Education Welfare Officer

WPA Education Welfare Services

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120Job Description:

WPA Education Welfare Services –

Education Welfare Officer

Location: Sutton and surrounding areas

Part-Time, Term Time Only: 3 days, 22.5 hours per week 

Actual Salary: £18,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual looking to influence a positive change. WPA Education Welfare Services are expanding therefore seeking to recruit Education Welfare Officers to work in Sutton and the surrounding area.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide welfare support to families and schools where there are issues affecting school attendance. Education Welfare Officers regularly liaise with schools, parents, and other agencies to provide support as necessary. Therefore, candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to problem-solve.

Candidates are expected to complete reports for schools and therefore the role requires a high standard of communication both verbally and in written form.

The role will involve carrying out home visits therefore a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. The successful candidate must also be able to adapt to working in different environments and be able to work under pressure and to deadlines.


Excellent communication skills.

Ability to liaise with Headteachers and other Senior Staff.

Mediation Skills.

Working knowledge of MS Office including Word and Excel.


Have a proven track record for delivering a service that enables pupils to receive their entitlement to education.

Support families in addressing all attendance matters and where necessary, enforcing relevant legislation to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to improve outcomes.

Be an experienced professional with the ability to reduce absence and increase attendance and achievement.

Possess the acquired skills to ascertain information relating to safeguarding and a child’s welfare and to contribute to risk assessment and the decision-making process.


  • Company pension
  • Subsidised medical schemes
  • Discounted shopping

The post holder must have a full driving license and use of a car.

We welcome applications from all interested candidates, who feel that they can add value to this role. 

*WPA reserves the right to interview and appoint the right candidate so early applications are encouraged.


Location: Sutton, Greater London

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