17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time: 35 hours 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 7 - £26,421 - £30,296 (pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Post Title: Family Manager

Grade: 7

Responsible to/ Line Managed by: The Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Weekly Hours: 35 hours 8am – 4pm Monday - Friday

The Family Manager’s main role will be to improve pupil progress and achievement by helping to minimise barriers to learning and maximise pupil engagement. Enabling them to achieve their full-potential. In doing so strong links between parents and external agencies will be established.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be accountable to the Headteacher/Inclusion lead/SLT

  • To undertake a range of work to support family development with a focus on working together to safeguard children. To contribute to the school’s family support work by offering home visits and help in dealing with specific issues e.g behaviour management, housing and debt management.
  • To undertake home visits as and when required to support the school in order to help families better met the needs of the children
  • To carry a caseload of specific families and use effective and accurate assessments, recording, planning interventions and the school’s Safeguarding Policy.
  • To contribute to the review of policies - developing local guidelines, where appropriate.
  • To maintain and encourage innovative practice and keep up-to-date with new legislation and developments.
  • To manage the day to day running of both attendance and safeguarding in school. Working with families in school and those to be admitted in to school.

  • To work with families and the local community in conjunction with stakeholders and partner agencies to ensure provision of co – ordinated services for children and families in the catchment area. To take a lead in the completion of Early Help Assessments and participate in multi-agency meetings.

  • To be accountable to the Head Teacher / Inclusion Manager to ensure evaluation of effective provision for identified families.

  • Work effectively and collaboratively with senior leaders, teachers and support staff to ensure effective support for all pupils. Participate in regular team meetings

  • To present reports to senior leaders and governors on safeguarding provision for identified families and demonstrate the impact of this.

  • To be a positive team member with a ‘can do’ approach to meeting the needs of children no matter the adversity.

Transfer of information and assessment

  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.

  • To review the attendance data of pupils and liaise with locality services and families in ensuring an improvement where there are identified concerns.

  • To develop initiatives and strategies to encourage good attendance of identified pupils.

  • To work with the office staff to produce leaflets, certificates and information for parents where needed.

  • To assist in effective transfer of pupil information from school to school in order to establish smooth transition.

  • To support in the identification of children’s unmet needs and act appropriately to meet these, by referring on to other agencies, complete early intervention records including an Early Help Assessment.

  • To take an active and lead part in reviews such as Child Protection, Child in Need and Team around the child.

  • To participate in providing individual pastoral support to ensure all needs are met within school.

Mentoring and Support Programmes

  • Work with families on a 1-1 basis acting as listener, encourager, advisor and motivator.

  • To work with families whose home circumstances present significant barriers to learning.

  • Engage hard-to-reach families.

  • To work in partnership with parents in focusing on their children’s learning, including their emotional and social development both within and outside the classroom.

  • To provide ‘drop-in’ sessions for pupils at lunchtimes and playtimes. To offer a lunchtime school club based on the development of social skills.

  • To maintain regular contact with families and carers. Organise opportunities for parents/carers to engage in school activities and build positive relationships.

Multi-agency working

  • To be responsible for safeguarding children and reporting concerns in line with the Local Authority and the school’s Safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • Develop a bank of contacts that can be drawn upon by staff / parents to support children and families identified.

  • To liaise with the range of outside agencies who are available to support young people and their families and refer on where necessary.

  • To liaise with the established systems within the school in order to access specialist support from appropriate sources.

  • To develop 1:1 sessions based on the support given by multi-agency teams.

  • To compile reports and present information on multi-agency panels in order to safeguard pupil welfare. This includes out of school hours should meetings be arranged in this time. (Time back will be offered in lieu).

  • To contribute and participate in accountability visits

  • To positively promote and publicise the school and to take part in local events within the local area

Equality & Diversity:

  • Through the promotion of equality and diversity, ensure potentially socially excluded families are welcomed and reintegrated into the community.

  • To establish links and networks in the community to identify additional community support for families using the Children’s Centres or similar models.

Monitoring and Evaluating Pastoral Care:

  • To review the progress made by individual pupils and feedback to teachers and parents.
  • To monitor on a termly basis the impact of the work on pupil outcomes within school.
  • To develop action plans in order to improve pastoral care and pupil welfare throughout the school on an annual basis.

Human Resources

  • Line Manage support staff through the SEMH offer

  • To assist in the induction of training of staff in safeguarding matters

  • To support the SLT in developing and maintaining a cohesive team and participate in regular meetings

  • To undertake and lead training as required

General Qualifications & CPD

  • Good computing skills
  • To comply with Health and Safety & Safeguarding Procedures
  • To undertake training & development in order to enhance the provision within school of Pastoral Care and Mentoring Programmes.

Additional Relevant Information:

It is in the nature of the work of school that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All staff are, therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises that tasks which are not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken. These additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work and they will normally be compatible with the regular type of work.

What the school offers its staff

Kirton Lane Primary School has a strong staff team and a supporting governing body who work successfully together to ensure our children make rapid progress in all areas of learning. Our most recent OFSTED (April 2024) judged the school to continue to be good.

We are looking to appoint a Family Manager to work with children and parents within our catchment area. Please see attached

Job Description and Person Specification for details

We can offer you:

  • Delightful children who enjoy learning
  • A hardworking team who are committed to promoting high achievement across the curriculum
  • Parents who show a keen interest in the education of their children
  • A commitment to support you in your own professional development

Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed, please contact the school for an appointment.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

  • Only written reference will be considered
  • References will confirm professional and personal knowledge, skills and abilities as referred to above.
  • Positive recommendation from current employer (if appropriate)
  • Disclosure of Criminal Convictions (DCC) Form
  • Satisfactory DBS Clearance

Pre-appointment checks: e.g. Identity check, documentation proving eligibility to work in UK, original qualification certificates, etc

Please ensure that completed applications are returned directly to the school –


Many thanks for your interest in this vacancy.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
225 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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