Pastoral Manager Job Vacancy

PASTORAL MANAGER Job Reference XS 8.1a

Dorset Grade 8 Scale Point 12-20 (£11.50 – £13.47 per hour)

35 hours per week

Term time only plus 5 staff training days


A non-teaching member of staff is needed to manage the attendance, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding for a year group. The successful candidate will work alongside and support our existing teaching Heads of Year, Heads of House and SLT link as we continue to support all students to achieve their best academic outcomes, whilst dealing with the many diverse issues that arise in a school. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Recording and dealing with safeguarding concerns
  • Working with students with complex social and emotional needs
  • Responding to behaviour incidents, collecting statements and speaking to students, managing the report card system
  • Checking attendance for the year group is accurate on G4S and making referrals to the attendance service for students of concern
  • Responding to parental concerns within 24 hours
  • Being available for multiagency work
  • Organising drop in sessions for other agencies in school and making appointments for students in your year
  • Proactive support of student needs

You will be:

  • Experienced in working with a variety of external agencies
  • Experienced in dealing with child protection and child in need processes
  • Experienced in working as a pastoral/behaviour support manager/worker
  • Conversant with safeguarding procedures
  • Conversant with attendance procedures
  • Committed to raising standards of achievement
  • Able to work constructively as part of a team
  • Able to organise, lead and motivate others
  • Able to prioritise work and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Able to liaise with staff, students, parents and external agencies in a calm, sensitive and confident manner.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply Now’ on the Dorset for You website or alternatively an Application Form is available on our website – please follow the link to Job Vacancies.  Completed Application Forms from our website should be sent to

Closing date: midnight Sunday 13th June 2021

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

Ferndown Upper School values the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job Specification: Pastoral Manager

Reports to: Deputy Headteacher

Main Job Purpose

A non-teaching full time role to provide professional pastoral care to support the welfare and progress of students at Ferndown Upper School, working as part of a team liasing with staff, parents and external agencies.

 Main Responsibilities and Duties

  1. To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students, raising concerns as appropriate.
  • To lead pastoral support and work in partnership with Head of Year to support the welfare of all students in the year group.
  • To have professional, firm and caring relationship with students and parents.
  • To use data to monitor and intervene appropriately for attendance, behaviour and progress.
  • To build professional staff relationships and with external agencies.
  • First point of contact and liaison between families and other agencies e.g. Children’s Services and Child Health.  Deal with queries and problems in relation to students.
  • To be friendly, helpful and welcoming to parents and other visitors making contact with school.
  • Good role model to students.
  • To maintain an appropriate and professional distance with students in more informal situations.
  1. Implement behaviour policy and deal with student behaviour issues, including gathering of statements following an incident.
  1. Deal with correspondence in relation to student welfare and behaviour.  To file student information (electronically and paper). Record information on student welfare and attendance.
  1. Monitoring attendance and punctuality and ensuring appropriate coding.
  1. Attend regular meetings (as appropriate).
  1. To use appropriate intervention and support to support welfare and progress.
  1. To provide advice to students relating to their social, health, hygiene and emotional development needs.

Knowledge & Skills

Relevant previous office and supervisory experience is required and the appropriate qualification (minimum NVQ level 3 in Administration or minimum of 5 GCSE’s (A*-C grades) or equivalent vocational qualification. Relevant pastoral and safeguarding qualifications.

Supervision & Management

The postholder will often be required to work without direct supervision. Supervision will be present where necessary.

Problem Solving and Creativity

Deal with problems regarding workload, allocation of work of the year group. Guidance would be sought of the Head of Year.

Key Contacts & Relationships

Daily contact by telephone/face to face with Headteacher/Staff/Pupils/Parents and other visitors to the school.

Decision Making

To make appropriate decisions regarding students on a daily basis on a reactive and proactive basis.


General Office equipment (e.g. Word Processor, photocopier, telephone) Nov2019/JLT