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Assistant Family Support Worker


Cliffdale Primary Academy wish to recruit an Assistant Family Support Worker to join our amazing growing team! At Cliffdale we are a strong and outstanding team who are committed to ensuring our pupils enjoy their learning and develop skills. We are a happy and supportive community, dedicated to providing amazing opportunities for our children and working closely with families to support them.

The role of the Assistant Family Worker will work closely with our Family Support Worker as well as working alongside all members of our school community. This includes families, carers and professionals from a range of agencies who, together, ensure that our pupils receive all the support they need to access school, home and the wider community successfully.

Personal attributes

This post brings a wonderful opportunity to join our school. You need to be someone who is passionate and committed to working with families and children with special educational needs, making sure they achieve the very best and still have fun along the way!

Salary & Benefits

33 hours a week, term time only

Pay Band 5 + SEN Allowance

TTO salary £18,845 - £20,168 (FTE £24,362 - £26,073)

By joining the Cliffdale Primary Academy team, we offer you:

  • SEN Allowance with an increase after 3 and 5 years of service
  • Excellent staff induction with a commitment to high quality professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward thinking school
  • A happy, committed and supportive community
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with the option of a 50/50 contribution to build over time
  • 17.9% employer pension contribution
  • Confidential Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service
  • Life Insurance - 3 times annual salary (for members of the pension scheme)
  • Wellbeing Inset Day to support the wellbeing of our staff
  • Free onsite parking
  • Increase of paid weeks after 5 years of service from 45.1 weeks to 45.9 weeks
  • CPD opportunities to support Career development
  • Employee Referral Scheme

The hours for the Assistant Family Support Worker role should ideally include some flexibility, for example an earlier morning to support a family to get their child ready for school if needed.

However, the core hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday 8.30am – 3.30pm and until 4.15pm fortnightly, Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm and until 3.15pm fortnightly.

You will work for 39 weeks of the year; however, you will be paid for 45.1 weeks??.  Your salary will be paid over 12 months of the year.


Cliffdale Primary Academy
Battenburg Avenue

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Deadline and how to apply

Please complete a Solent Academies Trust application form and specify if you have a choice of role, accompanied by a letter of application. In your letter, please describe the contribution you feel you can make to the achievement of pupils at Cliffdale Primary Academy.

Please note we will only accept applications completed on our Solent Academies Trust application form.

For any questions or to submit your application, please email our HR team recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info

Closing date for applications is 22nd September 2023.

Interviews will be held on  26th September 2023.

Equal opportunities

Solent Academies Trust welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the academy’s application form will be accepted Solent Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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