Job Title: Inclusion Lead Officer
Location: County Hall, Hertford/Remote Working
Starting Salary: £43,516 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £48,587 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Do you enjoy working in a high demand, fast paced, dynamic service and have a passion for education, working with schools and supporting vulnerable children and families? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Inclusion lead Officer within Integrated services for Learning.
The Inclusion Team is looking for a Lead Inclusion Officer to ensure the Local Authority’s responsibility for:
- Securing mainstream school places for those pupils who meet the threshold for the Hertfordshire Fair Access Protocol (FAP).
- Ensuring and advising on the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities in all matters relating to school exclusion.
- Line management of the Team’s Officers.
This is a fast paced, demanding role. Resilience and the ability to multi-task are essential.
Key day-to-day tasks include:
- Liaising with Head Teachers and senior school staff in seeking alternatives to permanent exclusion and in securing school places.
- Negotiating and liaising with schools/ESCs and other specialist services to secure support packages
- Offering advice and guidance to Head Teachers, parent(s)/carer(s) and school governors.
- Providing day to day line management and case supervision of the Team’s Inclusion Officers including advice, support and direction to Inclusion Officers to manage complex cases.
You will need to be degree education and/or have significant relevant experience of working in a similar field.
Knowledge of the School Admissions Code, the managed move protocol, Fair Access Protocol and working with vulnerable groups is highly desirable as is in depth knowledge of relevant legislation, DfE exclusion guidance.
- Experience of successful liaison with senior school staff including Head Teachers.
- Experience of effective and successful working in multi-agency settings and seeking solutions including the chairing of multi-agency meetings.
- Ability to work autonomously, establish credibility and prioritise conflicting demands.
- Ability to manage and to motivate performance.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of the needs and the factors that influence disaffection and school exclusion.
- Experience in the use of MS Word packages.
Whilst highly demanding the role is rewarding and will allow you to contribute to Hertfordshire’s Plan for Children and Young People (2021-26) by improving outcomes for the families, young people and children of Hertfordshire.
Closing Date: Monday 19th December 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 13th January 2023
For an informal discussion please contact: Loraine.firstname.lastname@example.org.