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Family Support Worker

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Hollingwood Primary School , Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 5 FTE £27803.00 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
28 April 2024


We are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker who is caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. You would be joining an exceptional and supportive team of professionals, who are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and our mission to make every day count for the children. Each of our individual roles has an impact on the future of our children and so, we put them at the heart of the decisions we make and the services we provide.  

We often describe our school as a ‘lottery win’ because it feels like we’ve hit the jackpot when we look around at our community, the children and our building. We are a really happy team, excited to develop our team even further.

Hollingwood Primary School, is part of The Flying High Partnership which consists of two distinct parts: Flying High Trust and Flying High Futures. Flying High Trust is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 primary schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Nottingham City. Our Flying High family work hard to deliver the best possible opportunities to our children. Through this partnership we are proud of our achievements and are recognised as one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts (MAT) in the country. Flying High Futures provides professional learning internally for staff across the Trust, and externally through Department for Education national programmes. Forming part of Flying High Futures is the Flying High Teaching School Hub, Flying High English Hub, and the Flying High cohort of Inspiring Leaders teacher training.

We can offer you: 

  • A fantastic working environment, in our lovely school at the heart of the Hollingwood Community.
  • A team that support each other and work together for the benefit of children in our school 
  • Support to develop you within this role, to be the best you can be, and to help you develop for your next career step 
  • An opportunity to be part of a supportive, developmental partnership
  • The opportunity for quality Continuous Professional Learning
  • A varied job where no day is the same!
  • The opportunity for flexible working and generous holiday entitlement.
  • Pensions scheme with generous employer contributions.
  • An organisation committed to supporting and enabling all staff 

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Is passionate about supporting vulnerable children and families. 
  • Is interested in education and its impact on the lives of children.
  • Has an excellent knowledge of up to date safeguarding policies and procedures. 
  • Has experience of working with families to overcome barriers to ensure their child reaches their potential at school.
  • Has experience of working with professional agencies including social care. 
  • Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Can work effectively with and without direction.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Is a team player.  
  • Has an eye for detail.
  • Is willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. 

Your core duties will be: 

  • To establish trusting relationships with our children and their families, particularly those with emotional needs and learning barriers.
  • To work successfully alongside colleagues to support identified families, offering advice, support and guidance.
  • To act as a core member of the Safeguarding team, attending meetings as required and ensuring the Schools Safeguarding system is kept up to date.
  • To liaise with external agencies, including early help, and establish successful, professional relationships. 
  • To support families to improve pupil progress and achievement by helping to ensure good school attendance.

For further information about Flying High Partnership, visit our website or have a look at our Recruitment Information Booklet where you can hear from our CEO, Staff, and Children from across the Partnership. 

Early application is strongly encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advert ahead of the closing date.

We welcome applications from both internal and external candidates. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

We would love you to come and visit our school and meet Chris Stewart, our Head Teacher, so you have a clear understanding of all we have to offer and how the role will work. Please make an appointment by emailing responses@hollingwood.derbyshire.sch.uk

Please Apply using this link: Family Support Worker | Flying High Partnership Trust


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.