Family Liaison Officer, Southend-on-Sea

Closing date:

Southchurch High SchoolSouthend-on-Sea

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Essex Band 3 Pt 17 (Actual Salary £16420)
Contract term: Fixed Term

30 hours per week over 4 days to be agreed with Line Manager

Hours of working: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm - Term time only

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Family Liaison Officer to join our growing, supportive team to promote a positive attendance and punctuality culture.   You will need to work on your own initiative, have good organisational skills and work well under pressure.  You will be able to use data to identify patterns of absence of individual students or groups of students and ensure that this information is swiftly made available to appropriate staff. 

As the Family Liaison Officer you will follow-up on absence with students, families and staff as appropriate, in order to improve attendance, communicating effectively and building relationships with hard to reach families. You will ensure all attendance is accurately recorded to meet the government and school’s targets.

The Family Liaison Officer will work alongside key school staff.  You will make unsupervised contact with families in their homes to assess the reasons impacting on the attendance of individual students.  

You will be expected to develop a program of parental workshops to engage with parents/carers promoting positive attitudes towards education ensuring that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.  You will also encourage engagement with the school through attendance at parents’ evenings and other events.

You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly when dealing with young people.  You will also have the gravitas to deal firmly and authoritatively with parents/carers, 

Experience of working with families and home visits would be an advantage.  The successful applicant will hold a valid driving licence and have access to their own vehicle to carry out home visits, mileage will be reimbursed.

This post will be initially Fixed Term until the end of the Academic year, however there is potential for the position to become permanent depending on funding and measurable success of the post holder.

Closing date: 12.00 pm on Monday, 14 October, 2019 (late applications may not be considered) 

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

Interviews to take place week commencing 21 October, 2019

For more information or to visit the school please contact the HR Manager by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details.   Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to  Application

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.

More about Southchurch High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 900777
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