THE DETAILS:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 15 July, 2024 12:00 AM

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Education Welfare Officer

Neath Port Talbot Council

Salary: £31,364.00 - £34,384.00 pro rata per annum

Temporary to 31/3/2025. Full time 37 hours per week/ 40 weeks per year term time only

We are currently looking for an Education Welfare Officer to join our team, to assist our drive to increase school attendance.

Attendance at school is a legal requirement, regular attendance at school has many essential benefits, which help enable a young person to achieve their potential. Working as part of a wider team of Education Welfare Officers and Attendance Support Officers, you will provide support, advice and guidance to schools, governors, other professionals, pupils and parent/carers to ensure the regular attendance of all pupils, within your allocation is achieved. You will work to identify the barriers to engagement and provide early intervention support, making referrals to other agencies where applicable and enable effective partnership working.

As an officer of the Local Authority your role is to assist schools to improve pupil attendance, reducing general absenteeism and persistent absences in the schools allocated to you. On occasions where improvement is not successful and there are no acceptable reasons for the level of absence, enforcement through fixed penalty notices or Court action may be necessary.

To be successful in this role you must have experience of working in a busy, challenging environment and vast experience of partnership working and able to demonstrate positive support to children, young people and their families gaining improved outcomes.

Although you will be employed by the Local Authority, Education Welfare Officers are currently based within individual schools. Experience of working with schools and improving the outcomes of children is essential, along with a solid understand of the use of management information systems such as SIMS/EMS/Capita One or other similar systems.

You must have a full driving licence and the ability to travel expensively around the County Borough. Occasionally you will be required to travel to meetings outside of the immediate area. Alternatively should you not possess a driving licence or vehicle; you should have the ability to travel for business purposes without unreasonable disruption to the requirements of the post.

You will have experience in/of;

To be successful in this role you must have experience of partnership working and be able to demonstrate positive support to children, young people and their families removing barriers to engagement and gaining improved outcomes.

Experience of working with schools and improving the outcomes of children is essential; along with a solid understand of the use of management information systems such as SIMS/EMS/Capita One or other similar systems.

You will need to have;

Minimum education:4 GCSE's in 4 subjects areas grade C or above, one of which must be either English or Welsh, plus Mathematics, or a qualification of a comparable level.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Hayley Thomas, Manager Education Welfare Service on

Phone: (01639) 686042 or

Email: [email protected]

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our schools/employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

Welsh Language skills are not required

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.