2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

18640.30 - 19609.35

Family Support Worker job summary

Family Support Worker – St Marychurch CofE Primary School and Nursery, Torquay

Salary: Grade 4, SCP 10- 13 £25,545 – £26,873 (prorata £18,640 - £19,609)

Hours per week: 31.25 – 8.30am to 3:45pm with 1 hour lunch

Weeks per year: 39

Contract term: Permanent

Location: Based at St Marychurch CofE Primary School and Nursery, Torquay

Start date: Sept 2024

Closing date: Monday 24th June 2024


We are recruiting a Family Support Worker to support the emotional and social wellbeing of our pupils. We are looking for someone who can build trusting relationships with both parents and pupils to help engage them with their education.  You will be part of a team that supports our most vulnerable pupils both in and out of the classroom.  You will work closely with teachers to oversee academic progress, monitor behaviour and attendance and help pupils with particular challenges that create barriers to their learning and wellbeing.

The successful applicant will have experience working with families, vulnerable people or children, supporting them with social, emotional, and mental health needs.  A knowledge and understanding of local resources and community and statutory services, including Mental Health Teams, Social Services, Health, CAMHS, and school and voluntary services would be useful as would an understanding of the Early Help Process.

St Marychurch CofE Primary and Nursery School is led by a newly appointed Headteacher, Mrs Bruten. Children are encouraged and given opportunities to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally, where love for our pupils and their families is a core value. We aim to show this in everything that we do in our school: in our lives as education professionals; in our relationships with the children and their families; and in our determination to provide the best learning and pastoral experiences for all children.

In joining us, you will be part of a friendly and welcoming staff team and a supportive community. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in an environment that has a strong focus on support and CPD whatever career stage you are at.


When completing an application please ensure you address all aspects of the person specification and list any additional strengths.


Tours of the school will take place on request. Please contact the school office on 01803 329070 to book. Please visit Vacancies | St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust (stchristophersmat.org) for an application form. Your completed application form should be returned by email to HR@stcmat.org by 9.00am on Monday 24th June 2024 Interviews will be held on Monday 1st July 2024.


Please note it is our process to apply for references for shortlisted applicants and to complete online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, for all shortlisted applicants. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Please visit the below website for our Trust policies and our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:


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 St Marychurch Church of England Primary and Nursery School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
307 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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