£36,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Pastoral Nationwide Manager- The Honeypot Children’s Charity

We are seeking an individual to join our Operations team, someone to champion the emotional wellbeing of children who come to their respite breaks. You will be a self- starter, proactive, energetic, and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, with experience of relevant professional pastoral leadership.

We work closely with schools to deliver the Social & Emotional Active Learning educational programme (SEAL), running 4-day residential breaks during term time to support children in developing key life skills and confidence. 

In the past year we have expanded our suite of services to include a wide range of online workshops and a wellbeing fund.  We are ambitious to maintain and build on this platform as we transition througth the pandemic period, taking a broader range and reach of services into the future and being accessible to Honeypot children whenever they wish, wherever they are. 

The role

  • Do you have the drive and innovation to make the biggest difference to children’s lives? 
  • Are you an inspiring leader with a passion for children’s development and well-being?

A leader that aligns to their values (equality, empathy, honesty, responsibility, and teamwork) and intent; to work as part of a team to develop and deliver strategies to improve children’s welfare.  To help children overcome barriers through focused interventions on securing children’s social, emotional, and physical well-being.  To effectively respond to the welfare support needs of children through effective work with parents, carers and other relevant agencies.  This is a rewarding opportunity to be part of a strong and forward-looking team.  Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most.

  • Take a strategic lead in managing the new pastoral children’s services, attendance, and safety of those children coming to us through the NHS as well as other children at Honeypot that might fall under this umbrella.
  • To liaise with key stakeholders in the NHS to identify children who are eligible to attend respite breaks.
  • To maintain regular contact with parents/carers of children identified, to promote positive family support and involvement.
  • To have full knowledge and understanding of the range of activities, courses, opportunities, and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for the children and their family.
  • Understand children’s development and proven success of working with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
  • Supporting children to be able to cope and understand their parents being in hospital.
  • To facilitate the sharing of information between local agencies, authorities, and other outside organisations in line with GDPR.
  • To liaise with other pastoral leaders to share ideas and best practice.
  • To provide reports, monitor and evaluate services  for Trustees and the CEO.
  • To challenge and motivate children, promote, and reinforce self-esteem. To be responsible for developing pastoral programmes for children to take place during the breaks.
  • To develop a mentoring relationship with children needing support, with the aim to continue this through our online services.
  • Ensure safeguarding practices conform to best practice principles, standards, and government guidance.
  • Keep up to date with developments in child protection and relevant legislation.
  • Set and maintain standards, boundaries and rules at The Honeypot House which are child-centred, promoting the welfare of children, protecting them from harm and providing a service which is anti-discriminatory.
  • Ensure that all data is collated and managed in line with data protection requirement.
  • To develop ongoing programmes for future use and evaluate effectiveness of current wellbeing programmes.
  • To encourage external specialist engagement for our well-being fund, wrap around services and future development.
  • Lead on the development and implementation of interventions to support children with SEMH needs.
  • Ensure all pastoral programmes are delivered to the highest standard and in line with strategic objectives, ensuring appropriate information and data is gathered, analysed and regularly reviewed.
  • Manage the gathering of feedback and the evaluation of children’s experience and apply the learning to service reviews and planning.
  • Monitor and analyse progress against agreed service/NHS objectives.
  • Build excellent relationships with schools, children’s services, charities, and the local community at all levels to maximise referrals and partnership opportunities

The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive.

You will be required to supply certified evidence of any professional qualification. Enhanced DBS and satisfactory references prior to commencement. This post is subject to a probationary period of six months.

Vacancy Information:

  • Location: Remote Working, quarterly visits to each location and London office meetings
  • Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent, Full time: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

To apply: please send your current CV and personal statement 

We look forward to hearing from you


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Refreshed on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 21 January 2022 at 11:07
Job ref: Pastoral Manager
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