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Family Liaison Officer - Term Time

Westlands Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-3912-170S
  • Posted:27/07/2020
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:Sept/Oct 2020
  • App Close Date:21/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 2nd September 20


Required for September/October 2020

SAT Grade 5 £14,828 - £15,951 per annum

Part time – 35 hours per week, Term time only


The successful candidate will have unlimited optimism, good communication skills, an understanding of the needs of young people, an ability to work in a team and a tenacity to succeed.  The role will involve undertaking training to be a DSL and supporting safeguarding by working with our families and other agencies such as early help.

An important part of this role will involve working with our Attendance Lead to improve attendance and to ensure that students are in school to achieve their full learning potential. Skills in mediation, negotiation, problem solving, confidence in the ability to be assertive when necessary, a willingness to work with other agencies and have the ability to organise work and take effective decisions whilst under pressure are necessary for this post. 

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or  01795 426091 (option 3)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact (Liz Bruce, Office Manager for an informal discussion regarding the post (liz.bruce@swale.at)

If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invitation.

Our advice would be that those who were successful in gaining an interview should prepare as they would for a face to face and dress smart casual. We will allow plenty of time to ensure that you are able to answer our questions in full and you will not be judged if you are having problems with your technology.

We will leave plenty of opportunity for questions at the end of the interview, and we will spend lots of time talking and unpicking your answers. Please come prepared to share anything you’d like that we didn’t cover, or any questions you have about it. We really appreciate your adaptability in these unprecedented times.

Closing Date: 21st August 2020

Interview Date: W/C 2nd September  2020

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Head of School: Mrs V Pettett

Information about the school

Westlands Primary School is a larger than average Primary School and is a member of the Swale Academies Trust. The School was rated ‘Good’ overall by Ofsted in May 2015, with the Early Years Provision receiving an ‘Outstanding’ grading. We are in the process of expanding from two-form to three-form entry.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs E Bruce - Office Manager
  • Address:Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1XN
  • Telephone: (01795) 470862
  • Email: liz.bruce@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 477886


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.