Pastoral and Behaviour Manager

Pay Range: Grade E (£27,039 - £33,064 p.a)
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Contract Type: 37 hours / 38 weeks per year
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/04/2022

As the new Orsett Heath Academy continues to grow, we are looking to recruit a talented individual to help us establish and shape the pastoral support department ahead of our move into our new £27m building during the 2022/23 academic year.  The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young people and for assisting them overcome their personal or behavioural issues which are often a barrier to pupils achieving their full potential. It is likely that the successful applicant will already have experience of working in a school or college setting. This is an exciting opportunity for the post-holder to work closely with senior staff to help shape our pupil support provision as it grows. In time, it is envisaged that the pastoral team and the behaviour team will become two distinct but overlapping teams. However, in the early years of the school’s development, these areas will be merged and the successful applicant will have a key role in planning for this growth.

Applicants will be determined to achieve the highest standards of care and support for the students and will be keen to play a key role in the growth of a new and growing school. There will be a number of career development opportunities as the school grows. If you have energy and passion for your subject and would like to join a unique school with a dynamic and collaborative team, then we look forward to hearing from you.

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. During 2022/23 we will move to our new school building. 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:

  • Competitive salaries with a defined benefit pension scheme
  • Personalised CPD plan supporting your professional development and career progression in an expanding Trust.
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school
  • Relocation package including up to 6 months’ free accommodation
  • Two week October half term

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to discuss the school and the role with the Head of School or Executive Headteacher or visit the school, please email [email protected].

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.

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