This job expired on 12 July 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Support staff salary points 19 – 25 £29,777 to £33,945 (FTE) £27,533 to £31,387 (pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • hold GCSES (grade C or above) in Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications/grades), and training or qualifications related to young people’s mental health or wellbeing
  • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children
  • have excellent communication skills
  • are willing and able to work collaboratively and supportively within the school team and build effective professional working relationships with parents, staff and our wider community

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

What the school offers its staff

About the Post

Are you passionate about nurturing the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents? Are you driven to create a supportive environment where students can thrive and achieve their full potential? We are seeking a dedicated Senior Mental Health Lead to join our team at Twynham School, responsible for spearheading our efforts in fostering a culture of mental wellness among students aged 11-18. As the Senior Mental Health Lead, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to support the emotional needs of our students. Your expertise will guide initiatives aimed at promoting resilience, coping skills, and positive mental health practices throughout our school community. If you are committed to making a profound impact on the lives of young people and empowering them to flourish academically, socially, and emotionally, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special. Our sixth form is one of the largest school-based provisions on the south coast and welcomes approximately 240 students each year.

There is an energy about our Multi-Academy Trust, Twynham Learning; we are entering an exciting decade for our schools, our MAT and our community and successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • oversee the development of effective mental health and wellbeing provision in line with the government guidance for Senior Mental Health Leads.
  • be the pastoral leader for Twynham Sixth Form, directly supporting post-16 students to enhance their emotional health and wellbeing
  • be the point of contact for a range of outside agencies related to young people’s mental health and wellbeing e.g. CAMHs
  • act as one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (‘DDSL’) for the school, maintaining Level 3 Safeguarding Training and contributing to the safeguarding and welfare of the students

What we can offer you

  • An opportunity to work with wonderful children and their families
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast

Further details about the role

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown on 01202495716 or email us at recruitment@twynhamlearning.com

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to: recruitment@twynhamlearning.com

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here: www.twynhamlearning.com/187/staff-vacancies

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th July at 8am.

Commitment to safeguarding

We value diversity and inclusiveness. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities. We don't discriminate on age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/nationality, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. We'll only consider people who can evidence their right to work in the UK. We're committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes to safeguard children. We undertake enhanced criminal records checks before appointment. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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About Twynham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1771 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Twynham School is an exceptionally special place; a school which believes in the unlimited potential of every child, where people are valued above all and ultimately a place where every child can be successful. Our long-tradition of success is built on two vital pillars; high quality teaching and learning and, most importantly, the value we place on the very special relationships between students and staff.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@twynhamlearning.com.

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