Blurt Education Programme: School Staff Supporter
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to helping those affected by depression
Our education programme is an exciting branch of our work. We partner with primary schools, helping to provide mental health education to young people from the age of four to eleven.
To support student wellbeing, we also need to support school staff wellbeing. This is a brand-new role as part of our education programme. We envisage it developing with the programme, and in response to our 2021/22 schools.
Hours and Environment
- 16 hours per week
- Flexi-time (there may be instances where you will need to work at specific times – this will be agreed with the education programme coordinator. We always try to be as flexible as possible).
- Salary: £22,000 pro-rata
- This position is only open to those who live in the UK
As part of the role, you will:
- Help teachers to problem-solve and adapt the programme to work within their setting. This may include (but isn’t limited to) adapting resources for students with specific learning disabilities, additional needs, and/or EHCPs
- Support teachers with continuing professional development (CPD) related to mental health education. This could involve creating training, running webinars, or something more creative!
- Developing strategies to encourage peer support amongst school staff both within and between settings
- Support school staff with any problems getting the programme going. This might involve communicating details of the programme to other staff within the school and/or bringing their senior leadership teams on board
- Work with the education programme coordinator to develop key performance indicators related to school staff support, and to tweak and make changes as needed when working towards these goals
- Work with the education programme team to effectively evaluate the programme
- Submit a weekly debrief
- Contribute to a monthly report to be shared with the entire Blurt team
- Contribute to a yearly project report to be shared with the entire Blurt team, project partners and the wider public
- Help to keep the education programme section of the website up to date
- Provide other support to the education programme and wider Blurt team as required
Skills and Requirements
Essential Experience: We understand that people come from all sorts of backgrounds – we’ve all had different paths to working at Blurt, but for this role, we need someone who has spent time working in, or closely with schools. (Note: you do not need to have QTS, this experience could have been in any type of school and we will consider people who have had long-term, regular, volunteering roles on-site).
- We’re looking for creative, enthusiastic, detail-orientated person to slot into our friendly team
- You need to understand the needs of teachers and other school staff who work with young people aged 4-11
- Comfortable working with different types of school and staff form a variety of backgrounds
- Lots of our communication is text-based, so it’s important that you’re able to clearly share ideas in written form
- Flexibility is key – our programme is new and growing. Changes and tweaks often need to be made
- You need to demonstrate strong problem-solving and decision-making skills. You will be supporting school staff to adapt our resources for their specific setting as and when issues crop up
- Good organisational skills are a must
- We expect you to be reliable and trustworthy
- You need to be able to understand, implement, and respond to evaluation. It’s a vital part of our work and helps us to make the programme the best it can be
- We work from home and don’t always work the same hours as one another, so you will need to be self-motivated and happy to work alone
- Comfortable working remotely and using a variety of apps including Slack, Re:Amaze, Asana, and Google Suite
- We value honest and direct communication within our team. Working from home can require slightly different communication to working in-person
- This can take a bit of getting used to!
We are always learning, and really value personal development
If you feel that you meet all the essential skills and requirements, please complete the application form to apply for this position.
- 30th April: Applications Close
- w/c 17th May: Interview Round One
- w/c 24th May: Interview Round Two