Family Liaison /Safeguarding Officer

Location
Belvedere (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Rate
Posted
08 Feb 2021
Closes
26 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Trinitas Academy Trust

Post Title: Family Liaison/ Safeguarding Officer

Post Location: St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School

Position Status: Permanent

Contractual Hours: 34 hours per week (Mon-Thur 8.15am to 4pm and Fri 8.15am to 1.15pm with half an hour for lunch)

Contractual Weeks: 40 weeks per year (term time)

Salary: £20,760 - £21,902 per annum (BEX 071 – 074)

Post Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 26th February 2021

The Role

We are seeking to appoint an individual who has experience in working alongside vulnerable children and families.   We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our safeguarding team in the role of Family Liaison/Safeguarding Officer, supporting our children and their families.  

This is a vital role in our school community and you will work to build positive relationships between parents/carers and the school, for the benefit of the children, particularly those that are vulnerable.

A primary function of this role is to support children to overcome barriers to learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working with vulnerable children and families Follow safeguarding systems and procedures
  • Provide a positive offer of support to parents/carers
  • Acknowledge the importance of the parent’s role in supporting their child to achieve
  • Deal with issues which may arise in a pupil’s home or in their education
  • Encourage parents to enter into a partnership with the school
  • Be able to open channels to discuss additional family support, training and other needs for individual families.
  • Be able to sign post parents and carers to avenues of support.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference, significantly contributing to the education provision we strive to achieve not only at St. Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School but across our Trust. 
  • The post will be 5 days each week, term time only. The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly when required.
  • About St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School
  • St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary is a popular two form entry school comprising of enthusiastic pupils, friendly staff and supportive governors. We pride ourselves in being a fully inclusive school focusing on the well-being of all pupils.

For further information about the school, please visit: www.st-pauls.bexley.sch.uk

About Trinitas Academy Trust

The Trinitas Academy Trust is a collaboration of one secondary school and five primary schools all within close range in the London Borough of Bexley.

This partnership has created a family of schools where strong Christian values are at the centre of everything we do.  The resources of all schools are used to provide a stimulating learning environment, which inspires children to do their best.

All the schools work together in close partnership in order to provide the best opportunities for children and staff alike. It is our aim to provide the best possible learning environment, which is inspiring to both pupils and staff.

For further information about the Trust, please visit: https://www.trinitasacademytrust.org/ 

Trinitas – Faith, Family, Flourish!

Further details about this vacancy are available to download from the downloads section below. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss the post further please contact the school office on 01322 334689.

Your Application

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to hr@trinitasacademytrust.org . The closing date for applications is the 26th of February.

Please note that we may choose to remove this advert prior to the closing date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

St Paul’s (Slade Green) CofE Primary School is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, please email: hr@trinitasacademytrust.org

PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY USING THE ‘APPLY’ BUTTON BELOW. PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY.

Trinitas – Faith, Family, Flourish!

‘We believe that all children deserve the best education, and all staff deserve to be valued and developed. Our Trinitas family, Christian faith, and an unrelenting desire to improve society, underpin everything we do. Creativity, compassion and high expectations drive the Trust to ensure that every person within its community flourishes.’

www.trinitasacademytrust.org

 

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