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Family Liaison Officer

  • Organisation
  • The Haven CE / Methodist Primary School
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 03/06/2024
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/228983/40717
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/228983/40717
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,740 - £32,898 per annum pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 03/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • The Haven CE / Methodist Primary School
  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

Hours of work: 32.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 6.05 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Haven CE / Methodist Primary School, Atlantic Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 5SW
Phone: 01323 471781
Email: office@thehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.thehaven.e-sussex.sch.uk
 
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

This is a fabulous opportunity for a dedicated and organised person to join the school team at The Haven CE Methodist School, which is part of Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust.   We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Family Liaison Officer to join the school’s successful and supportive team from 2 September 2024.

This is a key school role at the heart of working with our families and pupils, to develop home/school partnerships, remove barriers to learning and promote positive attitudes towards school and education. It is a demanding yet rewarding role and requires someone with the right knowledge, skills and experience, together with an engaging personality and the confidence and ability to motivate and quickly gain the respect of others.

The Haven CE Methodist School, is a warm and welcoming school with a strong emphasis on care and Christian values. Nestled in a friendly community, our school prides itself on providing a nurturing environment where each child is cherished and encouraged to flourish. With a dedicated team of staff who embody our Christian ethos, we strive to instil kindness, respect, and empathy in all aspects of school life. The Haven CE Methodist Primary School is one of 25 schools within the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust.

As a FLO, you will have a strong belief in inclusion and the right for each child to be successful whatever their needs and abilities, a sound understanding of safeguarding and experience in multi-agency working.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to contribute to the continued growth and development of the school
  • Children who enjoy learning
  • A stable and committed staff team determined to give our children the best possible opportunities
  • Work within a growing Trust who fully believe in the professional development of their staff.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent organisation skills
  • Communicate well and be confident liaising with a range of professionals 
  • Have good teamwork skills
  • Respect confidentiality and the potential sensitivities of working in a school
  • Have experience working in a school
  • Be able to demonstrate in their application that they can fulfil the main duties of the job description and person specification as a minimum

How to apply:

We warmly invite potential candidates to ask any questions or arrange a visit to our school; please contact Suzy Clarke, Academy Business Manager by email at sclarke@thehaven.school or by telephone on 01323 471781 option 3.

Further information and an application pack can be found on our school website.

Please email your completed application form to sclarke@thehaven.school.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 12 Noon

Interview Date: 7th June 2024

Start date: 2nd September 2024

Safeguarding:

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. The Trust will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.

Accordingly, shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate to the Trust, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service check (http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring service-check).

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All school-based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

 

Our School Vision: "Let Your Light Shine" (Matthew 5:16)

All children can aspire, flourish, and achieve.

We provide a haven; somewhere to anchor in calm seas.  We nurture community and curiosity; helping every child reach their God-given potential, letting their light shine in the world.

 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

 
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.