Mount St Mary’s is a successful and oversubscribed inner city school located in the very heart of the city of Leeds. Drawing from three of the four compass points the school flourishes in an atmosphere of engagement and aspiration drawing hugely upon the experiences of our incredibly diverse community.

Belief, education, aspiration and continuous learning are at the core of all that we do.  We believe that all our students and staff have limitless potential and it is our responsibility to unlock this and ensure it is realised by all in our care.

Recent inspections describe us as a joyful place, with an authentic mission…clearly embraced by all the school community and forges a passion… for desiring to give back. Leaders have developed a nurturing school, one in which there is a strong sense of responsibility towards each other. We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development.

In April 2019 the school underwent a Section 48 Inspection gaining an overall judgement of Good with Outstanding.  The report comments “Students are polite, confident and respectful in the way they treat each other and interact with staff and visitors.  They are .. highly articulate and proud of their school and their personal achievements.  Behaviour in school is excellent, with a very low level of conduct issues, and a strength of the school as it reflects its Catholic character.”

Our recent 2019 OFSTED Inspection graded our school as ‘Good’ in all areas.  We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support, nurtured by our faith ethos, ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development, recognised within our Ofsted report.  All students can access extra curricular activities beyond the school day, be that of a sporting nature, academic, performing arts or public speaking.  This is an area we value highly and continue to see growth in.

Mount St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will carry out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Current Vacancies

Pastoral Support Officer (Admin)

Salary Scale C1 – £24,496 to £26,845 per annum (actual starting salary £21,022)

37 hours a week, term time only plus 5 days

Required for September 2023 or sooner if possible

The successful candidate will be based in a Year Office and work in close partnership with one of our teaching Year Leaders, to support and develop the structures and protocols which aid the pastoral and academic progress of our students. Our Pastoral Support Officers provide the first line of communication for our families. The development of this key relationship is strengthened by working with the same cohort of students throughout their 5 year journey. Pastoral Support Officers play a full and active role in the planning, administration and evaluation of key year group events such as parents’ evenings, residentials and reward trips along with a multitude of other aspects of the year team intent.

We are keen to develop our team further with the introduction of a creative, hard working and adaptable individual who prides themselves on having high levels of organisation, an ability to prioritise a demanding workload and is passionate about achieving and celebrating successful outcomes for young people. Applications would be welcomed from individuals with an experienced background in administration and office work. Previous employment within a school is desirable, but not essential, as full training will be provided. Are you a highly efficient individual? Do you pride yourself in being very well organised with a strong attention to detail? Are you keen to utilise these skills to develop a career working within an education setting? If so, we would be interested in hearing from you.

The position is permanent subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Completed Support staff application forms  and should be returned to Mrs Amanda Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA, by email –

Closing date: 9am Monday 12 June 2023

Application Forms

Below are the different application forms that are required when applying