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Family Liaison & Safeguarding Officer

  • Employer: The Aspire Learning Federation
  • Reference: ASP/24/283368
Grade 4, Points 10-15
RJ Mitchell Primary School
Closing on 21/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time
36 hours per week.

The RJ Mitchell Primary School

Part of The Aspire Learning Federation

Tangmere Crescent


Essex RM12 5PP

Tel: 01708 551 684

E-mail: rjmschooloffice@theaspirelearningfederation.co.uk

Head of School: Mrs Feroza Wells

Executive Headteacher: Ms Victoria Morris


Family Liaison & Safeguarding Officer

Salary: Grade 4, Spinal Points 10-15. £29,139 - £31,440 p.a.

Hours: Full time post. 36 hours per week/52 weeks per year.

Contract: Permanent

Reports To: Head of School

Post Start Date: 1st September 2024


The Aspire Learning Federation was established in March 2022 between Elm Park Primary School and R J Mitchell Primary School. Both schools have a highly inclusive philosophy. We set high expectations for all our pupils and provide high quality pastoral care and support for our most vulnerable pupils. Anyone applying for this post will be employed by the Aspire Learning Federation and may therefore be required to work across both schools. In the first instance, this post is to work at R J Mitchell Primary School.

Our motto is ‘aspire, believe and achieve!’ which we try to live by every day. We want to ‘grow’ good people, who are inspired to make a difference to their lives and the lives of others.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our safeguarding team in the role of Family Liaison & Safeguarding Officer to support our children and their families.

The Family Liaison & Safeguarding Officer performs a key role in developing and maintaining effective partnerships with parents/carers and in promoting learning and well-being within our school. A primary function of this role is to support children to overcome barriers to learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a good understanding of and uphold safeguarding systems and procedures
  • Provide a positive offer of support to parents/carers
  • Support new families through the admissions process
  • Acknowledge the importance of the parent’s role in supporting their child to achieve
  • Deal with issues which may arise in a pupil’s home or in their education
  • Encourage parents to enter into a partnership with the school
  • Monitor attendance of individual pupils and liaise with EWO to support families.
  • Be able to open channels to discuss additional family support, training and other needs for individual families.
  • Be able to sign post parents and carers to avenues of support

This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference, significantly contributing to the education provision we strive to achieve at R J Mitchell Primary and across the Aspire Learning Federation.

The post will be 5 days a week, 36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly when required.


Please see a copy of the job profile for further details regarding the role and responsibilities of the job.

Informal visits to The Aspire Learning Federation at R J Mitchell Primary are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by telephoning the Office Manager on 01708 551684


Please apply online. 

Closing date for applications: 21st June 2024

Interviews: w/c 1st July 2024


The Aspire Learning Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Everybody who works for the schools within The Aspire Learning Federation is expected to promote and share this commitment.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

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