Pastoral Manager - Learning and Behaviour (maternity cover, expected to last to June 2021)


James Brindley Academy, Dovedale, but may be required to work at other sites of the academy

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 36.5 hours plus banked hours (5 days working throughout the summer holidays)


Grade 4; scp 29 - 37; £26,999pa to £33,799pa plus TA SEN £1,507pa


James Brindley Academy is looking for a tenacious Pastoral Manager who has experience working with children, young people and families. At James Brindley, we provide education for children and young people whilst they are in hospital or are unable to attend their mainstream school due to medical conditions or special educational needs. We teach across 10 sites including teaching centres and hospitals in Birmingham. Dovedale is a 81 placement provision for young people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) from upper KS2 (years 5 & 6), KS3 and KS4. All young people that attend Dovedale have an Education, Health and Care Plan and are referred via the Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Service.  Many of our young people have co-existing conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s Syndrome, attachment disorders and other social, emotional and mental health needs. Young people are taught in classes of up to nine with a teacher and a teaching assistant. 

The purpose of the role is to work in partnership with centre leaders, classroom-based staff, parents, young people and other professionals to address barriers to learning and ensure that all young people are able to engage with education. This will involve working closely with young people to ensure they are accessing lessons and if this is not possible, working with others to develop creative and innovative strategies to improve access to education. Timely and accurate record keeping is a vital part of this job role as are excellent communication and record keeping skills. You will have working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice as well as the ability to implement early help strategies.  Degree or higher level qualification relevant to working with young people is also essential. 

For further details please download the Job Description and Person Specification from the links below.


Closing Date for Applications:

Midday 2nd April 2020


24th April 2020

Start date:

June 2020

Completed application forms should be submitted to


James Brindley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this. Please be aware that this post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check and any offer of employment is made conditional of this.  You will also be required to register and pay for the DBS update service and ensure that documentary evidence is produced to ensure annual compliance and updates.  You will also be required to provide written consent for the employer to access this information at any time.



This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.