Year Engagement Manager

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only, with additional paid days
(Talk to us about flexible working options)

Salary: Grade 5 - actual pay £20,825 - £22,822 (depending on experience)

Start:  ASAP

The Bulmershe School are looking to appoint an Engagement Manager to be responsible for the pastoral, welfare, attendance and where needed, safeguarding in an assigned year group. You will support the Head of Year in managing and leading the engagement of students in an assigned year group. You will also act as a coach/mentor to a group of students and take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students and young people within The Bulmershe School, to reduce and overcome barriers to personal development and progress of students.

The Inclusion Team has its own base with fantastic facilities (The Ivory Centre) which offer a superb environment in which to work and learn. We are a friendly and supportive team who have a wealth of experience. In an ever-changing world, we continue to learn and adapt in order to best support our student community.


  • To support in maintaining an excellent culture and a rewarding ethos within the year group based on our core values and learning behaviours.
  • To support the Head of Year by being the day-to-day point of contact for students within the year group facing issues.
  • To support the Head of Year by investigating and collecting evidence, to support the Head of Year in making behavioural next steps.
  • To proactively support student wellbeing.
  • To contribute to the meeting and greeting of students in the morning, ensuring that students are welcomed positively and are equipped for school.
  • To liaise with all internal teams and outside agencies with regards to the wellbeing of students.
  • To work closely and regularly with parents to maximise the welfare of students within their year group, including regular contact around rewards and sanctions.
  • To lead and contribute to meetings relating to the difficulties of students from within the year group, with a range of stakeholders.
  • To take responsibility for the completion of appropriate behaviour reports for students.
  • To mentor target students and set up intervention groups as appropriate, in terms of engagement and attendance.
  • To contribute to the transition arrangement for new students to the year group.
  • To support in evaluating the behaviour of students within the year group and collaboratively plan with the Head of Year on how to address issues with colleagues across the school.
  • To support the smooth running of the school at break and lunch times and through the duty system.
  • To set high expectations for student behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline based upon our core values.

Why join The Bulmershe School

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the community. We are a mixed local authority, 11-18 school of approximately 1,400 students, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work closely with our parents, partners and feeder school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. We were rated as ‘Good’ in our last OFSTED report and are aiming for Outstanding.

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference and we look forward to your application. 

How to Apply

  • If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working – call: 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  • Ready to apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  • Email your application to the Assistant School Business Manager, Ms Bagley:

The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.


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