Family Liaison Officer - Child Protection (Ref: 2023_145)
Broadlea Primary School, Newport Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PE
Grade 8 Scale A-E, (Actual: £24,232 to £26,749)
Contact: Broadlea Primary School, Newport Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PE
Tel: 01983 402403 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website: www.broadleaprimary.co.uk
Vacancy Reference: 2023_145
Closing Date: 03/02/2023
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week (Term time + 10 days)
Broadlea Primary School
Newport Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PE
Tel: 01983 402403
Headteacher: Ms Sharon Freeley
Required for: February 2023
An exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate to support families and children.
Broadlea Primary School is a 1.5 entry, community school on the southeast coast of the beautiful Isle of Wight. At Broadlea we have high expectations of all pupils and pride ourselves in striving for high attainment within a happy, safe, positive and caring environment.
We are seeking to appoint a motivated, well-organised person to be responsible for supporting and advising our children and families. Ideally, you will have experience of working with children, be familiar with the primary school environment, and have a relevant qualification or relevant experience.
We are looking for a FLO who:
· has outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
· is passionate to support in the delivery of change for families and children
· has a high level of emotional resilience and intelligence
· has a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
· has substantial experience of working with children and their families in an educational, social or health setting
We offer motivated children who are keen to learn, a supportive community, high quality professional development (CPD) and support, including dedicated clinical supervision with an Educational Psychologist, and the opportunity to work with experienced and skilled staff across the school and the Island.
Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Mandy Ringer in the school office on 01983 402403 to arrange a visit or speak to the Headteacher, Sharon Freeley, who will be happy to discuss the post.
This position is to start February 2023 – final date to be agreed with the successful applicant.
Application packs are available through the school website at www.broadleaprimary.co.uk
Completed applications should be returned to the school.
Broadlea is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
This School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023