We are seeking a Home School Liaison Officer to join a busy admin team based at a school in Taunton.
You will be responsible for improving the school's attendance rate through highly effective home-school liaison. Your main duties will include; monitoring lateness and attendance records; liaising with parents, staff and support agencies with regards to student absences; conducting home visits and parent meetings. Occasionally, you may also be required to provide back up support to Reception and First Aid.
This will be a busy and varied role, and would suit you if have previous customer/ people facing experience ideally gained in an educational environment. You will need to be confident to work with parents and pupils in an assertive manner but also have the ability to demonstrate compassion, empathy and understanding. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to deal effectively and professionally with people at all levels. Having knowledge of services that support young people and their families in the local area or having coaching or counselling skills would be a real advantage as would experience of working with young people. You will need first class office administration skills including an in-depth knowledge of SIMS and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook. You will also need to have a good standard of education, including C or above in GCSE Maths and English, and ideally educated to A-Level standard or equivalent.
This role will be a 2 year contract in the first instance with the possibility of extending depending on funding, 25 hours per week, term time only + 5 inset days. The salary for the role is £17,372 - £19,742 pro rata (£9,963 - £11,322 actual) - depending on experience and skills. We are looking for someone to start from September 2016 although this may be negotiable.
For more information please hit "apply". Due to the high nature of applications expected for this role we will only be able to respond directly to this candidates who closely match the role requirements.
Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.