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Family Liaison Officer - Part-time

Greenlands Primary School, Darenth

  • Ref:KCC886-2062-182S
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:KR5 -6 FTE £24,040-£26,383
  • Start Date:June 2024
  • App Close Date:30/04/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Post Title: Family Liaison Officer

School: Greenlands Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Weeks: 39 weeks (Term time plus inset days)

Grade: KR 5-6 (Dependent on Experience)

Salary: Actual Min KR5 £19,735 - Max KR6 £21,658

Start Date: June 2024

Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date): 03/05/2024

Interview Date: TBC

Are you passionate about improving children’s lives and having a positive impact on their well-being? Then you are the person we are looking for!

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised, enthusiastic and professional Family Liaison Officer to work at Greenlands Primary School.

Our school is a place where every child has a champion, and we strive to support and nurture our pupils to be the very best version of themselves, that they can be. 

We are a small, family school where every child and staff member is treated as an individual and is welcomed as part of the Greenlands’ family. You will work with a supportive, caring team of staff who will ensure that you are able to achieve within your role

For further information about the school, please visit add www.greenlandsprimary.org.uk  

For an informal discussion about the role, or to book a visit  please contact the school office on 01474703178 or office@greenlandsprimary.org.uk.

We offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Employee support services.
  • Effective CPD opportunities
  • Collaborative working with other schools
  • Excellent ICT facilities
  • Opportunities for flexible working

We are seeking a compassionate and supportive Family Liaison Officer who has a sound understanding of safeguarding to work in this demanding but rewarding role. A key part of the role will be to focus on preventative and early intervention activities to assist in tackling underachievement by working with families, parents, carers and children in school and help them to overcome barriers to learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be comfortable working either independently using their own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Have good communication skills, with a positive and enthusiastic approach and have the confidence to develop positive relationships to support and challenge hard to reach families
  • Be confident and resilient and have the ability to deal with difficult/sensitive situations and resolve conflict
  • Have an understanding of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and associated safeguarding procedures in schools
  • Have knowledge of external agencies that can support families with a range of needs
  • Be able to relate to parents when advising and supporting their child
  • Possess excellent organisation, administration, communication and IT skills with the ability to prioritise and manage their workload effectively to secure successful outcomes
  • Report to the Senior Leadership Team and work alongside the office team

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

Information about the school

Greenlands Primary School a place where every child has a champion!

Every child and member of staff becomes part of our Greenlands family, from the very first day they join us to the day they leave. Our overarching aim is to foster in every child a love of learning, a curiosity about their world and a desire to be the very best version of themselves.

We believe that positive relationships are at the heart of what we do. Through these relationships we nurture an understanding of each other, diversity and how these positively impact on society.

We promise to work tirelessly to champion the needs of every child in our care. We will ensure that they enjoy a stimulating and inclusive education, where learning is irresistible and exciting and offers new, enriching, fulfilling experiences, that open the doors to the world beyond our school.

Information about the trust

Cygnus Academies Trust is a growing family of schools that we nurture and support to be the best that we can be. Everyone in our family is our responsibility and we value how unique every individual and school is. We provide the tools, strategies and knowhow to enable everyone to flourish. Our aim is to give everyone in our family, irrespective of background, the learning and experiences needed to give them the life chances that were once the preserve of privilege.

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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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.