Education Welfare Officer - Business & Operations

 Education Welfare Officer – Grade F (£28,672 – £32,234) Actual salary £24,443 – £27,480 pro rata     

Work Location: Exeter and Plymouth

Appointment type: Full time term time only (37 hours per week 39 weeks per annum)

Job term: Permanent

Required from: ASAP

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 30th November 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd December 2021

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 18 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.

The Trust are seeking to appoint an Education Welfare Officer, to join the in-house Education Welfare Service to promote positive attitudes towards regular academy attendance across the Trust schools, to improve attendance levels and to support the requirements of the Trust schools to fulfil their legal obligations.

We are seeking skilled and enthusiastic individuals to promote good attendance and punctuality and to support the families of children that attend our schools, in ensuring that their child attends school regularly and on time, and to help them overcome any other barriers they may face.

The successful candidates will monitor the attendance of children and provide support to families where attendance falls below a good level. The EWO will also support families in a wide variety of other ways, including helping parents extend learning at home, involving parents in the life of the school and supporting families by working with different agencies through the Early Help process.

This is a unique opportunity, where you will be able to develop your skills and experience to positively enhance the learning and life experiences of pupils who are keen to learn.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person. We are seeking:

  • An experienced and highly skilled professional with a proven track record
  • A driven and effective team player who will work well as part of this new in-house service
  • An individual who can cultivate effective working relationships with parents and families, sometimes delivering tough messages with care and sensitivity
  • Someone passionate about making a difference to children’s lives with high levels of integrity, courage and a commitment to school-to-school collaboration

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with dedicated and committed staff teams across our growing Trust
  • First class professional development and on-going career development
  • The chance to make a difference to the lives of children and families

If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.  For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact Nick Murray, nick.murray@tedwraggtrust.co.uk

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 30th November 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 3rd December 2021

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk by midday on the closing date.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website https://www.tedwraggtrust.co.uk/vacancy/

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.