Deputy Head (Pastoral and Wellbeing), Crowthorne, Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wellington CollegeCrowthorne, Berkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

A school like no other, Wellington College is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools and has an enviable reputation for excellence and innovation. We’re currently looking for a Deputy Head (Pastoral and Wellbeing) to become a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

This challenging role comes with full responsibility for the pastoral care and wellbeing of all pupils. Indeed, we will rely on the person appointed to deliver outstanding levels of pastoral care and support in order to meet and exceed regulatory and boarding school inspection requirements. Developing a Pastoral Strategic Plan and contributing to the College’s Strategic Plan is an important part of the role too, as is playing a full and active part in School Leadership meetings. 

Leading on the identification, appointment and appraisal of senior pastoral staff and acting as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) and primary liaison for staff welfare and concerns – all are aspects of a role that will also see you teach eight periods per cycle.

A great opportunity to help develop our position as a global leader in pastoral care and wellbeing, it’s also a stepping stone for those aspiring to headship. As well as proven management experience, you will need an empathetic understanding for the pastoral and wellbeing challenges facing young people today. We will also be looking for an appreciation of the nature of senior leadership in a boarding schools and excellent interpersonal skills.

Not only is this an excellent career development opportunity, it also comes with a generous salary and benefits package. So, if you have the ambition and expertise to help Wellington realise its vision and are keen to develop as a leader in a dynamic and ambitious organisation, apply today. 

Closing date: Monday 21 January 2019.

Interviews will take place: w/c 28 January 2019.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Rees, HR Director at:  

For further details, including how to apply, please visit the teaching vacancies page of our website at: 

The College is committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for any of the positions available at the College must be willing to undergo a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks with previous employers and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks.

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More about Wellington College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1344 444 000
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Wellington College is a vibrant and challenging co-educational boarding and day school which seeks to provide an inspirational educational experience for its pupils, teachers, parents and all other members of its communi...