Key Worker- Ref CH03717

Walsall Borough
Salary: G5 £19,238- £22,434 FTE (Term time only)
07 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
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Key Worker- Ref CH03717 

Salary: G5 £19,238- £22,434 FTE (Term time only)
This is a funded post for a period of two years 

Walsall’s Virtual School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional who will work as an advocate for our Looked After Children.  As a Key Worker you will work alongside schools, Early Years providers, social workers, health professionals, foster carers/parents, adoptive parents and a range of agencies to support the Virtual School in ensuring that all Walsall Looked After Children receive a first-class education with high quality outcomes.

This post offers a great opportunity for a successful professional to contribute to the development of the Virtual School. You will be joining a highly motivated and expanding team, committed to improving the life chances of our children and young people. Applicants should have knowledge of, experience in, and a commitment to, improving school practice and outcomes for children looked after.

For more information, contact Lorraine Thompson (Virtual School and Vulnerable Children Lead) on 01922 652837 or at

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 

Walsall Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Completion of a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check may be a requirement of this post. 

Closing Date: 16th August 2017
Shortlisting Date:  17th August 2017
Interview dates: 24th & 25th August 2017 

Information for applicants
Applications are invited using our online application form only.  If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:

All correspondence will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.

This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Employee Specification

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