Starting salary: £51,542 pro rata (18 hours)
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 2
Work Location: Crowndale Centre
Hours per week: Part time – 18 hours
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 25 September 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: 10^th October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
We have an exciting opportunity to work part-time (18 hours per week) as an Education Consultant where you would successfully develop and strategically lead either a cohort of Looked After Children in the Primary and/or Secondary Phase of education. You would lead the work to improve the attendance and attainment of these Looked After Children.
You would act as the education corporate parent and advocate within the professional network for Looked After Children, looking for ways to drive up improvements in the educational progress and attainment of Looked After Children, including those who have been placed in schools in other LAs.
You would support young people, often with a complex range of needs, by identifying the most appropriate education to meet their needs. You would support the child, school, social workers and carers by advising on how to meet the learning needs of the child. You would have an extensive knowledge of the network of related professionals who will also support Looked After Children.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
We are looking for someone who holds a QTS qualification and has expert knowledge and understanding of what constitutes quality education provision in both Primary or Secondary phase and strategies for raising Looked After Children engagement and achievement.
You will have a working knowledge of both Primary and Secondary education and excellent knowledge of the new national curriculum and assessment in either Primary or Secondary phase.
An in-depth knowledge of a diverse range of education provision, including alternate education options and how to establish a positive climate for improvement, particularly for pupils who need support with a variety of learning, behavioural, social, and emotional difficulties and SEND.
You will be able to work independently and have the ability to analyse, create reports and present data to senior officers and members within the organisation as well as Headteachers. Ideally, you will have substantial experience in working with vulnerable children and / or young people, coaching / mentoring / training schools, carers and experience with working with social services and mental health services and bring this wealth of experience with you to this role.
This is an exciting role where you can make a real difference.
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We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
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