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The Westgate School

Welfare Officer (First Aid and Attendance)

Closing date: 03/09/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: EHCC Grade C (FTE £18,933 - £19,941) Actual annual salary £14,563 – £15,339

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year) 8am start (Monday to Friday)

Location of Role: The Westgate School

Job/Person Summary

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, welcoming and conscientious colleague to join our team with specific responsibilities for first aid, supporting pupils with medical conditions (such as epilepsy and diabetes) and to work as part of our wider administration team in promoting the strong attendance of children in our all-through school.


The successful candidate will be flexible in their approach, solution focused and be enthusiastic about supporting parents, pupils and colleagues.  Excellent interpersonal skills, a professional manner and adherence to confidentiality are essential skills for this role.  A background in nursing or welfare roles would be advantageous though not essential. 


The successful candidate will need to be able to manage a busy, reactive role demanding a high level of organisational skills without compromising on safeguarding and successful outcomes. 


A working knowledge of SIMS and Medical Tracker would be advantageous – although not essential as training will be provided.  As an all-through school, the role will include working in both our primary and second phases. 

The Westgate has an on-site, full time day nursery (0-5 years) and Health & Fitness Suite available to staff.

Equalities statement:

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

Application Procedure

Job Description and Application forms can be obtained via www.westgate.hants.sch.uk/vacancies

Closing Date: Friday 3rd September (noon)

Interview Date:  Week beginning 6th  September

Safer Recruitment

The Westgate School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Cheriton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AZ

Telephone: 01962 854757

Website: http://www.westgate.hants.sch.uk

Application form