Behaviour Support Officer

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Type of Position:Support staff - Permanent
School:Twynham School
Salary:£19,297 to £20,374 (pro rata)
Start Date:January 2023
Closing Date: 9th December at noon

Start date

January 2023

Contract term


Working hours

Full-time – 37 hours per week

Weeks per year

Term-time + 1 week in the school holidays


Grade 6

Salary range

(per annum)

Support staff salary points 6 to 9 £21,968 to £23,194 (FTE)

£19,297 to £20,374 (pro rata)


Twynham School

Reports to

Assistant Headteacher


About the Post

We are looking to appoint a value-driven and aspirational colleague to join our pastoral team. Our Behaviour Support Officer is central to the range of support we offer students who may be finding school challenging for a range of reasons. We are an inclusive school and believe that every child deserves the very best education and pastoral care possible in order for them to succeed.

This role works closely alongside our Heads of Year and Student Support Team providing operational support for our “learn and behave” facility as well as opportunities to work with individual students. It is expected that there will be career-development opportunities within the role as we seek to respond positively to the national challenges facing schools currently.

What we can offer you

  • Work alongside a values-driven team with a vision for high-quality, inclusive education
  • Strong support systems and structures and a highly supportive and visible leadership team
  • An opportunity to work within a heavily oversubscribed and well-regarded school
  • The chance to shape and develop the role with significant responsbility
  • Working with some of the best young people you could ever come across!
  • Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Provide day-to-day operational management of the school “learn and behave” facility
  • Support students who present with challenging behaviour to access their education
  • Assist with the day-to-day management of the ‘on-call’ and detention system
  • On occasions, work one to one with individual students as a mentor
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

You are likely to be someone who has or has the potential to have:

  • A belief in the potential of all young people
  • An understanding of the principles of child development, in particular potential barriers to learning
  • An ability to build relationships with children and in particular motivate children to engage in their learning
  • Experience of an understanding of de-escalating situations and making quick decisions about triaging situations.
  • The ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including other professional colleagues and parents.

You will also be keen to live our Twynham Learning employee values which are:

  • Aim high
  • Keep improving
  • Don’t leave anyone behind
  • See the bigger picture

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please email us at

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to:  

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here:

The closing date is Friday 9th December 2022 at Noon. Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.


Twynham Learning values diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination and promote diversity throughout our whole workforce. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities to all job applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability status, gender reassignment, marital/partnership status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/national origin, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children

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