The role of the Virtual School for Children in Care and Previously in Care has been extended to include all Children with a Social Worker.
This post involves working in partnership with schools, social workers and teams across Families, Children and Learning, to support, challenge, and champion the inclusion and education of Children with a social Worker, in order to raise the educational outcomes of this group of children and close the attainment gap.
Interview date: Thursday 13th October 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Wilson - Virtual School Lead on 07787 697 696
About the role
This post involves working in partnership with schools, social workers and teams across the council to support, challenge, and champion the inclusion and education of Children with a social Worker, in order to raise the educational outcomes of this group of children and close the attainment gap.
We are looking for someone who has a proven track record of securing better educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, who can work strategically to enhance partnerships between educational settings and the local authority and promote practice that supports children’s engagement in education. The successful candidate will hold high aspirations for this group of children, in turn helping all agencies to do the same. A clear commitment to demonstrating a positive impact on the attainment and attendance patterns of this cohort of children is a prerequisite for this post.
Three additional SPA’s (performance-related salary increments) are attached to this post, taking the maximum salary to £44,758.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).