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College Manager - Pastoral Team

Beech Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1JR
Swindon Academy
Full Time
£27,253 per annum
24th November 2022
Start Date
9th January 2023
6th January 2023 12:00 AM
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9th January 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1290129

Job title:              College Manager

School:                Swindon Academy

Contract type:    Permanent

Start date:          January 2023

Salary:                £27,253 per annum


Swindon Academy is looking to appoint a College Manager to join our highly experienced team of non-teaching pastoral support staff within the secondary phase of the school.

The secondary phase is organised into four Colleges (Bath, Cambridge, Imperial, and Warwick). The pupils in each College are overseen by their College Leader (a member of the teaching staff) who works in partnership with the College Manager (a non-teaching member of support staff). No two days are the same in this varied role. You might be be meeting with parents and carers to discuss their child’s learning, supporting pupils who have been removed from class or taking part in a multi-agency meeting.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people who face challenges, this could be the role for you. If you enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment we would encourage you to apply for this role.

This role is a full-time role with working hours being 40 hours per week, during term time, with the residual 182.5 hours to be worked in holiday periods or as extra hours as required.


The ideal candidate will have experience within the education, social services, or the welfare sector. Experience of working with students in a pastoral role is desirable, but not essential.

Awareness of Early Help, Multi Agency working, Safeguarding and Child Protection are important and any formal training in Child Protection is highly desirable.

You should have GCSE Grade 5 (C)or equivalent in English and Maths. You should be proficient in the use of IT to include email and Office applications. (e.g. Word, Excel)


At Swindon Academy, we have a team of staff who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to providing the very best teaching and learning for our students. Staff across the academy set a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement for students which, in turn, is reflected in the emphasis we place on continuing professional development (CPD) for our staff.

We have made significant, sustained progress at GCSE and are proud to be the top performing school in Swindon for progress at GCSE over the last six years.

After a visit from Ofsted in June 2022, the academy continues to be a ‘Good’ school in all aspects of the inspection framework. Inspectors who visited the school noted that, “Warm, caring relationships are at the heart of the way that staff work with pupils.”

United Learning

We are part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

Safeguarding Statement:

Swindon 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.