Student Support Officer

Gravesend, Kent
Competitive Rate
28 Apr 2021
24 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time


                              Gravesend Grammar School

Student Support Officer - Key Stage 4 (Students age 14-16)

37 hours per week, term-time only

Salary: TDET Band 7, Point 22 - £20,213 per annum (pro rata to £24,430 for a full-time post)

  • Do you have a passion for working with young people? Are you resilient, adaptable and compassionate?
  • Are you comfortable dealing empathetically with highly vulnerable young people?
  • Do you have integrity and ability to observe confidentiality?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen due to the retirement of one of our long serving Student Support Officers at Gravesend Grammar School. This position involves working in a school on the frontline of student pastoral care.

Previous experience in this role is not necessary, however experience in education, social care, health, armed forces or the police may be beneficial. The overriding factor must be personality and attributes that will allow the successful candidate to engage effectively with young people, parents and teachers.

A full job description for this post, and our application form, are obtainable from the School website

We will only consider Gravesend Grammar School application forms and will not accept CVs.

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to Jenny Lumley, HR Manager at by 09:00 on the closing date.
Close date: 09:00, Monday 24th May, 2021.
Interviews: Thursday 27th May, 2021.
Start date: Wednesday 1st September, 2021.

In usual times we welcome visits to our School, but if you would like to find out more about the school please visit our website at To ask more details about the Student Support Officer role please contact Mrs Judith West, the Headteacher’s PA by email at: .

  • The school reserves the right to close this advert early should the right candidate be found.
  • Interviews may take place before the advertised closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role.

GGS, an academy in the The Decus Educational Trust (TDET), is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff are expected to follow its policies.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS and background check. TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

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