Job Description

Withington Girls’ School, The Sunday Times’ North-West Independent School of the Decade 2021, is looking for a well-qualified and experienced School Health Lead to join this happy and outstandingly successful independent day school for girls.

The role of the School Health Lead is to manage and lead the provision for the health, safety and well-being of the pupils at Withington Girls’ School, enabling all pupils to continue in school with support for individual physical and mental health care if required.

The School Health Lead will lead in the risk assessment and coordination of individual support plans and will work collaboratively with the School Pastoral Team, ensuring the care of both pupils and staff. The School Health Lead will be part of the Safeguarding team and will act as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

We can offer you:

·        A warm and friendly school where staff are respected and feel supported

·        Fantastic opportunities to get involved in the life of the School with excellent facilities in new and refurbished buildings

·        The opportunity to develop yourself, through continued professional development

What you can offer us:

·        An experienced professional with the skills to communicate effectively with all teams across the School

·        An inspiring leader, with the ability to develop the department

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum (FTE)

The advertised hours for this position are 37.5 hours a week (over 5 days Monday to Friday) plus 2 weeks to be worked in the school holidays (to include the week before the Autumn term starts).

Alternative working patterns across the year will be considered and interested applicants are advised to inform of their preference with submitting an application. Part time hours of between 30 – 37.5 hours would also be considered.

If you would like to apply for the role of School Health Lead please download the Job Pack for full details. You will need to complete the School’s application form and submit along with a covering letter to:


Please note that only applications using the School’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date: 8am, Friday 21st June 2024

Please note that the School reserves the right to close this vacancy early and to appoint at any stage in the application process. We would, therefore, encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Interview Date: As soon as possible thereafter

Withington Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

Withington Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to employ the best qualified personnel and we are committed to providing equal opportunity in recruitment and employment to all individuals who meet our criteria for the role advertised. We will consider candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. This list is not exhaustive, and candidates will also be considered without discrimination based on socioeconomic, marital, parental or caregiving status, or any of the previously listed characteristics or statuses.

We value the diversity of our staff and do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, or victimisation. We achieve this by creating and maintaining a work environment and culture where people from different backgrounds, and with varying lifestyles, interests, opinions, and responsibilities, treat each other with dignity and respect. Our working environment is such that our staff feel safe and are inspired and motivated to be their best.

Our school is dedicated to sustaining and promoting diversity with respect to recruitment, promotion, training, and general treatment during employment. We are actively seeking to extend the diversity of our staff.

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