Student Support Assistant, Southend-on-Sea

Closing date:

Southchurch High SchoolSouthend-on-Sea

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,342 to £20,251 actual salary (Point 12 to 17 Essex Band 3)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you ready to help shape the future generation?

Are you committed to supporting students’ academic achievements and well-being?

Are you …A team player? Tenacious? Flexible? Resilient? Patient?

Due to a growing pupil roll, Southchurch High School is keen to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible individual to work within our School's dynamic and committed Student Services team to support the academic achievement and well-being of our students.    The role involves working as part of the Pastoral Team, in direct support of our Heads of Year, assisting with a range of matters including, but not limited to; punctuality, attendance, absenteeism, behaviour and integration.

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the School’s high standards and expectations and will be positive, highly motivated and an inspirational role model.

You will possess sensitivity, patience, tenacity and resilience and utilise these qualities to build constructive working relationships with students, parents/carers and colleagues.

There is a major emphasis on our students developing sound learning skills including those of confident, independent learners.  Experience of working with young people is essential and experience of working in a school setting is preferable.

Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.  We are looking for committed and passionate individuals to join our team of staff to help ensure our students achieve their potential.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Closing date: 12.00 pm on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 (late applications may not be considered)

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

Interviews to take place on Thursday, 2 May, 2019

Please visit our website for an Applicant Pack and to download an Application Form.  Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details.   Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to  (Please note that during the period 8-22 April the School’s HR email account will only be accessed periodically.)  

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.

More about Southchurch High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 900777
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