Pastoral Care Coordinator
Ark St Alban’s Academy
Pastoral Care Coordinator
Start date: September 2021 (or earlier by agreement)
Location: Conybere Street, Birmingham B12 0YH
Reports to: Relevant Senior Leader
Salary: Scale 7 on the Ark Support Staff Salary Scale (£23,080- £28,672)
Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking an ambitious and determined candidate to fulfil a new role coordinating its pastoral care provision.
The right candidate will demonstrate a passion for pupil welfare and for collaborative, multidiscipline work which secures excellent outcomes for all young people. We are seeking to appoint a candidate with excellent administrative skills which will allow them to coordinate and direct a wide-range of activities. Over time, the right candidate would demonstrate the aptitude and desire to take increasing levels of responsibility for supporting, and eventually leading, significant aspects of our work to safeguard young people.
A wide-ranging and ambitious job description which will allow the right candidate to grow and to thrive while also having an immediate impact on the lives of the young people that we serve.
This is a vital, high profile role, with the post-holder being required to work with colleagues from across the academy as well a working directly with colleagues from a number of external agencies. The right candidate would also have immediate opportunities to develop their capacity to work directly with pupils and with parents in addressing matters relating to safeguarding, behaviour and the provision of special educational needs, as well as matters relating to medical needs and mental health. The right candidate does not need to be an expert in these fields, but they do need be able to demonstrate a definite interest in learning about them alongside a determination to make sure every child has access to the most effective provision which meets their unique needs.
The person in this role will work directly with the senior and middles leaders responsible for pastoral care in the academy and they will play a crucial role in the effective implementation of a number of vital processes. Excellent standards of organisation and prioritisation will be required, as will an ability to work in calm and orderly manner at all times. Often, this work will require resilience and adaptability as the post-holder is required to respond to the immediate needs of a young person, their family or the colleagues working to support them.
We believe that all pupils can, and will succeed, at school and at university, and this role is pivotal in our work to provide all pupils with the safety and support they need to be able to flourish.
As a Church of England School, we believe that climbing the mountain to university is the best way to challenge all of our pupils to fulfil their God-given talents. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that pupils drawn from a low-income community have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. This role will provide successful candidates with the opportunity to have a significant impact on the work we do to fulfil our mission.
For an informal, conversation about the role please contact Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the role, please download the job description and person specification at the bottom of this advert. Alternatively, you can visit our website https://arkstalbans.org/
To apply, please submit your application online by visiting http://arkstalbans.org/vacancies
The deadline for applications is Friday 18th June 2021 at 10.00am