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Family Liaison Officer - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-241S
  • Posted:14/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:06/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday 11th July


Chartham Primary School is looking for a new Family Liaison Officer. This is a key role in our school and is valued by staff and families alike.

We are looking for someone who is compassionate, empathetic and able to act on their own initiative to foster positive relationships with our families, ensuring all pupils achieve their best.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Support parents with all matters, including attendance.
  • Be part of the school’s inclusion team, which includes safeguarding and liaising with staff (including counsellor and play therapist).
  • Take a proactive role in the wellbeing of all stakeholders.
  • Strive to improve outcomes for all pupils.
  • Support parents with meetings and appointments.

Therefore they will need:

  • Confidence and experience in liaising with outside agencies, including Social Services and Early Help.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A positive, sunny outlook.
  • A compassionate nature.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • A passion for helping families.
  • Most importantly, a drive to make a difference to all children and families in our school.

Chartham Primary is proud of its inclusive nature where all children and families are valued. We strive to make school a positive. safe place for all, helping families however we can to ensure they feel they can trust us to support themselves and their children.

Closing date is 6th July 2022. Application process may be closed earlier than specified, based on applications received. 

We welcome visits to our school.

Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 375.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Ribbans, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: hr@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).