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Virtual Schools Business Support Officer

Worcestershire Children First
Worcester, Worcestershire
£19,432 to £21,159 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

Job Title: Business Support Officer
Team: Virtual School
Salary: £19,432 to £21,159 per annum
Term-time only (39 weeks + 10 days)
35 Hours per Week
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 Business Support Officer you will be joining our supportive, solution-focused and dynamic team to provide a range of business support activities to enable the service to meet its statutory obligations and provide timely and effective services to children, young people, their families and carers.

For further information, please contact Matthew Stiles, Virtual School Headteacher & Education Engagement Lead, at

You’ll find an overview of some of the benefits in a document attached to this job advert so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer 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 forms to


Application Closing Date: Thursday, 11th July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Thursday, 18th July 2024




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