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Pastoral Support Officer - Full-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-774S
  • Posted:08/05/2024
  • Pay:KR5 £20,861.91 - £21,696.71
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:31/05/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:6/7 June 2024


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Pastoral Support Officer to join our growing, dynamic and supportive school. We are looking for an individual who will support the pastoral welfare of our pupils. You will work alongside Heads of Year. You will need to communicate with a range of school staff, implement strategies and will have excellent communication skills. You will be able to engage with parents/carers.

The Pastoral Support Officer will provide support to designated Heads of Year in pastoral matters and in particular with welfare and behavioural issues, safeguarding and parental engagement. The role will also support the Attendance Officers with attendance issues within their designated year groups.

For example, this will include: group and one-to-one mentoring with pupils, contacting and meeting parents, responding to request for assistance from teachers, suggesting referrals for further support for pupils and families.

There is a team of Heads of Year on each campus, with their own SLT link.

There are also two Administrative Assistants to the Heads of Year and an Executive Assistant to the Heads of Upper School. For September 2024 we are adding to the pastoral team by recruiting a further three Pastoral Support Officers (two at Tonbridge, one at Sevenoaks) who will be non-teaching support staff that work alongside Heads of Year. 

The team supports the academic and pastoral needs of students. 


Application Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024, 9AM

Shortlist Interview Date: 6/7 June 2024


Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. As this role involves 'regulated activity' with children the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure application. Employment will be conditional upon the College being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS check and the outcome of all other checks. 

The School will also carry out a check of the Children's Barred List on the successful applicant. Applicants should be aware that it is unlawful for the School to employ anyone to work with children if they are barred from doing so, and it is a criminal offence for a person to apply to work with children if they are barred from doing so. 

This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls’ Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 2000 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success were thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre. A new science block and new English classrooms have been built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: 01732373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: 01732373500


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.