Grit & Resilience Co-Ordinator

Brighton, East Sussex
£18,095 per annum
14 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed term
Full Time

Patcham High School

Ladies Mile Road

Brighton BN1 8PB

t: 01273 503908


Please note:  We do not accept CVs as applications.

GRIT and RESILIENCE Co-coordinator

37 hours per week (term-time only)

Responsible to:  Assistant Headteacher

Are you interested in improving the life chances of young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Patcham High School is looking to appoint a Grit and Resilience Co-ordinator to work with our students in order to drive our innovative programme to engage young people in extracurricular activities.  The successful person will work directly with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and be pivotal in contributing to our ethos and values. The post is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension of contract thereafter.

The post is a new addition to our team so the successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the job. We have already established links with local and national providers such as Harlequins Rugby Club, Albion in the Community and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. You may already have existing experience in outdoor education and extracurricular provision. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver who is able to act upon their own initiative and be able to forge positive relationships within and beyond the school community.  Experience of fundraising and outdoor qualifications would be beneficial, although we will support the successful candidate with an excellent CPD package.

The hours are 37 hours per week, mainly within our core hours of 8.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, although the successful candidate will need to be flexible with some early morning, weekend, and evening work required.  The contract is for term time only, 46 weeks per year.

The starting salary will be £18,095.

Patcham High School is an 11–16 comprehensive school situated on the northern outskirts of Brighton, very close to the old village of Patcham and within easy reach of the A23 and A27. The school is successful and rapidly improving, and aims to become outstanding. It is known for its innovative approach and values professional development very highly.

 If you enjoy a challenge and are interested in joining our team, please download the application pack, including the application form (which is also available on our school’s website  If you have any questions, please contact Elise Holmes, Headteacher’s PA who will be able to assist you either by telephone, on 01273 543484 or by email at Completed Application Forms should be emailed to Mrs Holmes at the above email address. We do not accept CVs as applications.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact David Rogers, Assistant Headteacher by email at

Patcham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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Closing date:    Monday 31st October 2016 at 1pm                               

Interview date:  Monday 7th November 2015 



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