Pastoral Assistant, Bolton

Closing date:

Canon Slade SchoolBolton
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Between £17,435 and £19,617 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Permanent post, term time only plus 5 days

37 hours per week (Monday to Wednesday: 8.30am until 4.30pm, Thursday and Friday: 8.30am until 4.15pm.  Hours include a 30 minute break each day)

Grade 5 (points 21 to 25)

Pro rata annual salary between £17,435 and £19,617 (based on under 5 years continuous service)

Contract start date:  As soon as possible

The Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic person to work as a member of the Pastoral team within the Sixth form at this very popular and successful secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form). The main objectives of this role are to assist with the pastoral duties of Years 12 and 13, working closely with both of these Heads of Year.

We are looking for a team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards.  The post holder will possess relevant qualifications and have had experience in a similar environment. A job description and person specification for this post are attached.  

The Department

We have a very strong Pastoral team which is led by a member of the SLT who has overall responsibility for Pastoral care and Safeguarding. The team consists of seven Heads of Year who each take responsibility for one year group from Years 7 to 13, six Pastoral Assistants and a School Chaplain who all work together to offer support to students.   In addition, we have a designated pastoral base from which we can deliver an individual programme of care which may include issues such as behaviour management and emotional health needs. 

Application information

If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking either ‘apply now’ or ‘how to apply’.  This can be emailed to or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer.  Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered.  Your supporting statement should be no longer than 1,500 words in length and should reference each item on the person specification.

We will acknowledge all applications by email.  If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The school has an Equal Opportunities policy.  If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful.  Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.

Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview.  Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.

Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK.  We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.

Closing date: Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 9.30am

Interview date:  Monday 28 January 2019

Job location

More about Canon Slade School
Address: Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 333343