Area Learning Advocate for Post 16
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)
AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN WORCESTERSHIRE CHILDREN FIRST VIRTUAL SCHOOL TEAM
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 email@example.com
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.