Junior Dean: Role Profile
Junior Deans are responsible for the day-to-day management of the teams of Counsellors and overseeing the well-being and activity programme of the students. Junior Deans must be able to plan and run events with precision and attention to detail, responding to challenges as they arise and ensuring that difficulties are ironed out smoothly and contained before they impact on other staff and, most importantly, students.
They must be confident and experienced in front-line work with children or young people – able to set the tone for the staff team on how to walk a careful line between being fun and approachable, whilst maintaining professionalism and a focus on student safety at all times.
Junior Deans should have a good working knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures, dynamic risk assessment and a demonstrable track record in successfully negotiating difficult conversations with both young people and adults.They must feel confident in dealing with more serious discipline issues both independently and as part of a staff team. They must be able to inspire, energise and enthuse their team of staff by keeping the programme feeling fresh and focused and ensuring staff morale is high, despite the considerable workload and long hours.