Pastoral Support Worker

Location: Woodkirk Academy
Hours: 32 hours per week
Salary: £11.59 to £12.47 per hour £16232 to £17454 per annum (actual salary)
Category: Maternity cover Support staff
Closing Date: 27 March 2023 at 9.00 am

Maternity Cover (until May 2024 at the latest)

Term time only – 32 hours per week

Grade B3 – Scale Points 7 – 11

Actual Salary £16,232 to £17,454 per annum

 Closing date 9am Monday 27 March 2023

We have an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Pastoral Support Worker to join our pastoral team and cover the maternity leave of the existing postholder.  In the role you will be responsible for addressing barriers to learning both in and out of school to raise aspirations and enable all students to achieve their full potential. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people in an educational, youth work or social care setting.

To succeed in the role you will have an in-depth knowledge of issues affecting the mental health of young people and a proven track record of implementing strategies to support positive mental health. You must be skilled at developing a rapport with young people, and experience of working with disaffected and/or those with Special Educational Needs/ SEMH would be advantageous.  A good level of ICT skills is essential and experience with the use of the SIMS database would be useful.

The postholder will work 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 3:00pm on Friday, term time only.

In return for joining us in this role we can offer:

  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health Cash Plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – this can include telephone GP appointments, physiotherapy, counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Free Parking on site
  • A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

Woodkirk Academy is a high performing, successful, well established, fully comprehensive, co-educational 11-18 maintained Academy.  We have a proud record in academic, intellectual, social and sporting, musical, dramatic and community developments. Our latest Ofsted report noted a ‘passion and commitment to continuous improvement’ and that ‘leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils.’

We enjoy an excellent reputation as an employer and our ethos and working practices are well regarded. We take pride in looking after staff and supporting everyone in their roles in order to deliver excellent education to our students.

Leodis Academies Trust and our individual Academies are committed to ‘Forging Young Futures’. To do this, each Academy has its own ethos and identity, and has the freedom to develop individually as well as working collaboratively to secure high quality outcomes for all its young people. By providing an extensive curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom, we cater for the wide range of talent and ability that our students have to offer. We work tirelessly to improve the life chances of all our young people and support them to make a positive contribution to their community.

Further information about the Trust, the Administrative Assistant role and the accompanying Person Specification and Job Description can be downloaded by clicking on the button at the left hand side of this page.  

Once you are ready to apply, please download and complete the Application Form referring to the requirements of the role as specified in the Job Information Pack. Once completed please return this as an email attachment to

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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