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Hidden Children Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/12357/11590
  • Published: Wed 16/12/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/01/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36,922 - £39,880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 4AH

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Hidden Children Officer

Job introduction

Do you want to make a difference shaping a new role and working with a committed team of colleagues in Brighton and Hove?

Do you want to play a part in supporting better outcomes for children and young people in the city?

About the role

In the space between families, education providers, the third sector community and the council lies a role that at its heart is ensuring individual children and young people who are not in receipt of full time education are kept safe, are known about and suitably supported to make progress in their learning; so that they remain on course for a productive future. 

Establishing, communicating and championing the vision for each child and young person affected by missing out on education and guiding everyone involved towards it takes persistence, persuasion, empathy and understanding.

We want to ensure no child slips between services or is left unsupported and that is what you will be doing. 

If you want to find out more and start 2021 with a focus on supporting families and those working with children and young people please contact Richard Barker, Head of School Organisation at for an in formal discussion.  

We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.