Behaviour Support Team Member

Pay Range: Grade C - £21,984 - £25,559 pro-rata
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Part-time 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 29/11/2022

We are looking to appoint a new member of our behaviour support team to work with pastoral staff and senior staff to help support pupils who display challenging behaviours. The successful applicant will:

  • be able to work in small groups and one-to-one to deliver strategic and bespoke programmes for young people who are demonstrating challenging behaviour / vulnerability – these programmes include: consequential thinking; developing empathy and emotional intelligence; developing confidence / self-esteem; anger management
  • maintain detailed records about each session, and communicate in a timely way with the appropriate line managers
  • supervise pupils who have been isolated due to behaviour misdemeanours, and provide an intervention during that isolation to support pupils in reflecting upon their behaviour, and identifying progress steps
  • provide supervision for homework support group until 4pm

The role is a challenging and fulfilling one. The post holder will need to be a skilled communicator and be passionate about wanting all young people to be the best version of themselves.


Why Orsett Heath Academy? 

Orsett Heath Academy opened in 2020 with 120 Year 7 Pupils. We are oversubscribed in both Year 7 and Year 8. The school is currently located in purpose built accommodation at Thurrock Rugby Club, adjacent to the final school site. The school will grow to be a large community 11-16 school with 1200 pupils. We have assembled a highly motivated and able staff team and are looking for people who share our values to help us grow.



This is an exciting time to join SWECET as the Trust has recently grown to 6 schools. SWECET is a realistic and forward-thinking Trust which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • The support of an experienced Executive Headteacher;
  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A health and wellbeing package;
  • A two week October half term; and
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.

Please return your letter of application and completed form to:

 HR Department


c/o William Edwards School

Stifford Clays Road


Essex, RM16 3NJ


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring service.