Virtual Schools Learning Advocate

Salary from £30,974 up to £34,193 (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points)
07 Jan 2022
07 Jan 2025
Job Ref
Social Work Recruitment Team Worcestershire Children First
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern
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Job advert

Worcestershire Virtual School

Job title:  Learning Advocate

Grade of Post:   Soulbury grade (range 1- 4)

Temporary for 12 months to cover maternity leave, part time considered

Term time only plus 10 days pro rata

35 hours per week

Based on the above criteria our offer to you is:

Salary from £30,974 up to £34,193 (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points)



This post has become available due to the current postholder taking maternity leave

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional who will work as an education advocate for a cohort of statutory school age Worcestershire Looked After Children, receiving education both in and out of county.  As a Learning Advocate you will provide early identification and targeted intervention at the earliest opportunity and challenge the barriers to success, thereby promoting a culture of high aspiration for every CLA.

The post holder will promote high expectations for all young people in care, prioritising their educational needs to ensure they can achieve their potential and improve educational outcomes to be in line with their peers. We expect all applicants should have knowledge of and experience in learning and teaching and a strong commitment to improving educational and wider learning outcomes.

You will need to use your own initiative, possess excellent interpersonal skills, first-rate organisational skills and demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines.

This post offers a great opportunity for a committed and successful professional to contribute to the development of Worcestershire Virtual School. You will be joining a highly motivated team, committed to improving the life chances of our children and young people in care.

For informal enquiries about the role and information, please contact:

Anne Griffin – Virtual School Education Co-ordinator

Tel: 01905 845405


To apply please send an up to date CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th January 2022

The interviews will be held on Thursday February 10th 2022

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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