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Community Liaison Officer - Full-time

Tymberwood Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2029-246S
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:April/May 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


At Tymberwood Academy we see great pastoral care as critical in building a nurturing and special environment, allowing all to thrive. Our CLO (Community Liaison Officer – previously known as FLO)/DDSL is the first point of contact for parents/carers and pupils when difficult issues arise. With the support of the rest of the Pastoral Team, as well as the Leadership Team, they work with all stakeholders of the school and outside agencies to enable our pupils to overcome barriers to learning and improve outcomes for all our pupils.
We are looking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic individual to undertake this role , you will:-
•       Have the ability to build constructive and professional relationships with parents/carers, the wider community, outside agencies, children and staff.
•       Show initiative and a willingness to be involved in all aspects of school life and have the ability to draw on a wide range of support services, information, opportunities and guidance.
•       Take a flexible approach to working 

•       Be prepared to work closely with the pastoral team to offer experiences to the children that may not have otherwise had, eg Young Carers Cooking Club.
•       Be prepared to gain DSL status (Designated Safeguard Lead) – this is a necessity as you will become the main Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader, completing most referrals and attending most agency meetings.

Applicants will need to have:-
•       Previous experience in a similar role or a keen interest to progress into this role.
•        Ability to build and maintain successful relationships and to understand social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and heritage.
•       Experience of safeguarding children, child protection and education management information systems.
•       Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace.
•       Be committed to continuing professional learning – at Tymberwood we thrive on feedback at all levels to become more successful in our roles.
•       A good general level of education, a sense of humour and be flexible, adaptable and resourceful.
•       Good interpersonal skills, capable of interacting well with parents/carers, students and other staff members.
•        Emotionally resilient, capable of dealing with challenging situations.

This post is being advertised as term time only, Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm  with a degree of flexibility, so please do talk to us. Ideally the contract would be term time plus 4 weeks/full-time (52 weeks per year) to enable the candidate to create clubs and activities during the school holidays and attend outside agency meetings during the school breaks.

You will also be required to complete the Reach2 Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form 

 Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Completed applications should be sent to:


Closing date for applications is Monday, 17th April 2023.

Information about the school

Tymberwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful candidate will be subject to the relevant recruitment checks including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Tymberwood Academy reserve the right to early closure should the right applicant be found

Tymberwood Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘good’ school as reported in March 2022, please do view our report.


Tymberwood is a wonderfully vibrant and welcoming place where pupils learn and flourish. Pupils are rightly proud to belong to this harmonious community. Everyone looks out for each other. Pupils embody the school’s values of ‘equality, respect, kindness, responsibility and honesty’. OFSTED, March 2022

We are a mainstream primary academy (REAch2) with a Physical Disability Specialist Resource Provision - this means have pupils who are physically disabled that are taught within mainstream classes. Not only are we able to enhance their learning, but they support the inclusive and empathetic atmosphere we have built at Tymberwood.

We joined the REAch2 Academy Trust in February 2014 and enjoy being a part of a supportive and collaborative trust.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 338660


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.