Assistant Head Pastoral and Wellbeing

Closing Date: 3 May 2024
Telephone: 01371 822622
Salary: Competitive
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Felsted Prep School
IAPS Preparatory School for Boys and Girls (4 to 13 years)
Permanent | Full Time | Commence September 2024
(January 2025 Start considered for the right candidate)

Are you ready to make a real impact?

Felsted Prep School is on the lookout for a dynamic and forward-thinking Assistant Head of Pastoral and Wellbeing. We are actively looking for an exceptional leader in caring for our students who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. If you’re brimming with fresh ideas and a passion for creating a supportive and inclusive community that fosters belonging, this could be your perfect fit.

In our fast-paced environment, we need someone who thrives on challenge and collaboration. As our Assistant Head of Pastoral and Wellbeing, you’ll be the driving force behind ensuring every student reaches their full potential. Your strategic mindset and proactive problem-solving skills will be put to the test as you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of education at Felsted.

Drawing on your background in pastoral leadership, you’ll provide unwavering support to our students, working closely with external agencies and our Prep School Leadership Team (PLT) to deliver consistent outstanding pastoral care.

But it doesn’t stop there! As a valued member of our PLT, you’ll bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to the table, fostering an environment where constructive dialogue leads to creative solutions. And let’s not forget about the importance of a sense of humour and empathy – they’re essential ingredients in our recipe for success.

Here, teamwork isn’t just a buzzword – it’s the cornerstone of everything we do. We’re all about sharing ideas and best practices to deliver exceptional learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. So, if you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into co-curricular activities, including boarding, sports, and activity programs, we want to hear from you.

Join us on our mission to build character and make a difference. Apply now and let’s create something extraordinary together. Good luck!

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Teaching Status
  • Previous experience in a leadership role within a school or community setting.
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with students, staff, and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to inspire and empower others in a multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies related to safeguarding, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications are welcomed from those able to bring experience from different education settings to the role and for the right candidate, a January 2025 start will be considered.

Further information can be found on our website and within the job description.

Benefits include free parking; contributory pension scheme; subsidised membership to the School’s healthcare scheme with BUPA; free lunch on full days worked; ; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect, an online platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 3rd May at 9:00am
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by: Monday 6th May
First round interviews will be held on: Tuesday 14th May
Final round Interviews will be held during the week beginning: Monday 20th May

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’.  Please note, it is an offence to apply for this position if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.