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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Temporary Student Support Officer

REQUIRED TO START SEPTEMBER 2019

Student Support Officer

Temporary (12 Months)

42 weeks per year, 36 hours per week

Salary Grade: Bexley 08 Point 081 - 084 (£25,808 - £28,216 pro rata)

Actual salary: £23,696.32 - £25,907.29

           Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses

on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In 2018, 61% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9 - 4 / A*- C grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. At A’ level in 2018, 100% of the grades were A*- E with 41% at A*- B and 83% at A*- C.  Similarly high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at AS and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

Our Governors want to appoint a Student Support Officer to join the Student Support / Welfare Team. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work with our students and their families to further develop their ability as learners.  Liaising with members of the School’s Support / Welfare Team and external partners, this role will deal with issues, which are barriers to student’s learning.

The ideal candidate will possess sound report writing and organisational skills and have the ability to communicate effectively with all ages.

Qualifications in counselling/social work and experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace is essential. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

Please see below for an information pack.  

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: NOON WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2019.   

INTERVIEWS TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 19 JULY 2019