How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:         Pastoral Co-ordinator

Location:         Brookthorpe Hall School, Gloucester

Salary:             £27,500 per annum

Hours:             40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

Must be UK based.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Pastoral Co-ordinator to use their knowledge and experience to protect pupils with varied and complex needs.

About the role 

To support the Leadership Team to establish effective strategies in all areas of pastoral care. To develop and implement long-term behaviour plans that will guide staff to support students to overcome barriers to learning and maximise the opportunities provided for them.

Working under the direction of the Headteacher to provide support to all students in enabling them to achieve their potential both academically and socially. The successful candidate will also contribute towards the school’s commitment to reduce exclusions.


  • Experience of work within an education setting
  • Pastoral management experience in a care setting or the special educational needs sector
  • Experience of driving and advising on best practice in relation to positive behaviour support
  • Full UK Driving licence

About the school

Brookthorpe Hall School is a specialist provision providing full-time specialised co-education for young people aged 7 to 16 with a range of complex needs, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviour. This may include social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS and social media check.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


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