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Education Engagement Officer

Worcestershire Children First
Worcester, Worcestershire
£27,687 to £29,669 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Education - non-schools based
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Working Pattern
Full-Time, Part-Time

Job Title: Education Engagement Officer
Salary: £27,687 to £29,669 per annum
35 Hours per Week
County Hall, Worcester

(We also have an additional 27hr role within the Children Missing Education & Attendance Team - please note that this role is Term Time)

The Role
Worcestershire Children First have created a new role to support the Education Engagement Team that brings an exciting opportunity within our education services.

We are looking for an Education Engagement Officer (Absence Monitoring) who shares our passion for keeping children and young people at the heart of everything we do, providing a good education for all, and acting in a professional and timely way to protect children from harm whilst supporting and embracing inclusivity and diversity.

About Us
The Worcestershire Children First Education Engagement Team provides many statutory services to all Worcestershire residents for all Worcestershire schools. This role will be within the part of the team that has the focus of (School and Post 16 Identification) Tracking, Monitoring and Quality.

This includes Absence Monitoring within schools (including identification of children who are unable to attend school due to exclusion, medical needs or other reasons, or on a part-time timetable), Participation Monitoring of the Post 16 cohort (including providing careers advice and guidance to the NEET group), identification of children missing education or elective home education, and provision of Child Entertainment and Employment licenses.

We are seeking an Education Engagement Officer (Absence Monitoring) with a working knowledge or awareness of legislation and guidance relating to attendance and CME to ensure that the statutory responsibilities for children not attending school are met and who will work with Local Area partners, educational providers and colleagues across WCF, to improve outcomes for Vulnerable Learners, specifically those who are unable to attend school.

As an Education Engagement Officer (Absence Monitoring) you will support the Education Absence Monitoring Officers and collaborate with the rest of the team, other services (both internally and externally), and schools to ensure that those children not in education or not receiving a full-time suitable education are identified and where appropriate prepared for discussion at the weekly CCAS panel, whilst proactively contributing to the continuous improvement of the service.

For more information regarding the role please contact Matt Pooler, Education Engagement Manager at

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:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • 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
Application forms are invited to apply for this role.

Please find the 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 submit your application form to


Application Closing Date: Sunday, 21st July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: W/C 29th July 2024




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