Parental Involvement Officer Holycroft Primary School, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the school as a Parental Involvement Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and improving parental engagement, working with all parents to raise aspirations and improve outcomes for our pupils. They will source and organise a range of support for parents and families, including adult education, parenting courses and support groups. They will also help parents engage in school life, supporting them in organising events and promoting these events through newsletters, leaflets, posters etc. They will work closely with the Safeguarding and Families Team within school and visit parents’ homes when necessary.
The successful candidate will:
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Work collaboratively with leaders and staff across the school
• Have a knowledge of the diverse culture of the local community
• Be committed to safeguarding children and young people
• Have a proactive ‘can do’ attitude
• Have previous experience of working with children and families
in the community, a school or childcare setting
• Have an understanding of the principles of supporting parents
and in particular, barriers to learning or participation in events
• Be committed to their own professional development
• Good organisational skills
• Experience of organising activities
• Knowledge of local area and facilities available to families

Essential educational requirements

Maths and English GCSE Grade C / Level 4 or above

Essential qualifications

Maths and English GCSE Grade C / Level 4 or above

Essential skills and experience

• A commitment to lifelong learning
• Good people skills and an ability to communicate well and have empathy with family needs.
• Experience of working with disadvantaged children and families in the community.
• The ability to deal with sensitive issues in a professional manner, understand the need for confidentiality when appropriate and to ensure clear and sensitive communication with parents/carers.
• Have the ability to liaise with school staff and other agencies
• Experience of inter-agency working and an ability to work with other professionals.
• The ability to work as part of a team and participate actively in meetings and training and contribute to the development of the link between parents and school.
• The ability to prioritise and plan work and to work on own initiative and without day-to-day supervision.
• Efficient recording and report writing skills and computer literate.

About Holycroft Primary School

Victoria Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 1JF
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