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Education Welfare Officer

Job Description

Education Welfare Officer needed with the London Borough of Hillingdon

Start Date - ASAP

Location - Hillingdon

Contract length - Initially 3 months

Hours per week - 36 hours per week

Rate of pay - £23ltd per hour

Job Description

The Education Welfare Officer will play a vital role in ensuring that pupils receive maximum benefit from the education provision made available to them by assisting their regular attendance at school.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and review Attendance Plans for pupils and their families designed to help them overcome non-attendance difficulties.
  • Engage parents in attendance contacts and in formal meetings regarding poor attendance.
  • Deliver interventions directly to young people and/or the family unit and where required broker services, as part of the plan, from partner agencies, voluntary or community groups.
  • Be persistent in the engagement of families or individuals who may be resistant by using assertive, creative and practical engagement strategies.
  • Identify and work with the school and the family of pupils who persistently and severely absent, or at risk of becoming so.
  • Provide families with advice and guidance on the implications of non-school attendance and contributing to the process of applying due process, including legal proceedings in the event that statutory participation levels are not maintained.
  • Work and maintain effective communications with partner agencies and support family members in accessing and engaging with universal and targeted services as required.
  • Attend case conferences, statutory reviews, court and other meetings as required.
  • Maintain timely and concise electronic case records and written reports that evidence the work undertaken and the progress achieved.
  • Take statutory action against parents using penalty fines and preparing witness statements for the Family Proceedings or Magistrates Court when required.
  • Review termly attendance data with allocated schools to identify action to improve attendance for individual pupils and meet school attendance targets.


  • Experience working as an Education Welfare Officer or similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to school attendance and the law.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with families and individuals who may be resistant to engagement.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and timely records.
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Education Welfare Officer job, please submit your CV and a cover letter to .