Foundations Pastoral Support Advisor

City of Portsmouth College
Portsmouth [Hampshire]
£20,649.88 - £20,649.88 Per Year, £20,649.88 Full time employment, Actual pay: £14,519.02
23 Jan 2023 13:50
22 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Pastoral, Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Foundations Pastoral Support Advisor

Foundations Pastoral Support Advisors

30 hours, 40 weeks a year

£20,649.88 Full time employment, Actual pay: £14,519.02


The Pastoral Support Advisors will be providing high quality pastoral support for high needs and EHCP students with a range of learning difficulties/disabilities, to include language, communication, physical, medical, mental health, emotional and/or behavioural, and sensory impairment within the foundation curriculum. The successful candidate will be required to work intensively with such students on a one-to-one basis offering them the required pastoral support.

Main responsibilities of the Foundations Pastoral Support Advisors are:

  • Provide intensive student pastoral support as required
  • Supporting students with a range of barriers to learning to access the curriculum
  • Work in partnership with teaching staff to identify and address the individual needs of students
  • To assist staff in securing the safety and welfare of students
  • To work in partnership with staff and parents to identify and address pupil concerns.
  • Maintain daily contact with assigned students – to support, assist and enable them to meet the targets set and develop the attitude and skills to meet targets with less support.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate records of the students’ progress and investigate, as appropriate, the cause of any failure to meet targets set.
  • Monitor attendance using college records and investigate the reasons for any absences
  • Regularly review students against the targets set and advise staff accordingly.
  • Work in partnership with other practitioners to deliver effective interventions and support for students and families.
  • Report student and college issues in line with the college’s policies for health and safety, child protection, behaviour management, safeguarding etc.
  • Liaising with outside agencies if directed by the Curriculum Managers / SEND Team Leaders
  • Contribute to the development of the Learning Support team by attending staff meetings and in service training as appropriate.
  • Undertake regular staff development relevant to the specific learning needs of the student(s) you are supporting.
  • Participate in relevant College quality assurance procedures, including performance management reviews.


Please refer to the attached Job Description for the complete details.


How to Apply

The closing date for the role is 22 February 2023. We will be monitoring the applications daily and reserve the right to withdraw the advert early. Please note only applications submitted through our job portal will be considered. Should you encounter any issues during the application process, please email [email protected]


About Us

The City of Portsmouth College was formed in August 2021, from the merger of Highbury College and Portsmouth College merged to form the City of Portsmouth College. Our four campuses are situated in and around Portsmouth. Each Campus provides access to learning facilities for our students. All have fantastic facilities and travel links.Our College offers vocational and academic education and training, from first-step courses to university-level foundation degrees, and specialised services for business and education in the community. We are based across four campuses’ in and around the Portsmouth area. Our courses include A Levels, vocational diplomas (BTECs), GCSEs, Foundation Degrees, Apprenticeships and unaccredited leisure courses.

Staff Benefits

  • Day one enrolment into the Teachers Pension Scheme [TPS] or Local Government Pension Scheme [LGPS] for support staff members:
    • The TPS is a Defined Benefit Scheme based on your annual pensionable earnings, re-valued each year, rather than a scheme reliant on how investments perform, so you can see what pension benefits you’ve built up and can work out how much pension you’ll receive at your chosen retirement date. for more detail go to: https://www.
    • The LGPS is a national pension scheme for people working in local government or working for other employers that participate in the scheme. for more detail go to:
    • The TPS and LGPS provide you with an income for your retirement and you can even take part of your pension as a tax-free lump sum when you retire.
    • You and your employer pay contributions towards the cost of your pension. It’s a great way to save for your future and pay a little less tax every month, as you’re taxed on your salary after your pension contribution has been taken. The TPS provides pension benefits for you and your loved ones.
  • Company Sick Pay
  • A generous holiday allowance of 23 days, increasing up to 26 days with length of service, plus 8 bank holidays and an additional 3-day Christmas closure
  • Provision of additional leave for a variety of circumstances designed to support you in your life outside of the workplace
  • Flexible working arrangements, with staff able to request flexible working arrangements from the start of their employment with us
  • An Employee Assistance Programme which offers a wide range of free and confidential advice and guidance to all staff which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Exclusive access to CoPC Rewards, our internal rewards platform that offers a wide range of discounts and instant savings across many retailers.
  • Free Onsite Car Parking 
  • Onsite Canteen facilities at our Cosham and Tangier Road Campus’ serve a wide range of drinks and food throughout the day, along with a bright and airy seating area to enjoy a coffee with colleagues or a team lunch.
  • An onsite Ofsted Registered Nursery, Honeypot. Honeypot is a 54-place nursery catering for children from birth to school age. We have three separate, bright and child-friendly rooms catering for the different needs of each age group. It's open Monday to Friday 7.30am-6pm for 51 weeks a year. In 2015 Honeypot Nursery was declared 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Their report said staff provided an 'exceptionally welcoming, attractive and stimulating environment for children
  • Use of Eden Salons at a discounted rate. Our hair and beauty salons on our Cosham Campus incorporate three purpose-designed rooms, fully equipped with everything you'd expect to find in commercial premises. Eden Salons offer a wide range of treatments carried out by students under the direct supervision of highly qualified staff
  • Use of the Gym and Fitness suite facilities at our Cosham Campus at a discounted rate. The Fitness Suite caters for people of all ability levels. You can keep fit in a friendly environment and make the most of a wide range of gym equipment designed to help weight loss and improve overall fitness. You'll be provided with a comprehensive Fitness Induction, ensuring you have the knowledge necessary to use the fitness equipment in a safe, competent manner, putting you on the way to a healthy and rewarding lifestyle.
  • Discounted Travel via First Bus
  • A massive 50% discount on travel to the Isle of Wight via Hover travel for you and your friends and family when they travel with you.

The city of Portsmouth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. The College celebrates diversity and aims to recruit a diverse range of staff.

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