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Penalty Notice and Children Missing from Education Management, Tracking & Monitoring Officer

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford
Salary
£26873 - £28770 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024
Reference
TW/TP/338/748

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Education - non-schools based
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

The Penalty Notice and Children Missing from Education Management, Tracking & Monitoring Officer is a new post to sit within the Attendance Support Team who support schools and education settings in Telford and Wrekin to identify vulnerable children who do not attend school in the usual way or who are missing from education. 

We are an experienced and supportive team who are highly regarded by the schools, settings and internal colleagues we work with. This post is in line with changes to legislation and the introduction of the National Framework for Penalty Notices. Penalty Notices are a delegated statutory responsibility for the Local Authority.

This permanent post is 37 hours per week.

The post holder will be required to carry out the duties of the Penalty Notice and Children Missing from Education Management, Tracking & Monitoring Officer as set out in the Job Description, including working with a variety of school staff, parent/carers and our internal colleagues. 

  • You will need to have a high level of experience in effectively using Management information Systems and Microsoft products, specifically Excel
  • You will need to work under your own initiative meeting the demands of the post.
  • Ideally you will have experience of school systems
  • You will be required to collect data and analyse and prepare data reports
  • You will also need experience in recording sensitive information
  • You will need to be approachable and friendly and able to quickly build a rapport with school staff and parent/carers and LA colleagues both within and outside of this LA
  • An ability to think on your feet and be flexible in your approach in order to meet need is also key
  • Although you will have regular supervision from the Team Leader, you will be required to manage your own caseload and time effectively. The role will suit someone who is able to work independently and use their initiative but who can identify when they need to seek advice.

The role offers the opportunity to develop your own expertise and to broaden your experiences through working with a range of legislation and different contacts. If you would like to work with a team that embraces change and is driven to improve outcomes for children and their families, then we would love to hear from you!

For further information or to have an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Attendance Support Team Leader, Kay Burford: kay.burford@telford.gov.uk 

The closing date is 5pm on Sunday 14 July 2024 and applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted for interview by 5pm on Monday 15 July 2024. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 July 2024. 

The targeted start date for this post is 01 September 2024. 

Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

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 At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

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Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here and the Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion Policy commitments here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email hrhelpdesk@telford.gov.uk

Company info
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Telephone
01952 380000
Location
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4JA
United Kingdom

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