The de Ferrers Academy - Student Wellbeing Advisor


Student Wellbeing Advisor


DFT Grade 4 (£25,979-£27,803)

Pro-rata for the hours advertised (£22,559.67-£24,143.60)


37 hours, 39.2 weeks Term Time ONLY including INSET

Contract Type:


Start Date:

2 September 2024

 The de Ferrers Academy 

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

The de Ferrers Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11-18. In 2015 de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The de Ferrers Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

Under the direction of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the Student Wellbeing Advisor will provide an efficient and effective medical support service to the students and staff of the Academy and will participate in health promotion and health education.

In your capacity within the role you will maintain health advice and medical/emergency support to the students and staff. You will deal with sickness or injury of students or staff as required, including first aid where appropriate, advising on a suitable course of action. You will also liaise closely with the Designated Safeguarding Lead to promote health issues in the Academy.

The successful candidate will hold an NVQ 2 in a relevant discipline or appropriate equivalent qualification and a First Aid qualification. Experience of working in the Health Care sector would be advantageous.  

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve. We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be an 'Employer of Choice' and is committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Leader's listen to all stakeholders and are proactive in looking after our best resource - our staff. We are proactive in ensuring a work life balance is maintained offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • BHSF Healthcare Scheme
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

How to Apply:

Closing date: 1 July 2024

Interview date: 5 July 2024

Start date: 2 September 2024

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Applications should be received before 9:00am of the closing date. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early should we receive a high volume of applications.

Please ensure to regularly check your junk/spam folder for any correspondence in relation to the progress of your application. If you do not hear back after 5 working days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 247700 and ask to speak to Sarah Wain, HR & Executive Leadership Support.

We welcome a broad range of perspectives with a commitment to equality of opportunity by recruiting a diverse workforce, and creating an inclusive environment and a culture of belonging for everyone in The de Ferrers Trust. Therefore, we encourage applications from underrepresented communities irrespective of age, disability, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership status, or neurodivergent status. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible through the recruitment process should this be required. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.


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