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Pastoral Liaison

Contract TypeTERM TIME ONLY*
Salary£8,557 pa
Start DateSeptember 2022
Closing Date30th June 2022
We are looking to appoint a Pastoral Liaison to work alongside the other boarding house staff at Tring Park School.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the UK’s leading vocational and academic schools, situated in glorious countryside just half an hour from London. Working with 360 boarding and day pupils, aged 7 to 19, you will join a dedicated and supportive staff team within a school that offers the advantage of small classes with talented and committed students and strong public examination results.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free school lunches during term time, free onsite parking and enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.

About the role

The Pastoral Liaison is responsible for the welfare, health, pastoral care and safety of all pupils during the evenings, in accordance with the School’s policies and guidelines. The successful candidate will work as a team member of house staff and help to maintain a happy, safe and positive atmosphere that is conducive to pupils living and working together in harmony, helping foster a sense of house identity and spirit.

This role is required 7pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, to return on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm on Exeat and half term weekends, term time only.

Main Duties

Boarding House

Liaise with and provide support to the SHM and HM for the efficient running of the house in the evenings in consultation with the Pastoral Manager and the Deputy Principal.

Medical

Liaise with the school’s medical staff to ensure the correct care and welfare of the pupils. Basic first aid training is provided unless a qualification is already held.

Pastoral Care

The care of the individual pupil: sympathetic, caring, responsible and patient understanding of the age group.

House Staff

The LI is an integral member of a team of house staff, supporting the SHM in creating a cohesive and harmonious team, and assisting with a range of house duties in consultation with the SHM or HM.

Duties & Presence

  • Help to maintain a welcoming, tidy and homely atmosphere in the evenings.
  • Monitor behaviour and deal appropriately with any disciplinary issues.
  • Uphold standards of dress, general appearance and personal hygiene.
  • Ensure that there is an appropriate working atmosphere during prep and assist with prep where possible.
  • Maintain an orderly bedtime routine.
  • Help to deal with emergencies of any kind, including escorting pupils to hospital where required.
  • Help to maintain pastoral records of pupils and other relevant administrative house tasks.
  • Be a visible presence in the house and available to the pupils for both formal and informal contact during the evenings, maintaining appropriate boundaries at all times..
  • The LI is on duty from 7pm-11pm Monday-Friday. No overnight duties are involved.
  • Cover additional duties as required such as prep, extra—curricular activities and special occasions, maintaining punctuality.

Parents

Liaise and foster good relationships with parents, in consultation with the SHM, Pastoral Manager or Deputy Principal.

Health & Safety

Share responsibility for all aspects of safety as directly related to the boarding house.

Extraneous Duties

The undertaking of any reasonable additional duties at the request of the Deputy Principal or Principal.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Experience of working with children and an understanding of the needs of children in a boarding environment.
  • A sound understanding of child protection and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding.
  • Proven strong communication skills with both adults and young people.
  • A high degree of confidentiality and punctuality.
  • Genuine enthusiasm and the ability to work well within a wider team, maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills.
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • High levels of motivation, patience, diplomacy and creativity.
  • A sense of humour.

Desirable

  • First Aid qualification

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Step 1. Complete Application Form

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Step 2. Apply via email

If you would like to apply for this role, please email us the Application Form along with a cover letter.

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Tring Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration form relating to any criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. For information on how we will use your personal information during the recruitment process, please see the Staff Privacy Notice.