Children and Family Support Manager

Randstad Education
05 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Children and Family Support Manager at Park Community Academy

About Park Community Academy

Park Community Academy, Blackpool

OFSTED May 2018 – Judged to be an ‘Outstanding School’ in all areas

‘This school, above all else, is a happy and life-affirming place in which to learn and work’

'The school’s values radiate from every member of the school community'

‘All groups of pupils make exceptional progress at this remarkable school’

INVESTORS IN PEOPLE – GOLD ACCREDITATION May 2016 - ‘Staff recognise Park as a great place to work’

Park Community Academy is a Community Special Academy for boys and girls aged 2 - 19 years from Blackpool and surrounding areas. There are currently 273 pupils on roll.

Park Community Academy is a founding member of the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust.

From September 2015, the Local Authority commissioned Park Community Academy to deliver Post 16 provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. This is a co-located provision with Woodlands School situated off-site, based at Westbury Sixth Form Centre.

Westbury Sixth Form Centre offers a three-year programme providing education up to the age of 19- there are currently 33 students on roll (Year 12/13/14).

What are we looking for?

A candidate to lead a front line service, managing and coordinating work with external agencies, school-based colleagues, children and their families in order to develop positive home/school and multi-agency relationships that have a direct impact on children’s health, safety, well-being and learning.

The working arrangements will be set to best meet the needs of the school and will involve a flexible working pattern. Some duties will take place out of school hours, evenings, weekends and school holidays, to include leading the PCA Summer Activity Scheme and leading PCA’s Youth Club.

This is a temporary 1-year maternity cover/ Secondment Opportunity

This post is available as a temporary position for 1 year to cover maternity leave. The Family Support Team address the increasingly complex needs of a rapidly expanding school population at this large and popular Community Special School for pupils with moderate and complex learning difficulties (age 2 – 19)

Job details

37 hours per week (Full Year)

NJC Grade G Points 31 – 34

Actual Salary - £28,221 – £30,756

Closing Date: Monday 18th March 2019

Short-listing: Monday 18th March 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March 2019

NB: It is important to note that candidates are expected to attend on both days for interview.

The position will commence with effect from 1st May 2019. This is an established post and the successful candidate will lead, manage and coordinate work with external agencies, school-based colleagues and children and their families.

This position incorporates a flexible working pattern and includes Youth Club Leader responsibilities until 8.30pm one evening per week. The person appointed will be responsible to the Headteacher and will play an important role in family support, pupil welfare and safeguarding across the school.

What you need:


● A minimum of GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths.

● A degree, NVQ Level 4, HND, or equivalent relevant qualification in Child Development/Child Studies/Social Work/Social Care.

● Safeguarding Children Level 3 or above.

● A full current clean driving license and access to own transport is essential to meet the requirements of this post.

● Minibus driver license is desirable.


As this role is direct at the setting, your benefits will be discussed at interview / shortlisting / offer.

How to apply

Randstad Education working in partnership with the Blackpool Teaching School Alliance. Park Community Academy is a partner of this alliance and we are advertising this post on their behalf. Randstad Education has been supporting local schools for over 20 years and we are proud to support Blackpool children, families, education settings and staff.

If you are interested in this role please contact Effie Sharp on (phone number removed).

Effie will be able to discuss this role with you and give you further information.

Randstad Education and Park Community Academy look forward to hearing from potential candidates and we wish you luck in your application

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