Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - Working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4pm, term time plus 3 Inset days.

Contract type


Actual salary

G7 pro rata, actual salary £23,940 to £27,019 pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

Bedford is looking for an experienced and dedicated Personal Development Support Officer within the Aspirations Centre.

The Aspirations Centre is a nurturing department within the school. Where individuals are celebrated and supported to develop their unique potential and are given a fresh start every day. The team deliver targeted and personalised interventions to individual students and whole groups, removing barriers to learning of vulnerable students to ensure that they make relevant progress.

We are looking to expand our experienced and child centred team, who are passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable young people with Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. To use personalised approaches to help pupils achieve their potential. To help us grow our whole school intervention approach.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting time. Bedford High School is a mixed comprehensive school, which was judged “good” by Ofsted in 2018. The school is now full throughout KS3 and KS4 with a waiting list of families.

Our school is based over 2 sites with excellent facilities which include our 3G pitch, beautiful green outside space, dedicated outside classroom and large Bistro food court area, onsite gym and second food court area. We are also expanding our English classrooms which will be completed by Spring 2023. Our inclusive values drive our vision and ethos across all stakeholder groups. Positive student/staff relationships, which are based on mutual respect embedding our SPIRIT ethos of Strive, Perseverance, Independence, Respect, Integrity and Tolerance are a key strength of our school. Student and staff voice are used across our school to help inform decisions and shape our school development plans.

Our staff wellbeing is at our heart.

We are:

  • Membership to Greater Manchester Pension fund
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Committed Wellbeing Team and fully trained staff Mental Wellbeing First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Staff rewards
  • Gym facilities
  • A popular community school.
  • An inclusive school whose pupils constantly aim high.
  • A team of highly experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and learning.
  • Committed to personal and professional development.
  • Offering a high-quality learning environment.
  • A school where relationships are positive.
  • Determined to become an Outstanding school.

Commitment to safeguarding

All offers of employment are conditional subject to all satisfactory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), appropriate overseas checks, medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the school. In line with recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance (2022) (para 220) we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence for all shortlisted candidates.When completing application forms all candidates must provide a full employment history and any gaps to be clearly identified. At Bedford High School safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Applying for the job

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About Bedford High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1059 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01942 909009

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