Nurture Teacher, Perth and Kinross

Closing date:Expiring today

St John's AcademyPerth and Kinross

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,697-£40,206
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description
The Nurture Teacher post is a permanent post that will work within a specialist nurture class and the wider school community, to meet the needs of children across the primary age range, who have a range of nurturing needs and require additional  targetted support, to ensure that they reach their learning potential.

As the successful post holder, you will work collaboratively with a range of internal and external staff, to provide planned and time limited early intervention, as well as establish positive engagement with families and carers to support children within their wider community. 
You will be able to demonstrate a range of experience of working with pupils who have social, emotional and behavioural needs, as well as evidence key personal attributes of care, compassion and excellent relationships.

The purpose of the job is:

•  To provide support to primary school pupils with social, emotional and wellbeing needs, within a specialist nurture class and the wider school community.

•  To assess, plan and monitor for children who require targetted approaches that support their well being.
•  To use and develop evidence based interventions that can support social, emotional and wellbeing needs within school.

•  To contribute to meeting the needs of children across the school using nurturing approaches to address the barriers to children fulfilling their potential.

•  To work collaboratively with a range of staff to support the wellbeing of children within school.


You will be passionate about embracing change and helping others to understand the impact of how good management systems are designed around streamlined processes.

You will enjoy the responsibility of developing and hosting workshops where you will support the workshop to fully explore and identify the attributes and features of a proposed product needed to replace SWIFT. You should be able to provide examples of previous experience in areas such as group facilitation, as well as your ability to communicate clearly, provide positive influence, and mediate conflicting and competing demands within group work settings.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of successfully working with a variety of frontline staff, including system support staff, external suppliers, and managers. You will be confident communicating verbally, as well as within written reports and presentation formats.

During the procurement phase your skills will be in identifying whether the features and attributes of a variety of products meets our rigorous scoping requirements and how well each product candidate meets these requirements will be measured and tested. You should therefore be able to work methodically and manage complex information.

Following the procurement phase you will be responsible for developing the programmes of work for system configuration, process redesign, implementation and testing. You should therefore be able to demonstrate your ability to plan, organise and execute effectively, keeping to timescales and working well under pressure.

You will support and develop the detailed system training manuals and deliver the training sessions for all stakeholders, past experience in areas such as training others would therefore be prefereable.

Post implementation of the new product you will be responsible for the continual training, monitoring, troubleshooting and supporting quality assurance check activities to ensure the product is robust and fit for purpose.


The Individual
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.


Closing date: 20/09/2019

Reference: PKC05919

St John's RC Academy (Primary Dept), North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth

More about St John's Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Gowans Terrace, Perth, Scotland, PH1 5BF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1738 622994