Prevent Education Officer
Fixed Term contact until 31/03/2022
**For existing employees this opportunity is being offered as a secondment, subject to eligibility criteria**
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We are recruiting to a fixed term appointment for a Prevent Education Officer to work across all schools in the city. The education sector has a vital role to play in the successful delivery of Prevent objectives. This is a high profile role responsible for supporting schools across all key stages and education personnel within the local area to deliver Prevent activity in order to increase young people’s resilience to terrorism.
The education sector has a vital role to play in the successful delivery of Prevent objectives. This is a high-profile role responsible for supporting schools across all key stages and education personnel within the local area to deliver Prevent activity in order to increase young people’s resilience to terrorism. The Prevent Education Officer (PEO) will report to the Prevent Co-ordinator within the local authority and will be responsible for leading on engagement with schools and other education providers, including early years providers and out of school education. The post holder is also expected to have sight on the further education sector where required, and liaise closely with the HE/FE Co-ordinator. The post holder will identify vulnerabilities and risk, deliver training and capacity building, and build and maintain a network of contacts within their local area to advance Prevent activity, including the wider local authority, police, Ofsted, Home Office and the Department for Education. The post holder should have significant prior leadership experience in the education sector, with good political awareness. The post holder will require excellent communication skills, and have the ability to manage competing priorities effectively. Secondments from the education sector are possible.
- Ensure all staff are given appropriate support and awareness of how to identify and respond to signs of radicalisation.
- Ensure appropriate safeguarding mechanisms for schools include provision for Prevent related vulnerabilities.
- Ensure engagement with Birmingham based local authority maintained schools free schools, academies and out of school settings to raise awareness of, and confidence in, Prevent reporting and referral pathways whilst also maintain engagement with existing schools.
- Identify opportunities to reduce the risk that children and young people are exposed to extremist views in out of school hours provision.
- Take a Lead role in the design and delivery of a range of multi-agency safeguarding training relevant to Prevent vulnerabilities for senior designated staff, school management staff and other staff in all education establishments.
- Provide an expert advisory service to schools and education settings on Prevent
- Provide advice and support to school leaders, staff, governing bodies and other sections of the Department on improvement plans for safeguarding policies and procedures.
Substantial experience of working with school leaders and governors.
Experience of working with community groups, and volunteers, and range of partners from both the voluntary and statutory sector, including other service users, local communities, carers and other agencies.
Experience of supervising individuals within a professional capacity
Experience of working under pressure and dealing with conflicting demands including working to strict deadlines
Relevant professional qualification in teaching (such as Qualified Teacher Status) or safeguarding/child protection (such as social work)
- This post requires an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.
- Relevant professional qualification in teaching (such as Qualified Teacher Status) or safeguarding/ child protection (such as social work) :- evidence will be required prior to commencing the role. Knowledge of the education sector is essential.
- You will receive supervision a minimum of ten times a year and you will be required to contribute to your Personal Development Review, which takes place annually with a mid-year review
- As service specific role requires to work evenings and weekends
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
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