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Family Support Worker

Castle Mead Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
LG Band 7, Point 19 - 22 £28,044 - £30,659 actual
Start Date
As soon as possible
7th July 2022 12:00 PM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1249318

Family Support Worker

Location: Leicester, city centre.
Closing Date: 7th July, 12 noon
Interviews: July 2022
Position Start Date: ASAP
Salary: LG Band 7, Point 19 - 22 (£28,044 - £30,659 pro rata) (£29,461 - £32,208 FTE)

A unique opportunity for dedicated and enthusiastic pastoral support worker to join the team at Castle Mead Academy, as part of The Mead Educational Trust.

In August 2019, Castle Mead Academy, a non-selective secondary school, opened its doors and welcomed our first year 7 cohort. Since then, we have never looked back! By 2024, our eight-form entry school will be at capacity with a cohort of 1200 scholars. Building on the success of Rushey Mead Academy, Castle Mead will make available in the heart of Leicester a standard of education matching the very best schools in the country so that every scholar leaves us with high value academic qualifications and wider positive dispositions to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.

The opportunity to work in a growing school, is like no other. When you start a school from scratch like we have, it is a golden opportunity to put in place all of the amazing things you have heard and read about from the best schools in the land – but in one place, here in Leicester! As we now cross into our next chapter, having recently just moved into our new state-of-the-art school building, join us and help to build a genuine legacy of your own, alongside colleagues who are aligned in their values.

We are recruiting a team of like-minded experts to help realise our vision and “Grow a Community of Excellence.” This is a rare opportunity, so as we challenge convention, lead without preconception and are unapologetically ambitious on behalf of our scholars.

We are recruiting our first Family Support Worker. This is an opportunity for an experienced pastoral support worker who is:

  • wanting to work with our scholars and uphold the ethos, expectations and standards of the academy;
  • is seeking to make a genuine difference to the welfare of identified scholars;
  • willing to learn from the expertise of, and share expertise with, other colleagues in the Pastoral Care Team;
  • wanting to grow as a leader in a growing school.
  • wants to join us in our new £37m building, on the picturesque riverside!

If you are ambitious, persistent and open-minded, with a genuine passion for learning and young people, then we want to hear from you. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the Principal and other Senior Leaders to develop provision and practice year by year as our school grows.

Yes, we seek someone who has a genuine moral purpose and belief that everyone is capable of excellence. We seek a colleague to join us to bring a no excuses approach, to ensure every child has the very best offer that they deserve.

We know that carefully considering the way we do things and how this impacts on our school culture is of paramount importance.

To apply, please submit your application by Thursday 7th July. For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact Kirsty Gunn, Office Manager (full details can be found in the candidate pack).


Safeguarding Statement:

Castle Mead Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Castle Mead Academy

Castle Mead Academy

Part of The Mead Educational Trust

The Mead Educational Trust