Student Experience and Pastoral Coach

Fixed-term contract to March 2025

Specific Hours: 22.2 hours per week.

Derby College Group (DCG) have a new opportunity for a Student Experience & Pastoral Coach to join our team and work alongside specific academies to identify students in need of pastoral support. This is a great chance to join a supportive and vibrant team within the College, and you will see first-hand the positive impact you make on the lives of our students. You will work directly with the students and their families to establish and implement a Pastoral Support Plan, with a specific focus on attendance and behaviours.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic and ambitious individual to join our Student Experience team at our historic Roundhouse Campus. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and hold a level 3 in coaching and/or mentoring or a willingness to work towards this. You also will be a Mental Health First Aider or willing to work toward achieving this.

The Benefits

  • 34 days holiday (inclusive of 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 19.5% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities

 Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process. 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Please note that unfortunately, this role is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK Visas & Immigration points-based immigration system. Applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK but would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route. Please consult the Home Office website for further information

Job Description

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.