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Pastoral Support Manager - Part-time

St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5432-88S
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:1/9/2023 or sooner
  • App Close Date:03/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Pastoral Support Manager

KR6 (£21,801 to £23,262 FTE) pro rata £19,318 to £20,613 approximately

Term time plus 2 weeks to include 5 CPD days (40 weeks)

We are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Manager to join their team supporting students. We are looking for someone who can provide high quality interventions, ensuring all well-being, pastoral and learning needs are met. The successful applicant will also support with the safeguarding and positive well-being of students in school. We welcome applications from candidates who have experience of liaising with families to support students in school regarding attendance, well-being and progress and of providing high quality care and nurture. This work is always built around our Catholic ethos and our school motto to ‘Work with Love.’

The ideal candidate would be an organised individual with the ability to work under pressure with conflicting deadlines and be able to demonstrate a high level of administrative skills including dealing with confidential and sensitive material.  You will be the first point of contact for parents in relation to pastoral issues so will have the confidence to deal with parents, attend meetings and other matters relating to the role.

The successful applicant will be flexible in approach and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants should be computer literate and have worked with MS Word, Teams, Outlook and Excel. A qualification in GCSE English and GCSE Maths at grade A-C is essential. Experience and training in areas like counselling, mentoring, first aid and mental health first aid are also desirable.

Benefits of working at St Simon Stock Catholic School:

  • Conduct of students is excellent and they are keen to learn and succeed
  • A supportive and caring working environment for staff and students and a school wide focus on wellbeing.
  • Working within our St Josephine Bakhita Support Hub, which is at the heart of the school.
  • Dedicated and bespoke CPD time for all staff and personal development opportunities
  • Access to Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers counselling, financial guidance, legal enquiries with access to online health and wellbeing resources
  • Generous Pension Scheme

Our Offer:

We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for fostering a very caring environment and a great record for investing in staff training and development. 

You are welcome to contact HR at HR@ssscs.co.uk if you would like to visit the school before submitting an application.  Please submit your application using Apply Now.  Should you be shortlisted for interview, additional information may be requested at that time.

Closing date: Monday 3 April 2023

Start date:  1 September 2023 or sooner

This vacancy may close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you are unsuccessful, we will contact you accordingly.

Information about the school

St Simon Stock Catholic School is a Catholic secondary school located in Maidstone, Kent and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership (KCSP). This multi-academy trust (MAT), established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent, currently comprises of 26 academies (21 primary and 5 secondary schools).

St Simon Stock is an over-subscribed, co-educational, high achieving school with a long tradition of academic success. We have over 1100 students on roll, including over 200 in Sixth Form and a staff of almost 100.

We value all our students equally and welcome the wide variety of cultures and experiences they bring to our school.

By modelling exemplary behaviour towards each other, carrying out service to others in school, at home and in the wider community, students develop a strong work ethic and sense of personal achievement helping them to take their place in the wider world.

Our students are a credit to the values of our school, and all visitors to our school comment positively on the excellent standards of behaviour, courtesy and good nature of the students they encounter whilst spending time here at St Simon Stock Catholic School.

We are rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider and in our last denominational inspection we were graded as Outstanding.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for fostering a very caring environment and a great record for investing in staff training and development.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for these roles.

St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Smith - HR Hub
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0JP
  • Telephone: 01622 754551 x 1148
  • Email: hr@ssscs.co.uk

Fax: (01622) 691439


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.