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Head of Pastoral Care - Full-time

St Edmund's School Canterbury, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6050-44S
  • Posted:15/09/2021
  • Pay:£22,379-£25,461
  • Start Date:April 2022
  • App Close Date:04/10/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:7th October 2021


We are looking for an outstanding Head of Pastoral to join the Junior School Leadership team and to bring ideas from either the state maintained sector or the independent sector, so that our children can continue to thrive in all areas, not just academic.  The role is full time and year-round, which means that the successful candidate will be able to work closely with children, parents and staff during parts of the school holiday. There is no requirement for the post holder to have teaching experience, although it is imperative that they have enough evidence to showcase their outstanding relationships with pupils in a school context. As such, the Head of Pastoral is the deputy DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and works closely with the 3–18 DSL.

This is an exciting role, which will provide you with opportunities to improve the overall quality of provision at the Junior School, to work closely with all stakeholders, to be present at school events and to take part in the wider life of St Edmund’s School. You will have responsibilities in the following key areas of school leadership (please note that this role may well include aspects throughout the 3-18 nature of the school):

  • Shaping the future
  • Leading Learning and Teaching (Pastoral)
  • Developing self and working with others
  • Managing the Organisation
  • Securing Accountability
  • Strengthening Community

For further information on the role and how to apply, please see the School website and the Candidate Pack.

Information about the school

St Edmund's School is a co-educational day and boarding school with c. 570 pupils from the ages of 3 to 18. The school is officially designated “a school of religious character”.

The Pre-Prep, Junior, and Senior Schools are on the same site and are closely integrated, using the same Chapel, music and art facilities, dining hall, science laboratories and sports hall. The school prides itself on its friendly, family environment where every pupil and staff member is known and valued.

Although the majority of children are day pupils, one quarter of the school’s pupils are boarders, from a wide range of backgrounds. The school operates a five-day teaching week, but also runs a Saturday morning activities programme which is optional for Senior School day pupils. All boarders participate in both Saturday and Sunday activities programmes.

The school adjoins the University of Kent and is able to make use of many of the University's facilities: the Templeman Library, the Gulbenkian theatre and the public lectures amongst others. London’s West End is within easy reach.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sarah Hudson
  • Address:St Thomas' Hill, Canterbury , Kent , CT2 8HU
  • Telephone: 01227 475633
  • Email: sl@stedmunds.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.