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Education Welfare Officer

North Durham AcademyDurham, County

Principal:  Mrs A Sweeten

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multimillion-pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.

North Durham Academy is seeking to appoint an Education Welfare Officer.

Education Welfare Officer

Grade 4 – Term Time + 1 week

£20,771 - £23,393 per annum (actual salary for TT+1 working pattern)

The Education Welfare Officer is responsible for applying the attendance and punctuality policy and identifying children/families in need of support.  You will be expected to visit parents/carers in their homes to identify reasons for non-attendance and agree a course of action whilst offering support, care and guidance as required. You will lead CPD where appropriate, to support Academy staff in regard to attendance policies and procedures and in relation to improving attendance of groups and individuals.

The successful applicant will promote the culture and vision of the academy by being a positive role model to all students, upholding a vision of inclusion and learning.  Additionally, you will work closely with external agencies for both support for families and legal proceedings taken with families

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience of attendance and have at least 2 years’ previous experience of working with in a school environment, supporting young people and their families.  You must also have excellent communication skills, resilience, empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.

Applicants must have a clean, current driving license and access to a vehicle. For the right individual, this challenging post presents an unrivalled opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students.

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit TES or our website:

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.   Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to or submitted via TES on-line by Midday Monday 1st March 2021.

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment

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