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Family Liaison Officer

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex Academy
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,604 - £34,419
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40891
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40891
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £30,604 - £34,419
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex Academy
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

 

Hours of work: 37 Hours
Working pattern: Full-time, Term-time only etc.
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: TBC

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
East Sussex Academy
124 Brodrick Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN22 9RB

Phone:    01323691000
Email:     suzanne.robson@lsec@ac.uk
Website: East Sussex Academy (lseat.org.uk)

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

East Sussex Academy / College Central 
Family Liaison Officer (3 roles)
Primary Work Location: Eastbourne or Hastings
Fixed Term Contract until End July with an opportunity to extend
37 hours per week 8am-4pm
39 weeks worked per year and 46.2 weeks paid per year
Grade LSEAT Harmonised grades H24-H28 (FTE £30,604 to £34,419)

It is an exciting time for Alternative Provision in East Sussex as we embark on a collaborative journey of systemic transformation and improvement.

Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council and SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, London South East Academies Trust (LSEAT) is seeking committed, dynamic and talented staff to join its team at College Central – which will become East Sussex Academy (part of LSEAT) later this year.

Our school provides education for 4–16-year-olds who have been excluded from mainstream settings across the county. Demand for this provision has increased dramatically since the pandemic, creating many challenges and resulting in a need for the school to significantly improve.

To secure a successful future for staff and pupils, a transfer process is now underway – we (LSEAT) are working closely with the existing providers to ensure a smooth transition.

This will include relocating the school to improved, purposeful buildings within the area, which are better suited to the needs of pupils. We are also focused on expanding and strengthening our staff teams across the school.

We are now seeking to recruit three Family Liaison officers to join us at this exciting time.

This is a key role to support our pupils’ families in supporting our pupils.  To engage with parents, carers and families to provide early intervention, support and guidance to increase engagement with the school and therefore improve learning outcomes for pupils . Family Liaison officers provide advice and guidance to parents and carers where needed in relation to: meeting the emotional needs of pupils; consistent discipline; healthy eating; attendance; sources of advice and guidance within the local community and via other agencies.  You will liaise with other agencies supporting families and assist with referrals as appropriate and work with the school management team to develop action plans and undertake individual case work with families to support them in addressing issues which might be impacting on their pupil’s learning.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and supportive. Whilst experience of working with young people would be advantageous, the ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships and champion young people who have struggled to access mainstream education is key. 

Ideally you will have experience of working with children and their families. You should be willing to learn and keen to develop. Appropriate training will be provided for the right candidate.

The hours of work are 8.30am–3.30pm, Monday to Friday (exact working pattern to be discussed at interview and agreed on successful appointment).  We are a warm, friendly and supportive team, with additional benefits, such as free daily lunch.

If successful, you will be employed initially by London South East Academies Trust.

You will be ambitious and aspirational for your pupils, with drive and determination to improve outcomes for all. In return, you will be joining a hardworking team that is committed to successful change and transformation; with a shared vision of improving lives through the power of learning. We place the outcomes of our pupils at the center of everything we do so you will come to work each day knowing that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Please follow the link to apply.  Family Liaison Officer (3 roles) in East Sussex Academy - LSEAT

For further information about College Central and the Trust, please visit the SABDEN website by clicking here: www.sabden.org.uk

For further information regarding East Sussex Academy please visit: London South East Academies Trust (lseat.org.uk)

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS)

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.


The Academy 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 an 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.