Mental Health Wellbeing Lead – ELSA

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Contract Type: Full Time

Term Time Only 8.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday

Actual Salary – £20,586 – £22,258

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Mental Health Wellbeing Lead to join our dynamic team at Redbridge Community School. The role is pivotal in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students, ensuring they have the necessary resources and support to thrive both academically and personally. 

The successful candidate will work closely with students, families, and school staff to address a variety of issues.

As a Mental Health Wellbeing Lead, you will be responsible for providing direct support to students experiencing mental health challenges, implementing individualised intervention plans, and liaising with external mental health services. 

Your role will also involve engaging with families to ensure they are informed and involved in their child’s educational journey. Additionally, you will address broader student welfare concerns, collaborate with teachers and other school staff to create an inclusive environment, and help develop and enforce policies related to student wellbeing. 

In addition, you will plan and run small intervention groups such as confidence building, anger management, conflict resolution, coaching and aspirational target setting. 

The key aim of this role is to build resilience in our students and to equip them with the skills so that they are ready for the challenges of the 21st century. 

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s lives and have experience in mental health or student support services, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2023) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff, we offer:

  • No after school meetings lasting longer than an hour and only one meeting a week
  • A non-onerous marking policy
  • A work/life balance that is envied by other schools – Your life outside school is just as important!
  • A true community school where it feels like you are making a difference
  • An ethos of care for students and staff alike
  • A leadership team that supports staff in all they do 
  • Great progression opportunities
  • An entitlement to a Private Health Care plan as soon as you join us, which covers operations, dental and optical care as well as providing many other benefits

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.

Closing date for applications: midday 1st July 2024

Job Starting: 1st September 2024.

In line with Department for Education guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, we are required to carry out an online search on all shortlisted candidates.  Should any concerns be identified, they will be discussed with you at interview.  Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide suitable references. 

Please contact Sarah Morris on to find out more about this role and to arrange an informal visit, meet the department and hear about our exciting plans for the year. 

To apply for this position, please download an application from and submit electronically to, stating which role you are applying for.


July 1, 2024