Child and Family Liaison Officer


32.5 hours x 40 weeks 

£30,151-£33,945 (SO1) 

(From September 2024) 

Vale School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced Child and Family Liaison (Pastoral)/Senior Admin Officer. 

The successful candidate will ideally have: 

  • Educated to at least Level 3 including GCSEs in English and Maths, at grade A-C 

  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills 

  • Evidence of keeping up to date with relevant training 

  • Experience of working with families with proven knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

  • Experience of using and maintaining School MIS system 

  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with colleagues/partners, children and young people and/or vulnerable adults. 

  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation. 

  • Excellent ICT skills, including ability to write reports and e-mails, work with spreadsheets and social media. 

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to relate well to children and adults. 

  • Work constructively and flexibly as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities. 

  • Ability to persuade, motivate, negotiate and influence. 

  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities. 

  • Ability to engage with multi-agency support and to motivate additional support processes. 

  • Ability to work proactively, plan and organise work in order to meet project targets and deadlines. 

  • Knowledge and understanding of working with families requiring emotional support. 

  • Ability to deal calmly with different situations as they arise. 

  • Develop good relationships with pupils, parents and staff. 

  • Understand and respect the principles of confidentiality. 

  • Approachable with a good sense of humour. 

  • A strong sense of professionalism.  

  • Willingness to undertake further training. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to work on own initiative Well organised with good time management skills 

  • Proactive pleasant, friendly manner 

  • Where appropriate, to attend events and meetings outside normal schools hours. 

  • To undertake flexible working hours, working a split when required. 

  • Understand and demonstrate a willingness to promote positively the Equal Opportunities Policy of Vale School. 


We can offer you the opportunity to: 

  • Be part of an inclusive school, committed to developing and nurturing the potential of each child 

  • Enhance your career through excellent training and professional development 


The Vale is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.  

The Vale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As part of our Safer Recruitment checks, an online search maybe carried out in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.  

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs as a form of application.  

Closing date: 12 Noon Tuesday, 16th July 20024 

Interviews: Thursday, 18th July 2024 


Further details and application forms are available on our website at   


Visits to the school are welcomed. If you have any questions about the school or the post please email us at  



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