Family Support Worker – Blackpool Gateway Academy & Mereside Primary Academy Blackpool

Location: Working between Blackpool Gateway Academy & Mereside Primary Academy Blackpool

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, term time only.

Salary: £19,733 – £22,274 per annum (this is the actual salary)

Closing date: Monday 15 April at 10am

This is permanent position.

Our mission at School-Home Support is simple. We get children and young people back in school ready to learn, whatever it takes. Is this a mission for you? Yes? Then read on.

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our team and to make a difference in children’s lives every single day. As the Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families, in partnership with school staff to help improve attendance, punctuality and engagements in learning. You will also deliver a programme of casework to promote and improve educational outcomes for the children and their families we support.

You will have excellent relationship building and communications skills with a proven ability to communicate with a wide group of people. This is a varied and rewarding position and we are excited to be working with Southport Learning Trust towards achieving our ambitions and goals.

You’ll have previous experience of:

  • providing expert pastoral support
  • working and engaging with parents, carers or guardians, children or individuals through individual and/or group-based support
  • working in an educational or outreach environment
  • working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn
  • working with families from diverse communities


To view the job description please click here.

To apply for the role please download the application form here and then send your completed form to by Monday 15 April 2024 at 10am.

For an informal and confidential chat about the role please email

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please email or call HR on 020 7426 5000 if you need any special arrangements or adjustments to help you take part in this recruitment process.

As an employer we are committed to maximising staff wellbeing and creating an inclusive, safe environment where everyone feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. To find out more about our current initiatives and offerings, please view our EDI & Wellbeing initiatives document which you can find on our website.

As an employer we offer:

  • Perkbox membership
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance
  • Pension scheme


School-Home Support​ ​takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. All roles at SHS are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.