Education Welfare Officer - Blessed William Howard Catholic High School

Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AB
Grade 8, £27041 to £31346 per annum pro rata
05 Oct 2021
20 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Are you looking for a job with good holidays to give you a healthy work – life balance?  Are you an excellent communicator who thrives on providing exceptional customer services?  We are seeking a team player to join our busy front office to deal with enquiries from members of the public, staff and students in a friendly and effective manner.

With a strong Catholic ethos that puts ‘love’ at the heart of its community, the school provides a haven where all can flourish.  Situated just outside the town centre and easily accessed by train, bus or the M6, Blessed William Howard is proud of its strong community links and its beautiful grounds. 

About the role:

We are seeking to recruit an Education Welfare Officer who will be responsible for improving school attendance, who will also act as family liaison/support and lead co-ordinated support.  The successful candidate will work directly with parents to help them understand and fulfil their legal responsibilities in relation to school attendance.  They will be required to work with both the school and other external agencies to reduce persistent absence, improve social/educational inclusion, and behaviour.  This role will require the successful candidate to be the schools Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Hours of work are currently 8.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8.00 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. on Friday. This post is term time plus 2 weeks. 

Closing date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 9am

Why Blessed William Howard?

  • A Christian community with a caring, secure and disciplined environment.
  • A wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • High academic standards.
  • A commitment to success for all.
  • Ongoing CPD for all staff

There is a warm atmosphere and the quality of relationships between all members of the school community are a particular strength. Pupils and staff are friendly, helpful, polite and welcoming to visitors.”  Diocesan Section 48 Report (December 2017)

For any enquiries please contact Mrs K Collins, Office Services Manager on 01785 244236 or All applications should be returned to Mrs Collins.

The position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.  Further details regarding this check are available by visiting This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Blessed William Howard is proud to part of the Painsley Catholic Academy, A company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales with company number 08146661.  Registered Office Address: Station Road, Cheadle, Staffordshire ST10 1LH.   Telephone: 01538 714944     Email: Web:

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