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Sixth Form Pastoral Manager - Full-time

St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5461-215S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:£25,378 / Actual Pay £22,022
  • Start Date:As soon as current employment allows
  • App Close Date:28/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC, very likely w/c 2nd October 2023


Sixth Form Pastoral Manager Vacancy

Start Date: As soon as current employment allows

37 hours per week in term time + 5 Staff Development Days/Twilight Equivalents

Working PatternMon to Thur 8am to 4pm / Fri 8am to 3.30pm

Kent Range 7 - £22,022 actual starting salary per annum (FTE £25,378)

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, hardworking and proactive individual to join our Sixth Form Team, in the role of Sixth Form Pastoral Manager.

We are looking for a caring and pro-active candidate to support our highly successful and welcoming Sixth Form Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing student welfare and behaviour, whilst promoting a sense of personal excellence in our students.

The ideal candidate will need to be a confident, professional and approachable communicator, as he/she will be liaising with external and internal stakeholders, including staff, students, parents/carers and the wider community.

The ability to work proactively and efficiently in a busy setting, identifying and meeting stakeholder needs, whilst managing a workload effectively is essential.  The successful applicant should have excellent time management skills, be able to meet deadlines, be empathetic, as well as having a flexible approach to work, as priorities could change at short notice.

This role requires a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with a range of situations.  The ability to remain calm and professional under the pressures of working in a large secondary school is vital.

Experience of working in a similar role in an educational setting, or the keenness and ability to do so, is essential. The role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with strong ICT skills; previous experience of the SIMS software package is desirable, but not essential, as training will be provided for the successful candidate. 

The ability to relate well and to show empathy to young people is essential; the successful candidate will provide ‘on duty’ first aid cover at pre-agreed times in the week.  Our First Aid Team is made up of several staff members across the school.  Full training and support will be provided for this aspect of the role.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please review the accompanying Job Description, which outlines the full expectations of this highly rewarding role.  If you would like any further information, or to arrange a tour of the school, please contact our Operations Manager, Mrs Lynn O’Neill, via the email address below.

Closing date:  Mid-day on Thursday 28th September 2023

Interview date: To be confirmed - very likely to be w/c 2nd October 2023

Please forward applications to Mrs O’Neill: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk



Information about the school

St John’s is a very successful co-ed Catholic school with over 1300 students including c.300 in our Sixth Form. We have a very strong Catholic ethos and pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming community, something that was externally recognised in our most recent Section 48 Inspection of January 2020, where we achieved ‘Outstanding Catholic School’ status. The school’s 2023 Progress 8 score of +0.33 was the sixth consecutive examination year that the school achieved a positive score on this key performance measure and a wonderful reflection of the talented and dedicated students and staff we have at the school.

This is an excellent and exciting time to join the school and be part of an enthusiastic, forward thinking and supportive team.

If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, go to our website www.stjohnscs.com and click on the Information tab to locate Job Vacancies, Recruitment Information and Monitoring forms.

Kindly complete the following forms and email them to Mrs L O'Neill (loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk): Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Consent to Obtain References Form and Staff Recruitment Online Checks Form.

St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced DBS check and an online social media profile check. This role includes specific safeguarding responsibilities, as defined in the job description. Our school’s dedicated Child Protection Policy can be viewed on our school website.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

This post will be subject to safer recruitment procedures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs L O'Neill
  • Address:St John's Catholic Comprehensive, Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JW
  • Telephone: 01474 534718
  • Email: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk


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.