Pupil Welfare Officer – Monday to Friday 9.45am – 4.15pm, Term time only

In the region of £17,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits

Required from September 2022

Our pupils’ happiness is priceless. So you’ll be invaluable.

Bethany is far more than just a School: it’s a registered charity and a unique educational community with a history stretching back to 1866. Occupying 60 acres in the stunning Weald countryside, we give our pupils the best possible start in life – enabling them to become happy, well-adjusted adults who can realise their ambitions and release their full potential.

In this brand new position, you will be working alongside a dedicated team delivering pastoral and additional (non-medical) welfare support to our pupils. You will be the first point of contact for students experiencing challenges within the school community: reinforcing positive behaviour, identifying the issues underlying poor conduct and building mutually respectful relationships to take pupil performance to the next level.

Liaising with parents, senior managers and external agencies, you will need to bring outstanding interpersonal skills backed by an exceptional level of empathy. Previous experience in an educational setting is essential, giving you a good understanding of young people’s concerns, and you will combine plenty of initiative with a highly organised and methodical approach. Awareness of child protection guidelines is essential, and ideally a background in pastoral care.  However your commitment to making a difference in our pupils’ lives is what will really count.

In return, you can expect an exceptional package of rewards including a pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, Benenden Health Care, free lunches, free parking and use of our Olympic-sized swimming pool and gymnasium.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Thursday 9th June. For further information please download the job description or email recruitment@bethanyschool.org.uk

As part of your role, you will be required to adhere to all School Policies, to include but not be limited to Safeguarding and Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Health & Safety  As well the continual promotion and safeguarding of the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.  All applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

These appointments will be made without regard to gender, age, or ethnic origin. Bethany School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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