Community Support Officer vacancy at Parkwood Academy

Salary: £14,562.00 - £15,151.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Regional Recruitment
Location: Sheffield
Closing Date: 25/02/2022 09:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 04/03/2022
Start Date: 04/04/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Pastoral supprt
Pay Grade: SCP 4-6
Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Advert

Parkwood Academy is seeking to appoint a Community Support Officer to provide educational support for individual students and cohorts across the Academy and to build strong links between the Academy and the Roma community.

The ability to speak Roma Slovak is essential.

To identify and work with targeted individuals, small groups and their families to promote integration and inclusion To work as part of a team to support the learning behaviour of students improving attendance, attainment and aspiration

  • Assist in lessons and on educational visits when appropriate supporting with small withdrawal groups who may need additional support in terms of understanding the Academy’s behaviour standards
  • To maintain contact and provide support for parents as appropriate and to communicate with parents of pupils who do not adhere to the Academy expectations.
  • Promote correct behaviour on corridors during lesson change over time and at all others times whilst students are in uniform but in unstructured activities based in or near the academy.


For full details of the role, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

All applicants should note that our school operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, and procedures are rigorously and consistently applied.

Salary - NJC 4-6 - £14,562 - £15,151 FTE - £18,933 - £19,698

As a trust we offer:

  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme

Parkwood E-ACT Academy

A forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:

  • One that takes great pride in providing ‘a culture that places the individual child at its heart’ and a ‘school community that works together to secure improvement.’ We want every child and staff member to stand out from the crowd and feel proud as part of our exciting journey towards achieving world-class status
  • In a state of the art new building built in April 2012, we are privileged enough to work in an academy which offers both a modern and practical learning environment, along with locally unrivalled, inspiring surroundings for both staff and students alike.
  • A “high energy” and rewarding place to work and our staff make daily positive impact upon our learners. We have a strong belief that if students enjoy learning and are equipped with the tools to succeed, then they will achieve at the highest level.
  • Ofsted good rated in both 2014 and 2018, Parkwood students are noted as making strong progress from their starting points despite joining the academy typically below the national average for attainment. Furthermore, disadvantaged students and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are making swift progress

Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 28 academies across the length and breadth of England. Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy and extend to people and their communities across the country.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve. In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.

Find out more at

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community

File Attachments

File Name Description
Community Support Officer JD and PS (1).pdf Community Support Officer JD

Safeguarding Information

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

​​​​​​​E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
GCSE Maths and English grade 4-9 (A-C) or equivalent