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Family Liaison Officer - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Stone Bay School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-7058-57S
  • Posted:16/08/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 7 - Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:16/09/2019


  • Pay: Kent Range 7/8 Depending on Experience £22,182 - £28,781 pro-rata (£18,778 - £24,365)
  • Hours of working: Term Time only, 37 hours per week
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • App Close Date: 13th September at noon
  • Interviews: Week commencing 16th September 2019 / 23rd September 2019


Stone Bay School is looking to appoint a dedicated, caring and understanding Family Liaison Officer.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of building trusting relationships with students and their families.

You will actively promote the mission of the school, the rights of young people as individuals and provide support and guidance to Parents and Carers.  You will be skilled at developing good relationships and encourage family involvement by working in partnership with families, Parents, Carers to enable our students to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and development. 

As a member of our safeguarding team you will have a proactive approach to safeguarding, ensuring safeguarding is of the highest quality throughout the school.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience; 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of professionalism
  • Experience of working with children and/or families
  • The ability to work with a variety of outside agencies
  • A true passion for positively influencing the lives of pupils with learning difficulties


Whilst previous experience of working in a special school is not essential, knowledge and experience of the issues faced by children with special educational needs or disabilities will be a distinct advantage

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new chapter in our school and I would encourage you to come and visit to find out more about the school and our young people.

Information about the school

Stone Bay School specialises in providing both day and residential education for pupils aged 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosed autistic spectrum disorder, along with profound, severe and complex needs We currently provide for around 80 pupils.

This is a very exciting time to be joining the school as our roll is continuing to grow and from September 2019 we expanded our provision to include KS1.

Our school is situated on Stone Bay in Broadstairs in a beautiful Victorian building overlooking the sea. The local coastal environment provides many unique and enjoyable learning opportunities for our pupils.

We believe that every student is entitled to the very best possible education, delivered in an environment that is safe, caring and happy. We use an innovative and personalised curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils with a strong focus on communication, engagement and independence. At Stone Bay School every staff member is involved in ensuring we get this just right for all our pupils and I would encourage you to come and visit if you want to learn more about us.

We have a great benefits package including:

Generous CARE Pension Scheme Access to Staff Care Services support KCC rewards and discounts Excellent training programme A staff wellbeing team-organising activities/events  

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01843) 866652


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.