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Mental Health Coordinator (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5443-196S
  • Posted:13/05/2022
  • Pay:£22,309 to £24,607 (£26,083-£28,769 fte)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/06/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th June 2022


Mental Health Co-ordinator (maternity cover) 

Full time 37 hours per week 

Term-time only 

Salary: £22,309 to £24,607 (£26,083-£28,769 fte) 

Local Government Pension Scheme – 21% employer contribution  

Required from May/June 2022 


We are seeking to recruit a Mental Health Co-ordinator to join our experienced Wellbeing Team which includes Student Advisors, School Nurse, SENCo, Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a mental health services background such as a professional within CAMHS/CYPMHS or NELFT, an approved mental health professional (AMHP), a mental health nurse, or social worker. 

The postholder will play a pivotal role in co-ordinating the monitoring and intervention strategies relating to student mental health needs.  They will contribute to the creation of a positive environment where interventions to support individual mental health issues and emotional wellbeing are timely and appropriate.    

The successful applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills, working directly with students, parents, staff and external agencies to best meet the needs of our students.  

In addition, the successful applicant must be a strong administrator so that written communications and record keeping around student monitoring and support of mental health needs are accurate and support statutory safeguarding arrangements. 

This post is term-time only. Additional days may be discussed at interview. 

The post provides the opportunity to work with highly motivated students in a collegial environment that is both stimulating and rewarding.   

Please send completed application forms to: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk    

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 6th June 2022

Interviews week commencing: 6th June 2022

Tonbridge Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date. 

Information about the school

About Tonbridge Grammar School

We are a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 to 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form (1166 students on roll). The School prepares students for GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme following the Middle Years Programme in Years 7-9. Our students are encouraged to take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.

TGS is situated in Kent ‘the garden of England’, close to Royal Tunbridge Wells. This location is ideal for trips to London and you will also find beautiful countryside on your doorstep. Excellent transport links to both London and the coast.

Ethos and Values

Tonbridge Grammar School is an IBO World School and our ethos and values are closely aligned to those of the International Baccalaureate Organisation with its focus on intercultural awareness, holistic learning and communication.

Benefits of joining our community

There is a collegiality amongst the staff at TGS which creates a working environment that is intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding.

Staff benefits include:

• Two full days of induction and a professional studies programme throughout your first year (teaching staff) • Internationally accredited IB training and MA opportunities (teaching staff) • For NQT’s – Employment form July: phased timetable of teaching and observations, payment over the summer holiday preceding your first year with us • 10 Academy days giving time for team collaboration and meetings • Motivated and talented students who are eager to learn in a calm and positive environment • Teachers’ Pension and Local Government Pension Scheme • Well-being package provided by Schools Advisory Service • Free use of the School gym • Bike to work scheme • Wellbeing package • Organised staff social activities

Ofsted rating is Outstanding (October 2019)

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly O'Neill
  • Address:Deakin Leas, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JR
  • Telephone: (01732) 365125
  • Email: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).