Spence College provides all of this and more.
We have high aspirations for all of our students – we expect them to show determination and a desire to achieve highly, and in return we offer unwavering support throughout their years with us. In Key stage 4 and the sixth form, we offer a wide range of GCSE, A-Level and vocational courses to make sure that there is a relevant pathway into Higher Education, further training or employment for everyone.
In 2019, our Key Stage 4 results placed us 6th in the county based on the main indicator of Progress 8, and our Sixth Form ranked 5th in the county for performance and progress for those aged 16-19. Although rankings were not available for 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus, the vast majority of our Year 13 students earned a place at University or progressed to their choice of education, training or employment. Many of our students gained truly outstanding results and left JCSC fully prepared for the next stage in their lives.
The governors and staff of the college are committed to its continuing development and improvement, to ensure that it provides education of the highest quality for all students. We are proud to serve the young people of Amble and the surrounding area and we understand how important it is for us to be at the heart of our community.Visit School Website