• Location: SWANSEA, Swansea, SA2 9EB
  • Subject: Pastoral Support Officer
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £22,658 - £24,665
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 26 January, 2023 11:59 PM

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Pastoral Coach

Pastoral Coach

Gower College Swansea
An exciting opportunity has come up to work supporting learners in a new way. We are seeking to appoint an highly organised, experienced individual to join our very busy Learning Area Team in providing pastoral coaching for learners and support for personal tutors.

Your main area of responsibility is to proactively work with learners and college tutors to improve attendance, retention and attainment and address general behaviour issues, with a key responsibility of checking and reporting on learner attendance.

You will also work alongside other support services to provide a creative flexible extra curriculum offer which will be tailored for learners needs.

You will hold or be working towards a degree or level 4 qualification and have 5 GCSEs grade C or equivalent. You must also be prepared to work towards a peer mentoring qualification.

You will need excellent organisation and problem solving skills, the ability to work flexibly under pressure, as well as excellent attention to detail.

Past experience of working with young people will be required, as well as experience of arranging activities and presenting.

In addition, you will need to demonstrate excellent I.T. and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively both internally and externally with stakeholders both in person and virtually.

Flexibility is essential to work across different College sites and on weekends and evenings when necessary.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will be treated no less favourably than applications submitted in English. Gower College Swansea recognises the importance of delivering its services in Welsh and recognises the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate good Welsh Language skills.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).

28 days holiday, plus 5 closure days and 8 bank holidays, Local Government Pension scheme, a range of employee benefits including salary sacrifice schemes, staff discounts and free parking