Senior Work Coach (St. George's House, Brighton)

Post responsible to: Headteacher

School: St. George’s House, Brighton

Type of school: SEN Provision Age range: KS4

Grade: NJC Grade 7 SCP 18-19 (£26,539 FTE - £27,196 FTE) Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Term time only (plus INSET days)

London Local Authority: Brighton and Hove

Closing Date: Dependant on sufficient shortlist of suitable candidates

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: As soon as possible


We are seeking an experienced and energetic Senior Work Coach to join our team at St. George’s House, Brighton.

Information about the School

St. George’s House is a new satellite key stage 4 provision, linked to The Ropemakers School in Hailsham. It will be offering a nurturing, inclusive environment for twenty pupils with SEMH and associated needs. We have high expectations for each child to leave as a confident young adult who is well prepared for their post-16 journey and the future. St. George’s is an innovative project developed in close partnership with Brighton and Hove County Council. Opening in September 2024, St. George’s will aim to deliver outstanding education and care focusing on offering pupils the opportunity to build their resilience for the rest of their lives. There will be an emphasis on improving emotional, academic, vocational and physical skills leading to meaningful, sustainable outcomes for life.

What will St. George’s offer?

✓ Access to high quality teaching and specialist facilities

✓ A small, safe and nurturing environment, where children can thrive and develop. ✓ Bespoke alternative education programmes.

✓ Access to a range of realistic accreditation and training opportunities including a new vocational programme delivered in conjunction with local providers that will provide a supportive bridge into work.

✓ A supported and enriched programme of work experience and employability

✓ A planned and smooth transition from the world of secondary education into further education and training.

✓ A range of qualifications in core subjects including City and Guilds, Functional skills, GCSE (AQA) and ASDAN

✓ Additional therapeutic support and a named work coach

St. George’s will relentlessly drive for success, celebrate achievement and promote a climate of possibility. All members of our community will be kind, polite and respectful and have the opportunity to access stand-out education and care that will provide the platform for meaningful outcomes and improved life chances. The curriculum presents formal, informal and enriched opportunities for development and progress.

This enables the children who graduate from Beckmead to become independent, connected members of the communities where they live and the workplaces that may employ them.

As part of the Beckmead Trust, our ethos involves close collaboration with Brighton and Hove, specialist and mainstream schools, outside specialist agencies with enhanced knowledge of our children’s needs and the private, voluntary and charity sectors within the communities in which we work. If you share our vision of Love, Flourishing, Community and Social Justice. and if you have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of children in Brighton and Hove, we would welcome an application from you.

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment.

As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents or issues that are publicly available online. All applications should be submitted on The Beckmead Trust Application form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to