Pastoral Leader (Burgess Hill)
The Burgess Hill Academy

Closing date: 16/04/2021

Job posted date: 01/04/2021

Salary: West Sussex Grade 6 - £20,903 - £22,183

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 30

The Burgess Hill Academy is looking to recruit a Pastoral Leader to join our friendly and enthusiastic pastoral team from September 2021. The role is for 30 hours per week, term time only, working Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm. The full time salary is based on West Sussex Pay Scale Grade 6 £20,903 pa. As this is a term time only role the salary is pro rata, therefore the actual salary is £14,112 pa.

The pastoral team provide support to students to overcome any barriers to their learning.  This role will initially support Year 7 and will involve:

  • providing a high level of support to students and staff in all matters linked to pupil wellbeing, behaviour and attendance
  • providing support to the year group with child protection and safeguarding
  • undertaking administrative work that supports the pastoral case of students 

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working within a school or with young people.  They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and work well both as part of a team and on their own initiative.  They will be organised and proactive, with the ability to prioritise and manage their time effectively. They will work well under pressure and be able to deal with conflicting demands.  

About the Burgess Hill Academy

Ofsted rating: Good 2019

The Burgess Hill Academy opened as an Academy in 2016, sponsored by the University of Brighton Academies Trust. We have made tremendous strides in our journey to become a great school for Burgess Hill. The Academy is situated in the heart of Burgess Hill on a pleasant 30 acre site.  The town is in the heart of the beautiful South Downs, a 20 minute drive to the sea and a 5 minute walk from Burgess Hill mainline station with connections to the bustling sea side of Brighton (10 mins) and London (50 mins to Victoria). At The Burgess Hill Academy pupils experience an innovative and dynamic approach to learning in all their lessons, as well as high-quality pastoral care. The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200​​​​​​​

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Closing date: 

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.