Family Support Worker

Pay Range: Grade D ( £25,001- £30,183 pro-rata)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/02/2023

We are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker to work as a core part of our pastoral support team. The successful applicant will:

  • engage with and support parents/carers of children in years 7-11 to promote early intervention, high quality parenting (assertive, consistent, responsive and engaged) and identify where there are needs.
  • understand the needs of pupils supported by the pupil premium
  • maintain communication about specific pupils/ families with appropriate named persons in school, and provide detailed records of all meetings and interventions
  • provide a signposting support service for families through appropriate channels
  • work in partnership with other agencies and providers to deliver a range of family learning provision in the school;

The role is a challenging and fulfilling one and will build upon the strong foundations set up by our existing pastoral team. The team report directly to a Deputy Headteacher and is vastly experienced and central to our work in supporting pupils.

To discuss the role further, please contact Ms Amanda Wood (Deputy Headteacher) via email: [email protected]


Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, attending William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We firmly believe that school days should be the best days of your life and that schools have a moral purpose to extend the life experiences of their pupils. That is why we boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh cohort of any school in the East of England and we are also one of only two schools in the East of England to hold the Arts Mark Platinum Award. Character education and providing a wealth of different experiences to our pupils is important to us.

We were delighted that our last Ofsted inspection report noted that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and that “the breadth of curriculum opportunities available at the school is a real ‘gem’ in the school’s offer to its pupils”.

You will be:

  • Committed to the Trust’s vision and values
  • At the forefront of education practice
  • Inspirational and innovative
  • An outstanding teaching practitioner
  • A proven leader and manager
  • Experienced in curriculum design and delivery
  • Experienced in professional development and training
  • Able to plan and think strategically
  • An excellent communicator.



We are a Multi Academy Trust who wish to ensure our profession remains supportive and exciting. We believe that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salary with a defined benefits pension scheme
  • Significant and attractive benefits package


Please return your letter of application and completed form to:

 HR Department


c/o William Edwards School

Stifford Clays Road



RM16 3NJ

Email [email protected]


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.