Staffordshire County Council

Looked After Children Education and Transition Co-ordinator

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Stafford, Staffordshire
£36,876- £40.760 per annum
12 Nov 2021
01 Dec 2021
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Looked After Children Education and Transition Co-ordinator (Stafford and South Staffordshire)

Salary:  £36,876- £40.760 per annum (pro rata)

37 Hours per week –Fixed Term starting February 2022 to cover maternity leave.

Staffordshire Virtual School for Looked After Children is responsible for promoting and driving the educational attainment and outcomes of children who are looked after or previously looked after from 0 – 25 years.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic person with knowledge of the education and care systems, and how they impact on children's education to co-ordinate the education of children in care in the Stafford and South Staffordshire area to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be contributing to raising the standards of educational attainment, achievement and attendance of Looked After children.

What you’ll bring

You will need to be passionate about improving educational outcomes for young people in care, with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and have experience of working with both teaching and social care professionals.

Recent experience of working with schools in a support and challenge role would be desirable as well as an understanding of strategies to promote attainment and progress of disadvantaged groups and an understanding support for children with special educational needs.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 01/12/2021
Interview Date: 07/12/2021

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Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts