8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    28 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£28,770.00 - £32,076.00 Annually (FTE)

Family Liaison Officer job summary

Family Liaison Officer

Position- Part Time/Permanent

Pay Scale G £28,770 to £32,076 Pro Rata

Required for - 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

This is a new post for Chesterton Primary and we are currently looking for the right person to develop and grow the role.

We are a family of primary, secondary and special schools based across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Here at The Active Learning Trust we are hugely proud of our dedicated team of teaching and support staff, who are committed to improving outcomes for our children and young people. We are also proud of our record of retaining and developing our staff. All of our schools have a focus on professional development and offer clear pathways to leadership for those who wish to pursue them. Our staff also benefit from being part of our network of diverse schools and we regularly bring together colleagues from different schools to share best practice and celebrate achievements. To find out more about The Active Learning Trust please visit www.activelearningtrust.org.

The staff at Chesterton, the Active Learning Trust and Governors are dedicated to the growth and development of the school; together with the parents and local community, we work to promote high standards of achievement and behaviour. After our most recent Ofsted visit in January 2020, we continue to be a “Good” school and look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to our team to help the school on its continuing journey.

The role will include:-

Safeguarding (reporting, monitoring, attending meetings, referrals, supporting families, lead Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL))

Attendance Monitoring and Reporting

SEND support

School Office Administration Support

Lead First Aider

You will have experience of:

Working with children and families with social and emotional difficulties by offering individual strategies to address the issues

Successfully carrying out pastoral support interventions and programmes

Have excellent communication skills

Be able to work individually and as part of a team

Have experience of liaising with Social Care and other support agencies.

Have experience in referring families/children to relevant support agencies (non essential as training will be provided)

Have experience of Designated Safeguarding Lead role (non essential as training will be provided)

being confidential and professional


Successful completion of DBS forms and satisfactory clearance being received.

Successful completion of school Induction Training for Family Liaison Officer

Be able to demonstrate a reasonable standard of education with proficiency in literacy and numeracy to GCSE level or equivalent.

A relevant qualification such as NVQ Level 3 or higher or a minimum three years’ relevant satisfactory experience as a Family Liaison Officer or similar demonstrating the relevant skill level.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged, please contact admin@chestertonprimary.org to arrange

Active Learning Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Chesterton Primary School and the Active Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff to actively share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to the taking of satisfactory references and enhanced criminal record clearance in line with the need to create and maintain a safe culture in our recruitment.

Candidates called for interview, please note that references will be requested once you have confirmed your attendance for interview.

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About Chesterton Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
191 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Chesterton Primary School is a one form entry school in the north of the city of Cambridge. Our school is built around the values of Care, Respect and Persevere. We have a strong community to make sure everyone is included and feels valued.

The staff, the Active Learning Trust and Governors are dedicated to the growth and development of the school. Our focus is to build aspirations, overcome barriers and celebrate diversity in our community, learning and relationships. After our most recent Ofsted visit in January 2020, we continue to be a “Good” school.

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