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Virtual School Learning Advocate

Worcestershire Children First
Worcester, Worcestershire
£33,785 - £37,123 - 35 hours TTO 38 weeks + 10 days
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Virtual School Learning Advocate
Salary Card: Soulbury Scale 1 – 4, Term Time Only 38 weeks + 10 days pro rata
Salary: £33,785 - £37,123
35 Hours per Week
Location: County Hall, Worcester

The Role:
Worcestershire Virtual School fulfils the Local Authority’s statutory duties in ensuring that children and young people in care, previously in care and those with a social worker receive the best possible educational provision and outcomes.  We work with children, young people and their families as well as colleagues across Education, Social Care and Health to ensure our children and young people reach their full potential.
As Virtual School Learning Advocate you will provide support for a cohort of statutory school age Worcestershire Children who are Looked After (CLA).  You will promote high expectations for our CLA within our educational settings, prioritising their needs to secure a good quality education and positive outcomes. You will support the early identification of barriers to success, providing guidance and challenge to schools to implement targeted interventions at the earliest opportunity, thereby promoting a culture of high aspiration for every CLA.
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 the Worcestershire Virtual School. You will be joining a highly supportive and motivated team, committed to improving the outcomes of our children and young people in care.


You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include: 
• Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
• Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
• Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

How to Apply:

Applications are invited to apply for this role. 
Please find the Application form, Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please email your Application to

Application Closing Date: 11/06/24
Anticipated Interview Date: 20/06/24


Company info
01905 846666
Worcestershire Children First

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