Career Opportunity

Wellbeing & Behaviour Officer


Wellbeing & Behaviour Officer
Job Reference
Penhale Infant School
Closing Date


Employment Type
Weeks Per Year
Penhale Infant School
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
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Advert Details

Wellbeing & Behaviour Officer


Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 £22,818 - £23,713 FTE (Pro rata £14,991.77 - £15,579.79) - Please note this is subject to agreement in line with September 2022 salary increases but the amounts shown are a minimum  of what you will earn and if any changes are made they will be increases on the amount shown. 

Start date: September 2022

Contract: Permanent (32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

Closing Date: 05/09/2022

Interview: TBC


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Please note the school is now shut for the summer so we will be unable to contact candidates until September, if your circumstances change after your application or if you have any queries please contact  



We are looking for someone who has the drive, passion and skills to work at our Primary schools in Portsmouth. Our school is a friendly, welcoming place with children who are full of energy and life. Learning is at the heart of what we do and we believe that all children enjoy their time at school. 

We would like a Wellbeing & Behaviour Officer with recent experience of working within a Primary setting to join our friendly team to support the behaviour and wellbeing of students, and to promote their social emotional development and wellbeing.

The role will be primarily based at Penhale Infant School & Newbridge School but the successful candidate may on occasion be required to work at other Trust schools within Portsmouth. 


We can offer you:

  • Children and parents who will welcome you and appreciate all of your hard work
  • Support from a vast network of senior leaders and teachers within the school and our trust
  • Regular opportunity to meet and share best practice with the other schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning - proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Team of friendly, dedicated and hardworking staff and governors
  • Outstanding CPD opportunities, which also offers a great support network for our staff
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

Our children would like a Behaviour Support Officer who has:

  • Experience of working within a school environment
  • Experience of working with children who display challenging behaviour and an ability to motivate and encourage pupils.
  • Experience of resolving conflict and facilitating mediation between young people.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including pupils, staff, parents and external professionals.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative.
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.
  • Good general standard of education at level 2 or above, including L2 English and Maths
  • Knowledge of current child protection and safeguarding practice.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good ICT skills 
  • Knowledge of Exclusion from school and legal requirements in relation to vulnerable groups.

Our Trust:

We want to employ staff who are great team members. You will be passionate about learning and be happy to grasp exciting opportunities and contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our new school.

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. TSAT supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. 


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our School, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply by visiting our careers site.

To learn more about the story of our school and the role, please click on the additional links below for further information

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be found.

TSAT is committed to safe recruitment procedures and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to this post are subject to an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check.



The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Job Description - Pastoral - Wellbeing Behaviour Officer.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via