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  • Closing date

    26 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 August 2023

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

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Full-time equivalent salary

£15,712.00 - £17,549.00 Annually (Actual) Grade E: £13.66 - £15.26 per hour. £26,357 - £29,439 FTE

First Federation Trust - Family Support Advisor, 25 hpw, 40 weeks per year (with the possibility of 2 part-time positions) job summary

The First Federation Trust, a multi academy trust of 20 primary schools across Devon, West Dorset and Plymouth is looking to recruit  an enthusiastic, and highly organised Family Support Advisor  to join our dedicated team to support a selection of schools in our Trust.  The successful candidate will based in either our Plymouth office or Newton Abbot office and will be required to  travel to  schools  across south and mid Devon.  We will consider applications for  2 part-time positions.

The successful candidate  will  work with schools to provide the best possible education for all and remove barriers to learning through supporting vulnerable children throughout the schools so they can flourish.  They will signpost and help coordinate the necessary multi agency approach to support and protect children and their families throughout the appropriate safeguarding responses. They will empower parents to help raise their child’s levels of attainment and achievement and ensure that parent-school relationships are as strong as possible, so children come to school ‘ready to learn.’  

The successful candidate :

Will proactively seek ways to remove barriers to learning through supporting vulnerable children and their families throughout the schools.
Is confident signposting and coordinating the necessary multi-agency support to enable parents to help raise their child’s levels of attainment and achievement.
Is confident leading multi-agency meetings and is familiar with Rights For Children.
Is confident delivering safeguarding training to colleagues.
Is skilled at developing relationships with children, parents and staff at all levels and is an advocate for the relational approach.
Is skilled at delivering interventions with children.
Will work effectively with the school team to improve attendance.
Is not phased by the daily challenge and variety that a busy primary school can present.

We can offer the candidate:

A warm and welcoming working environment.
An exciting and innovative Trust that will inspire and allow you to reach your full potential.
Collaborative support and ongoing professional development 
Employee Assistance programme
Cycle to work scheme
Opportunity to join the local government pension scheme

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure. Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website.  All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.



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 The First Federation Trust

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