As Pastoral Care Manager at our brand new Dove Tree School, part of the Witherslack Group, you’ll help us meet our young peoples’ emotional needs and lead our Pastoral Team. You’ll help transform the lives of up to 40 young people with SEN aged 8–18 educating, inspiring, engaging and realising their potential. You’ll have plans in place to see that our young people – whatever their needs, have dignity and respect and leave the school feeling proud of what they’ve achieved and what they’re capable of. And with the backing of the broader management team, a range of supporting specialists and state-of-the-art-facilities, we know we’re all set for a bright future.
That’s why we’re looking for someone who’s pretty unique. Our new Pastoral Manager will be committed to fulfilling the potential of each and every one of our young people, no matter what their educational needs (including emotional and social difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and speech and language communication difficulties), you share our belief that all young people are capable of achieving great things. With a focus on attendance, behavioural, pastoral and welfare issues, in order to maximise the learning opportunities and ultimately outcomes for your children and young people.
As a Pastoral Care Manager already, you’ll ideally have experience of dealing with complex education needs, as you’ll need to connect with our young people – understanding what makes them unique and working to make a real difference to their social and emotional development. But none of this fazes you, as it’s what you’re passionate about. And why you’ll fit right in.
For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. We are a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties, complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. We have a reputation for excellence and of achieving the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You’ll receive a competitive salary, contributory pension (matched up to 5%) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
Holidays: 35 days a year with school holidays accrued from working 42.6 hours rather than 37.
Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged. For further information please contact Chris Williams, Regional Director, on 07909 912827.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 19th September 2018
Interviews: 27th September 2018