Children in Need Advisory Teacher
Salary: PO1 (£34,884 to £37,722)
X1 Permanent, Part time (18 hours) position
Have you got what it takes to enable vulnerable children to achieve academic success, improve attendance and improve exclusions?
Does the sound of leading a new area of innovation within an edge of care team and part of the virtual school sound good to you?
Would you like to strengthen partnerships across children’s services in supporting children and families.
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
The London Borough of Enfield presents a unique opportunity to be part of a team to improve outcomes of the most vulnerable children.
About the role
As part of Enfield’s edge of care team and virtual school, the post holder will have responsibility for narrowing the attainment gap for children in need and those on a child protection plan. The post holder will be a qualified teacher who's work will include developing a new partnership opportunity with a network of schools, providing them and social workers with advice and guidance on best ways to narrow the gap for vulnerable learners; facilitating training for multi-professionals; strengthening education information shared as part of the statutory frameworks for children in need and tracking and monitoring attendance and exclusions.
We are looking to appoint a dynamic professional who has excellent knowledge of safeguarding in schools. You will need to have proven experience of working alongside schools in raising attainment for vulnerable pupils, including those with special educational needs.
You will be able to navigate the multi-professional network to ensure barriers to learning and progress are overcome. You will draw on your strong knowledge of safeguarding in schools and educational interventions to promote learning to enable the attainment gap for vulnerable learners to be narrowed. This will also ensure that strengthened partnership working between key partners and schools secures better planning for vulnerable pupils.
The role will be mainly based in the London Borough of Enfield, but the post holder may be required to travel across London. The role will also include leading and co-facilitating training or wider enrichment that may take place after school and occasionally on weekends.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. Your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight 22nd October 2020
Interview date: TBC
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Joe Fitzgerald on 020 8132 2293 or Florah Shiringo on 0208 132 2156 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.