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Pupil Support Assistant

NFP People
Based in schools in Greater Manchester and Coventry
£9.50 per hour
Closing date
3 Dec 2021
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Pupil Support Assistant

This youth social action charity challenges 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time social action. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.

We are currently recruiting a Pupil Support Assistant for the Greater Manchester and Coventry programme.

Position: Pupil Support Assistant

Location: Based in schools in Greater Manchester and Coventry

Hours: 35 hours per week, over a 9-month contract

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Duration: Permanent

Start Date: November - December 2021

Benefits: 43 days of holiday leave (minimum) per annum to be taken during school holidays only, up to 5% pension employer contribution, interest-free loan for season ticket or bicycle, 2 volunteer days per year.

Closing Date: 3rd December

The Role

As a Pupil Support Assistant you will spend your year helping children in schools in disadvantaged communities by acting as a positive role model and near peer mentor. You will provide additional capacity within the school-based teams supporting pupils to improve in their social, emotional and academic achievement. You will encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to help them engage with and enjoy learning. As a Pupil Support Assistant you will be well-placed to create meaningful relationships with children who need help to do well at school. You have the chance to bring a new perspective to learning and boost pupils’ confidence, while improving behaviour and helping pupils to feel safe, empowered and happy.

The Pupil Support Assistant will also provide support to the Volunteer Mentors in school, offering mentoring and coaching advice and ensure that a high quality programme is delivered. You will support the local Impact Officer with the day to day management and support of the team, and work with them to maintain a positive partnership with the school and school leaders. There will also be the opportunity for you to help with the delivery of the Leadership and Development programme.

Primary responsibilities include:


  • Assisting with supervision of the volunteer mentors
  • Delivering interventions to pupils
  • Maintaining a strong partnership with the school
  • Preparation and Planning Support


About You

To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate about social change and serving a great cause. As the Pupil Support Assistant you will strive for excellence and support the core vision and values of the charity.

You will have a strong commitment to the charity’s mission and values and be able to connect with others in consistent, positive and meaningful ways to effectively coordinate a team. You will be able to make a great impression in a school and work with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will bring with you the skills and understanding as below.

People Skills


  • Connects with others in consistent, positive and meaningful ways
  • Influences others by meeting them where they’re at
  • Holds space that nurtures inclusion and belonging
  • Uses an asset-based approach to supporting people
  • Shares “the why” and facilitates meaning-making


Understand of Context


  • Collaborates towards a common purpose with a deep sense of ownership
  • Practices strategic thinking and sound-judgment
  • Effectively prioritizes and organizes to execute results


Understanding of Self


  • Seeks out opportunities for self-improvement grounded in self-awareness
  • Models authenticity and powerful vulnerability


You will be asked to submit your CV and Covering Letter and the charity will be interviewing candidates as it receives applications.

The appointment is subject to clearance through the Disclosures and Barring Services and receipt of satisfactory references.

Other areas of experience may include School Liaison, School Partnerships, Primary School, Senior School, Early Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Recruitment, Teacher, Education, Volunteer Management, Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteering, Impact, Teaching, Volunteer Engagement, Schools, Teaching Assistant, Teaching, Youth, Mentor, Youth Mentor, Programme, Programme Delivery, Programme Assistant, School Coordinator, Programme Coordinator, Administrator, School Administrator, Teaching Assistant, SEN, School Liaison Officer, School and Young Person Liaison Officer, School Liaison Coordinator, School Liaison Assistant, Learning Mentor, Education Welfare, Education Welfare Officer, Tutor, Private Tutor, Education Administrator, Education Support Worker, Community Education Officer, Education Officer, Schools Project Officer, Schools and Family Officer, School and Programme Coordinator, School Wellbeing Worker, School Inclusion Officer.


We are Not-For-Profit People.

We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
United Kingdom
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