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Education Welfare Officer (Tamworth)

Job Introduction

We have an opportunity to join our Education Welfare Service in a part-time role. 

You will be supporting the Tamworth District and also working closely with Education Welfare Officers across Staffordshire.

Main Responsibility

You will:

  • be required to work in close collaboration with central and district colleagues to manage referrals,
  • provide advice and share best practice between schools and trusts within the area,
  • deliver targeted support meetings,
  • organise district meetings, 
  • support children to access education,
  • work with internal and external partner agencies,
  • as well as address the complex issues of school attendance, child employment and entertainment.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have:

  • experience of managing attendance in a local authority, school or alternative provision settinga thorough understanding of the Education Act, Working Together to improve school attendance (2024 statutory guidance) , Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023 statutory guidance)
  • a good understanding of the complex factors which may influence issuing penalty notices, investigating and prosecuting for irregular school attendance, supporting children missing education, carrying out child entertainment and employment checks.
  • excellent written and communication skills,
  • the ability to work effectively in a busy team and be passionate about working with schools to improve attendance.

For more information about the role please contact: Alison Duggan, Deputy Head of Attendance and Inclusion alison.duggan@staffordshire.gov.uk

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 22nd July 2024

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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