Fixed Term 10 Months; Term Time
Closing Date: 11 July 2021
Haileybury is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing needs of all pupils, and staff members, so that they can thrive in our community and beyond. The opening of a dedicated Wellbeing Centre in September 2021, which will also house the school’s Counselling Service, is testament to this commitment.
The role of the Wellbeing Assistant is a new and exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in youth mental health and wellbeing. The primary responsibility of the postholder will be to support the delivery of our programme of wellbeing activities, within and beyond the Wellbeing Centre. This post will suit a new graduate, with an interest in pursuing a teaching career, or working in youth services, social care, counselling or similar.
The successful candidate will work primarily within the Wellbeing Centre supervising and running activities, and supporting pupils who visit the centre; and they will also be encouraged to contribute to the programme of assemblies, tutorials and PHSE lessons focusing on strategies for promoting positive mental health. Under the direction of the Wellbeing Centre Manager they will help to oversee the day to day running of the Centre which will house counselling rooms, common room space, a dedicated kitchen/cooking facility and a wellbeing garden.
The post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends as directed by the Deputy Head (Safeguarding and Wellbeing), throughout the year (52 weeks). Core working hours fall between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm and as required by management. The nature of a 24 hour a day, 7 days per week boarding school require staff to work flexibly and as the School is used by pupils at weekends, which are also the time most parents visit the School, there will be a requirement for the job holder to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.
To apply for the above position, please complete an application via our TES portal through this link.
Applicants should be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the specified application form has been filled in completely. Please be aware that your application form should include your full employment history and any previous employer may be approached by the School. Incomplete application forms may be returned.
Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any employment offer will be subject to the successful completion of these background screening checks. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders is enclosed.