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Pastoral Support Assistant
  • Employer: Skills for Life Trust
  • Reference: WGS/22/219996
  • Published: Wed 21/12/2022, 15:07 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/01/2023, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 33 hours per week
  • Salary: NJC Grade 2 point 4-11 £15,802 - £17,983 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent , Kent

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Pastoral Support Assistant


NJC Grade 2 point 4-11 £15,802 - £17,983 per annum

(£21,189 - £24,054 per annum FTE)

Hours: 33 hours per week, Term Time Only (38 weeks)

Location: Walderslade Girls’ School

Walderslade Girls’ School are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Assistant to join their team supporting students.  We are looking for someone who can provide high quality interventions, ensuring all well-being, pastoral and academic needs are met.  The successful applicant will also support with the safeguarding and positive well-being of pupils in school.  We welcome applications from candidates who have experience of liaising with families to support pupils in school regarding attendance, well-being and progress and of providing high quality care and nurture.

Walderslade Girls’ School is part of the Skills for Life Trust. The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions. As part of the Skills for Life Trust you will be involved in collaborative working across the primary and secondary settings.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Secure car parking
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out this video for more information about Walderslade Girls’ School:

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861596 ext: 336 or email who can arrange this for you.

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.

In accordance with the statutory guidance laid out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 para 221 we will undertake an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of the due diligence checks. These searches are necessary for the Trust to meet its statutory/ safeguarding obligations and to uphold the reputation of the Trust.  

The online searches the Trust may carry out includes searches of internet search engines, websites and social media platforms. Applicants are not required to provide account passwords or grant the school access to private social media accounts.  

In carrying out online searches, the Trust will be looking for publicly available information about the applicant that may be relevant to their suitability to work with children and/or may have an impact on the Trust’s reputation.           

Where possible, this check will be conducted by someone not involved with the interview process. Any pertinent information found will be passed to the interview panel and may be discussed with the candidate at interview stage.  

The information generated from online searches, notes of the shortlisting panel and details of the scoring will be retained for six months from the appointment date in line with the Trust’s document retention schedule. Documents will be securely disposed of.

For more information on the Skills for Life Trust and our current vacancies, please visit our website:

Closing Date: 16th January 2023.  We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.