Welfare Officer (maternity cover)

Oakway Academy
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

NJC Scale Point 14- 20 (£23,484 to £26,446 FTE) Actual Salary £20,189 to £22,735 per annum
37 hours per week (condensed working pattern Monday-Thursday; a five day working pattern would be considered on request) | 39 weeks per year (term time + one week)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable Welfare Officer to join our professional and experienced welfare team. The role of Welfare Officer is crucial in tackling underachievement by working in partnership with families and staff to enable children to have full access to educational opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, resilience and the ability to work under pressure.  In addition, the ability to carry out home visits in the local community is a key requirement of the role. Experience within safeguarding processes and procedures is essential and relevant training will be provided.

The post would suit someone who has experience and/or training of delivering welfare focussed interventions to children/families (e.g. emotional literacy, anger management, anxiety management, drawing and talking).

A visit to the Academy prior to application is highly recommended.

If you have:

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject and/or proven experience of working successfully in a pastoral support role for children & families
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to teamwork
  • the ability to carry out home visits in the local vicinity
  • a social care background or you are an active DSL

we would love to hear from you.

Oakway Academy is part of the Hatton Academies Trust. This expanding Multi Academy Trust is a family of schools collaborating in all aspect of teaching, learning and school management. The trust is dedicated to high standards of education for all our students, developing opportunities for all and passionate about lifelong learning.  Oakway Academy provide education for children aged 4 to 11, the Primary school has a rising role of over 600 children and is committed to serving the children and families of the community.

You will find a job description and further details about the post and the academy from our website:  https://www.hattonacademiestrust.org.uk/working-for-us/vacancies/  To apply for the post please complete and submit a non-teaching staff application form on our website. To arrange an informal visit to Oakway Academy please contact the Assistant Principal, Laura Mutlow, on 01933 678714 or admin@oakwayacademy.org.uk.

**This is an ongoing vacancy; immediate interviews are available for the right candidates**

Hatton Academies Trust are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, race, religion, disability or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Bureau Service check and any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references. *Subject to eligibility. T&C’s apply