We have an exciting opportunity for a Student Support & Wellbeing Manager to join the team at Oxted School. This role will develop and implement strategies to support students with personal and social problems, and liaise with colleagues to involve internal and external support agencies where necessary. Duties will also include delivering training to school staff on specialist areas such as student mental health and well-being; and providing specific support and intervention for identified students.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English & maths), or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level, together with a relevant Vocational Qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 e.g. Support Work in Schools Qualifications Level 3 (SWIS.) A counselling qualification or equivalent related to working with children and/or young people desirable. Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to build sound relationships with staff and customers are a must, together with the ability to prioritise and plan your own workload in the context of conflicting priorities. Experience of working in a similar service environment is essential.
Our reflective and skilled staff and wonderful students make Oxted School a rewarding and invigorating place to work. The inclusive community values which are so important to us mean that you will be well supported by both your colleagues and the senior leadership team. We pride ourselves on the high-quality professional development and career progression opportunities available to all our colleagues, and we work hard to ensure that staff wellbeing and workload are central to our approach. Our colleagues also thrive on their commitment to our wide range of extra-curricular activities, including being one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh centres in the country.
Oxted School is part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), and we work closely with our partner schools to share best practice and raise standards. THPT value their staff very highly, and this is reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust.
THPT can offer:
- An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation.
- Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s loyalty discount and access to discount schemes.
- Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions.
- Rewards and benefits scheme that includes loyalty and service awards.
Interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.
Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.