Non-Teaching Assistant Head of Year

Non-Teaching Assistant Head of Year

Starting September 2022

(Salary Scale 5 Point 8 – 11)

Job Description

The Sweyne Park School is the lead school in the Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 0 – 19 educational experience for the local community.  The successful applicant will have experience of working with children, as well as the ability to work in a busy environment with conflicting priorities, to manage their time effectively, and have an eye for detail.

Responsibilities include:

Supporting the Head of Year in all aspects of pastoral care.

Skills include:

  • Experience of working in a busy and, at times, pressured, environment.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office/Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong organisational skills-ability to be proactive and prioritise work
  • Understanding of the need to comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality and data protection
  • Understanding of Safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships with pupils, parents, colleagues and external links
  • Effective oral communication skills – able to exchange complex information clearly and sensitively


Personal skills include:

  • The ability to work both independently, and as part of a team.
  • The ability to adapt to change, respond positively to challenges, and a willingness to learn.
  • An understanding of the need for tact, sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality at all times.
  • A willingness to be flexible with all reasonable requests relating to the role.
  • Resilience and a sense of humour.

Working Hours

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday for 39 weeks of the year, with 30 minutes for lunch.  These are normal school days (term time) and training days.  Holidays would be expected to be taken during school holidays.  There is a smart dress code for staff.


Pay is equivalent to £20,493 – £21,748 pa.  As the role is during term time only, this equates to £17,490 – £18,561 pro rata.


If you have the requisite skills and experience to meet our criteria, we would look forward to receiving your application.  To obtain further information please contact Kerry Wilby on 01268 784721 or via email at


The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022

 We reserve the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date for applications in the event that a suitable candidate is identified and appointed before that date.

We will be holding our annual Open Evening on Tuesday 27th September 2022