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Wellbeing and Pastoral Practitioner, English National Ballet School

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Job Summary

We are looking to appoint a Wellbeing and Pastoral Practitioner; this role will provide pastoral support to the student cohort, working closely with and reporting to the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding to ensure our students' welfare is at the centre of day-to-day life at the School.

Job Description

English National Ballet School, the official school of English National Ballet, is a specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. We transform talented young dancers into world-class performers over a three-year programme validated by Trinity College, London. This role is 32 hours a week student facing.

This key role provides pastoral support to the student cohort, working closely with and reporting to the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding to ensure our students' welfare is at the centre of day-to-day life at the School. The wellbeing and safety of our students is our priority; the Wellbeing and Pastoral Practitioner will be the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, working alongside the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding to support our student's mental wellbeing. This role supports student needs beyond their academic achievements by providing separate and impartial pastoral support and upholding best safeguarding practices at all levels of the organisation.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Good interpersonal skills and experience of working in the education sector and with young people.
  • Experience of handling confidential issues with tact and discretion
  • Experience in dealing with student safeguarding issues.
  • Excellent at developing professional and trusted relationships with young people and families from a range of different backgrounds.
  • Experience of working to support the wellbeing of students.
  • An ability to work as a member of a team, manage workload and assist in problem solving.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good knowledge of Windows PC systems and Microsoft Office programs

Please find a full description in the link below:

https://www.enbschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/ENBS-Wellbeing-and-Pastoral-Practicioner-.pdf - ENBS-Wellbeing-and-Pastoral-Practicioner-.pdf (enbschool.org.uk)

Job Requirements

(E = Essential, D = Desirable)

Previous experience of working in the education sector and with young people. E

Effective and proactive team player with the skills to work with Senior Management and artistic staff within the School, students, parents, and members of the public (DBS checked) E

Experience of handling confidential issues with tact and discretion E

Experience in dealing with student safeguarding issues. E

Recent Safeguarding training. E

Excellent at developing professional and trusted relationships with young people and families from a range of different backgrounds. E

Experience of working to support the wellbeing of students E

Prioritising of own workload and time management E

Previous experience of working with administrative systems D

Previous experience of working in an arts/dance organisation D

Experience implementing counselling or coaching skills D

Educated to degree level D

Excellent communication and administrative skills E

Job Responsibilities

Build a trusted relationship with the young people at ENBS

Providing comprehensive pastoral care and support for Senior School students, serving as an approachable point of contact for any concerns throughout their time at the School.

As the DDSL support the DSL and Senior Management Team in developing and establishing ENBS' safeguarding approach and practice.

Liaising with the Course Administrator on student attendance to identify and address any welfare issues, supporting student needs when attendance issues arise.

Monitoring at-risk students for pastoral and academic support in collaboration with the Course Administrator, review their progress with the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding, develop individual action plans, and communicate these to Tutors and Parents.

Assisting the Head of Wellbeing and Safeguarding with the relevant Board subcommittee, including taking minutes and preparing papers for effective circulation.

Overseeing the School's SEND register.

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How to Apply

Candidates are invited to complete the application form
on our website. If you are disabled and wish to submit your application in a different format, please contact recruitment@enbschool.org.uk.

Please also complete our separate Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Applicants must have UK work authorisation.

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