Family Liaison Officer

Ref: SCH-PAT-0519
Establishment: Pontefract Academies Trust Location: The Kings School, Carleton High School Salary: £29,269.00 - £32,076.00 (£22,519.00 - £27,497.00 pro rata) Department: Pupil Support Job Type: Full Time Key Stage: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Closing Date: 15/07/2024 10:00 Interview Date: w/c 15th July 2024 Start Date: September 2024

Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent Contract Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks Hours per Week: 37.00 Weeks per Year: 44.700 Pay Grade: Support | SCP18 - SCP23

The Role

‘Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge? Do you have a genuine passion for making a difference? If your answer is a resounding 'Yes,' then you might be the ideal candidate we're searching for.’ 

 

About Pontefract Academies Trust 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.   

 

Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress.  

 

Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district and top 7% nationally for progress. 

 

About the role 

We are seeking enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Family Liaison Officers to become part of our pastoral teams at either Carleton High School or The King’s School. To find out more about the culture at our secondary schools please head to https://carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk/ or https://kings.patrust.org.uk/.   The candidates will work to increase pupil attendance across the schools.  We are looking for someone to work closely with our students and their families, to engage and support them to ensure they succeed in their education.  


Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will be responsible for  


  • Increasing pupil attendance across the school through leading and management of attendance strategies 
  • Engaging with parents and families via home visits or on-site visits to explore and offer support to improve student attendance 
  • Liaise with staff, parents, colleagues across the Trust, other education institutions and multi-agency partners to support pupil’s progress and overall development 
  • To plan and lead community engagement events 
  • Develop processes and procedures to improve the attendance systems 


This post is a 37 hours per week, term time plus two days, permanent contract.  We are seeking to appoint a Family Liaison Officer at both Carleton High School and The King’s School.   

 

What can we offer you?  

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 


Next steps 

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan.  To find out more about the culture at our secondary school’s please visit the Carleton High School website and The King’s School website. 


We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful schools through a visit, please feel free to reach out at recruitment@patrust.org.uk or give us a call on 01977 232146.   


Please click here  to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Monday 15th July 2024  


We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone.  


The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

 

Qualifications

Qualification Title Grade
5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4/Grade C or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent grades/qualifications) Grade 4 / Grade C or higher
Essential
Education to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable
Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
Desirable

Related Documents

Family Liaison Officer Job Description & Person Specification Family Liaison Officer JD PS July 2024.pdf Download

Safeguarding Information

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone.


The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

 

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