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Support Staff Vacancies

St Edmund's Catholic School, Portsmouth, 11-16 Mixed VA School.

St Edmund’s is a popular Voluntary Aided secondary school in the heart of Portsmouth and serves a wide area. It is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2016) serving a diverse population.

The school is currently recruiting for the following Support Staff vacancies:

  • Wellbeing Support Officer.  One Year Paid Placement (Undergraduate in Psychology)
  • Wellbeing (Trinity Suite) Co-Ordinator

 Wellbeing Support Officer (REF: WB24)

One Year Paid Placement (Undergraduate in Psychology)

Pay Band 4 £23,130 (25 hours: £13,554.61 Pro-Rata   30 hours: £16,265.53 Pro-Rata)

25 hours a week 8.30am to 3pm (Monday to Friday)  OR

30 hours a week 8.30am to 4pm (Monday to Friday)

Term Time Only.

To Start September 2024


We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, positive person (Undergraduate in Psychology) who has experience (or would like to gain experience of working with young people.) You should be a good listener, resilient and able to be flexible. No two days are the same! Whilst you do not need to be a Catholic, it is important to appreciate (or be willing to learn about) the distinctive nature of a Catholic education/community.

  The closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2024. However, applications are welcomed prior to this and candidates interviewed.

Wellbeing Support Officer (One Year Paid Placement) Job Application Pack (REF: WB24)

 Covering Letter Wellbeing Support Officer.pdfDownload
 Support Staff Application Form 1 Jan 23.docxDownload
 Wellbeing Support Officer Job Description.pdfDownload
 Wellbeing Support Officer One Year Paid Placement advert.docxDownload
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Wellbeing (Trinity Suite) Co-ordinator (REF: TS24)


Pay Band 6 (and development to Band 7)

£26,073 - £29,777 (Pro-Rata £23,766.65 - £27,142.88)

37 hours per week, Term Time Only + 2 Weeks over the year

Hours of Work: 8am - 4pm Monday to Thursday (8am – 3.30pm Friday)

 Start Date: September 2024


The successful candidates will be caring and enthusiastic and will have a genuine commitment to supporting the safety and welfare of pupils throughout the day.   The candidate must be educated to at least GCSE level with a Counselling qualification. 

The role is term time only with two weeks over the year.

 Great development opportunity and relevant training can be provided.

 There may be some flexibility with working hours.

 In line with Safer Recruitment guidance we DO NOT accept CV’s.


The closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th January 2024. However, applications are welcomed prior to this and candidates interviewed.

Wellbeing (Trinity Suite) Co-Ordinator Job Application Pack (REF: TS24)

 Covering Letter Wellbeing Trinity Suite Co-ordinator.pdfDownload
 Job Description Wellbeing Trinity Suite Co-ordinator.pdfDownload
 Person Specification Wellbeing Trinity Suite Co-Ordinator.pdfDownload
 Wellbeing Trinity Suite Co-Ordinator.docxDownload
 Wellbeing Trinity Suite CoOrdinator Leaflet.pdfDownload
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Completed Applications

The school is committed to safeguarding and the promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of appointment.


Please return completed applications quoting the job reference number if applicable to:

Email: recruitment@saintedmunds.org.uk

Post: c/o Headteacher, St Edmund's Catholic School, Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1RX

(Application forms may be downloaded using the links below)


Please quote the Job Reference number on any application submitted. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. In line with Safer Recruitment guidance we DO NOT accept CV's


Please ensure that ALL pages of the application form are completed, including the consent on the last page.

Thank you for interest in working at St Edmund's Catholic School.

Mr Simon Graham - Head Teacher

Support Staff Application Form

 Support Staff Application Form 1 Jan 23.docxDownload
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Useful Information

 Safeguarding Policy October 2021.pdfDownload
 Safer Recruitment Policy Jan 2021.pdfDownload
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