March 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking a strong pastoral leader to join our Heads of Year team and be responsible for the care of the young people within a specified year group.
£35,650 - £38,354
Working Pattern
Full Time • Permanent
Closing Date
April 17, 2023


Can you provide support and guidance to our students and their families?

We are seeking a strong pastoral leader to join our Heads of Year team and be responsible for the care of the young people within a specified year group. If you have experience in working with young people and their families from a diverse range of backgrounds and are passionate about well-being and mental health, this is the role for you.  ​​​​​​​

The role

This is an important role securing a complementary service to teachers and other pastoral staff, addressing the needs of students that require support to overcome barriers that impact on their learning both inside and outside of school.

​​​​​​​You will:

  • Be the safeguarding lead for a year group and ensure good communication between families, other professionals, and the school
  • Rigorously monitor the attendance and behaviour of the students to ensure a school-based action plan is in place to support the most vulnerable
  • Develop the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of students in collaboration with external agencies

The person

We are looking for a pastoral leader who is highly organised, resilient, and compassionate. To succeed in this role:

You will have:

  • Qualifications relating to mental health, wellbeing or child development
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of and competence against the 9 domains of the Professional Capability Framework at social work level
  • The ability to develop and establish effective, collaborative partnerships and networks to promote appropriate information sharing

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more information.

The St Leonards Academy

Here at The St Leonards Academy, we have a clear vision of what creates successful learners. And we know how to implement it.

Our students are enthusiastic about learning because we make sure we supply excellent teaching and exceptional pastoral care.

As well as focussing on academic achievement we are equally committed to the improvement of our students' character through the promotion of our five virtues of kindness, respect, honesty, resilience and self-discipline.

They have opportunities galore to develop these virtues through our personal development curriculum and our enrichment programme that offers everything from rock-climbing to formal debating. Above all, they take pride in themselves, their school, and their learning.

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We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits. These include:

  • Automatic annual pay increments
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression
  • A strong commitment to your health & wellbeing including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day 1, and Employee Assistance programme
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  • ​​​​​​​Our salaries are aligned to the Real Living Wage, ensuring all our support staff are paid a minimum of £10.90 per hour.​​​​​​​
  • Take a closer look: Work with us - Brighton Academies Trust​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​We are proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust; a family of infant, primary and secondary schools based in Sussex.

Working Together, Delivering Excellence, Achieving Ambitions, and Nurturing Potential are the values that guide us. Our mission is to ‘inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best’ so we positively impact our communities we serve. We aim to create a vibrant, inclusive community, transforming lives and broadening horizons through excellent teaching and learning.  Please visit: Home - Brighton Academies Trust

​​​​​​​The University of Brighton is the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Close connection with the university allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits our academies and our pupils.

Closing date: ​​​​​​​17 April 2023

Interview date: Week commencing 24 April 2023

Find out more

​​​​​To arrange an informal discussion or if you would like to arrange a visit to the academy, please contact Gail Ferguson, Academy Administration Manager on 01424 448740 or

Please apply today. A helpful guide to completing your application is available here: Guidance on your application

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.