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Family Liaison Officer Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Tymberwood Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2029-175S
  • Posted:03/02/2020
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:March 2020
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 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 FLO is the first point of contact for parents/carers and pupils when difficult issues arise. With the support of the Senior 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 now looking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic individual to undertake this role and the successful applicant will:-

•       Have the ability to build constructive and professional relationships with parents, students 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.

•       Work closely and honestly with Senior Leaders

•       Be prepared to gain DSL status (Designated Safeguard Lead)

Applicants Will Need To Have:-

•       Previous experience in a similar role, or likewise, history of working effectively with a proven record of effective work with vulnerable families 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;

•       A good general level of education, a sense of humour and be flexible, adaptable and resourceful.

•       Good interpersonal skills, capable of interacting well with students and other staff members.

•        Emotionally resilient, capable of dealing with challenging situations.



This post is term time only, Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm 

The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment 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.  

You will also be required to complete the Reach2 Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form – please see below


Online Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form



Information about the school

Tymberwood Academy is a two form entry Primary School & Nursery on the outskirts of Gravesend, not far from Bluewater Shopping Centre. We joined the Reach2 Academy Trust in February 2014 and under outstanding leadership & management have become a fast improving school, now being in the top 3% in the Country. Our Leadership & Management was recognised as outstanding in our recent Ofsted, February 2017, and the school as a whole has been graded as good. This is a very exciting time for Tymberwood as we continue on our path to Outstanding.

The following are just a few of the amazing quotes lifted from our Ofsted Report:

- The school is a calm and purposeful place to learn.

-   Leaders’ vision, passion and commitment have fundamentally improved the quality of education that pupils receive.

  • All staff make a positive contribution to pupils’ learning.

  • The care and guidance that these pupils receive is outstanding.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 338660


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.