Student Support Link Worker(s) - Ref: TV54621

Walsall, West Midlands
G4 (6 to 11) based on current salary/experience
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

 Student Support Link Worker(s)

37 hours per week – Term Time Only

One year fixed in the first instance subject to funding

G4 (6 to 11) based on current salary/experience

Joseph Leckie Academy

Walstead Road West, Walsall, WS5 4PG

Tel: 01922 721071 Fax: 01922 641497


Principal: Mr James Ludlow

Required from January or earlier where possible, student support link worker(s) to work 37 hours per week with students. This role has arisen due to the promotion of one of the current support staff and further development of these roles within the Academy.

Joseph Leckie Academy is a vibrant, exciting and innovative mixed 11-18 Converter Academy with an overall progress score of +0.46 (2019). With our excellent results and our continual desire and drive to continue moving forward, this is an exciting time for you to join our team. The Academy has remained for three years as the top non-selective secondary school for progress in Walsall based on validated results and is one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region.

The main aim of the role is to support students to achieve their full potential by providing targeted support and mentoring. This is to enable these students to overcome barriers to their learning and to enable them to develop more effective coping strategies to enable them to access the curriculum and engage in wider opportunities to enable them to be more successful.

This is for one year in the first instance with the possibility of being made permanent in the future.

Experience of working with secondary age students and specific subject knowledge and experience in specialist subject areas especially core subjects would be an advantage. The successful candidate may be asked to work with students across different years/ages and support them with varied behaviour strategies, support them in their learning or work within other areas as needed by the Academy.

We can offer you: -

  • Excellent resources
  • Excellent support and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly and supportive staff across the Academy

You will have:

  • Practical skills and expertise as outlined in the Job description
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students
  • The ability to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in learning
  • Creative skills and a professional approach
  • High expectations of students
  • The determination to support in raising student achievement
  • Team skills
  • A clear understanding of the importance of Safeguarding.

Joseph Leckie Academy is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Further details, job description and person specification and an application form can be obtained from Mrs Samantha Richards or our website:

Closing date for receipt of applications: Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 12.00

Interviews will be held: Interviews to be held Friday 10th December or Monday 13th December 2021 – To be confirmed

Applications to be sent to S. Richards;

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