Course Administrator / Pastoral Care Worker – Animal Welfare and Science Post Ref: AC66

Post Title: Course Administrator / Pastoral Care Worker – Animal Welfare and Science

Post Reference: AC66

Hours: 37 hours per week on a term-time only basis – 37 working weeks and 42 paid weeks.  The annual leave is a pro rata entitlement of 33 days per annum (25 days plus 8 public and bank holidays)

Salary: The salary for the post is at a range of £14,625.69 – £20,384 per annum (£18,108 – £20,384 per annum pro rata) which are Point LS15 – LS19 on the Learning Support Staff salary scale

Job Purpose: To oversee and co-ordinate course administrative tasks and to provide effective pastoral and academic support through supporting a tutorial programme of activities to prepare students for the transition to college and for life beyond and hence contribute to raising the College’s success rate

Vision: We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced course administrator / pastoral care worker to join our teaching team to assist in support of our Animal Welfare and Science students. You will also take a key role in expanding our course provision and providing welfare support to the students. . You will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and experience of supporting young people, especially those with personal, social or behavioural difficulties.

You will be working with the Head of Department and other team members to support high quality courses to a wide range of full time learners.  The successful person will have the ability to oversee and co-ordinate course administrative tasks and to effectively support students in a pastoral and academic capacity.  You will be a good communicator, have a real enthusiasm for the subject and be able to work with people on a variety of different level courses.  You may also be required to teach some aspects of the courses in order to cover for staff absence.

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Hassall 01305 215210 during normal working hours.


AC66 – Course Administrator Pastoral Worker Job Description

The Closing Date for Applications:  Wednesday 13th June at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date:  Thursday 21st June 2018

To Apply:

Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

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You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 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 College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

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