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Pastoral Nationwide Manager

Klein Hamilton Executive Search Ltd
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18 Jan 2022

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Pastoral Nationwide Manager
This well- established charity is seeking an individual to join their Operations team. The candidate will be a self- starter, proactive, energetic and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, with experience of relevant professional pastoral leadership.
We work closely with schools to deliver the Social & Emotional Active Learning educational programme (SEAL), running 4-day residential breaks during term time to support children in developing key life skills and confidence. The team deliver bespoke SEAL content designed to enable children to better understand themselves, the world around them and their potential through practical experience and challenges.
In the past year they have expanded their suite of services to include a wide range of online workshops and a wellbeing fund. They are ambitious to maintain and build on this platform as they exit the pandemic period, taking a broader range and reach of services into the future and being accessible to Honeypot children whenever they wish, wherever they are.
The role

Do you have the drive and innovation to make the biggest difference to children's lives?
Are you an inspiring leader with a passion for children's development and well-being?
The Charity is seeking to appoint a kind and caring Pastoral Leader to champion the emotional wellbeing of children who come to their respite breaks. They are looking for a driven, knowledgeable leader who holds the highest of expectations for children and our Charity. A leader that aligns to their values (equality, empathy, honesty, responsibility, and teamwork) and intent, to support the children to be well informed of the wider society and can develop their skills and knowledge to positively contribute to society. To work as part of a team to develop and deliver strategies to improve children's welfare. To help children overcome barriers through focused interventions on securing children's social, emotional, and physical well-being. To effectively respond to the welfare support needs of children through effective work with parents, carers and other relevant agencies. This is a rewarding opportunity to be part of a strong and forward-looking team. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most.

Take a strategic lead in managing the new pastoral children's services, attendance, and safety of those children coming to us through the NHS as well as other children at Honeypot that might fall under this umbrella.
To liaise closely with Operations Manager/Director of Operations and other staff to meet the needs of the children who attend the breaks.
To liaise with key stakeholders in the NHS to identify children who are eligible to attend respite breaks.
To maintain regular contact with parents/carers of children identified, to promote positive family support and involvement.
To have full knowledge and understanding of the range of activities, courses, opportunities, and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for the children and their family.
Have an understanding of children's development and proven success of working with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
Supporting children to be able to cope and understand their parents being in hospital.
To facilitate the sharing of information between local agencies, authorities, and other outside organisations in line with GDPR.
To liaise with other pastoral leaders to share ideas and best practice.
To provide reports for SLT and attend meetings when necessary.
To maintain clear communication and provide reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes as required to feed into CEO's reports.
To challenge and motivate children, promote and reinforce self-esteem. To be responsible for developing pastoral programmes for children to take place during the breaks.
To develop a mentoring relationship with children needing support, with the aim to continue this through our online services.
Ensure safeguarding practices conform to best practice principles, standards, and government guidance.
To have the ability to be part a team to quality assure service delivery, paperwork and reviews.
Keep up to date with developments in child protection and relevant legislation.
Set and maintain standards, boundaries and rules at The Honeypot House which are child-centred, promoting the welfare of children, protecting them from harm and providing a service which is anti-discriminatory.

Ensure that all data is collated and managed in line with data protection requirement.
To develop ongoing programmes for future use and evaluate effectiveness of current wellbeing programmes.
To encourage external specialist engagement for our well-being fund, wrap around services and future development.

Lead on the development and implementation of interventions to support children with SEMH needs.
Ensure all pastoral programmes are delivered to the highest standard and in line with strategic objectives, ensuring appropriate information and data is gathered, analysed and regularly reviewed.
Manage the gathering of feedback and the evaluation of children's experience and apply the learning to service reviews and planning.
Monitor and analyse progress against agreed service/NHS objectives.

Build excellent relationships with schools, children's services, charities and the local community at all levels to maximise referrals and partnership opportunities
The duties above are neither exclusive/exhaustive.
Required to supply certified evidence of any professional qualification; Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references. Subject to a probationary period of six months.

Location: Remote Working
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum
Reporting to: Director of Operations and SLT
Job type: Permanent
Reference: AT657
Working hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday
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