Parent & Family Support Advisor, Somerset

Closing date:

Critchill Special SchoolSomerset

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Salary Scale – Grade 5 Points 11-15 depending on experience.
Contract term: Fixed Term

Parent & Family Support Advisor

Fixed Term (until August 2020)


Salary Scale – Grade 5 Points 11-15 depending on experience.

(Actual - £9051 - £9802)


This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with parents and families, aiming to improve children’s achievements in school.  Reporting to the Deputy Head Teacher, the Parent and Family Support Advisor will be based at Critchill School working directly with children and their parents/carers and external agencies to ensure all pupils have full access to educational opportunities and are able to overcome barriers to learning and participation. 

You will be able to relate well and develop good rapport with a wide range of people.  Able to deal with sensitive issues, you should be empathetic and able to achieve positive outcomes through effective communication and influencing skills. The role will be challenging and rewarding and requires excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to empower others, work collaboratively with staff and work autonomously.  Experience of delivering individual/group based support and understanding children within their family context is essential, as well as work experience within education, social care or the voluntary sector.

Critchill is a school catering for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties.  We can offer:

• Lively and enthusiastic pupils who thrive within a supportive environment

• Our strong, inclusive links with local mainstream schools

• Committed governors and parents who care passionately about their school

• A friendly and supportive team

• On-going investment in continuous professional development opportunities 


Visits are warmly welcomed, please contact the office on 01373 464148.


Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week (term time only). 

3 days per week - Preferably Monday, Tuesday and Friday (negotiable).  

Working hours to be agreed.  


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for the role.


For further information or to apply please visit the website at http://www.critchill.somerset.sch.uk under the Welcome banner or contact the office staff on 01373 464148.  Visits to the school are encouraged.


Critchill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including Gaps in Employment checks, contacting past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Contract type:    Part Time (Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2020) 

Closing date: 16th December 2019 12 noon

Interview date: 6th January 2020


Please note that, due to the high level of interest in our staff vacancies, we are only able to contact applicants who have been shortlisted for interview.  




More about Critchill Special School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Nunney Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 4LB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1373 464148