Area Learning Advocate for Post 16

Salary from £30,974 up to £34,193 (with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points)
13 Apr 2021
28 Apr 2021
Job Ref
Worcestershire Children First Social Work Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours


Worcestershire Virtual School

Job title: Area Learning Advocate for Post 16

Grade of Post:   Soulbury grade (range 1- 4)


Term time only plus 10 days

35 hours per week

Based on the above criteria our offer to you is:

Salary from £30,974 up to £34,193(with an opportunity to apply for 3 additional SPA points)


Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional who will work as an education advocate for a Post 16 cohort of Worcestershire Looked After Children, receiving education/training or Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) both in and out of county.  As a Learning Advocate you will provide early identification and targeted intervention at the earliest opportunity and challenge the barriers to success, thereby promoting a culture of high aspiration for every CLA. 

The post holder will promote high expectations for all young people in care, prioritising their educational needs to secure ambitious aspirations. This is a new role within the Virtual School, and we expect all applicants should have knowledge of and experience in post 16 provision and a strong commitment to improving educational and wider learning outcomes. You will lead and organise the promotion of education achievement with partner services and agencies such as: post 16 providers, SEND teams, post 16 careers and guidance teams, social workers, personal advisers, outreach workers, foster carers/parents.

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 Worcestershire Virtual School. You will be joining a highly motivated team, committed to improving the life chances of our children and young people in care. Applicants should have knowledge of, experience in, and a commitment to, improving educational outcomes for post 16 looked after children.



For informal enquiries about the role and information, please contact:

Colette Maynard – Virtual School Head

Tel: 01905 843151


To apply please send an up to date CV along with a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to

The closing date for applications is the 28th April 2021

The interviews will be held w/c 3rd or 10th May 2021

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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