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Virtual School Advisor (Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Virtual School for Looked After Children is responsible for promoting and driving the

educational attainment and outcomes of children who are looked after from 0-25 years.

The Virtual School develops collaborative relationships with partner agencies and teams

both inside and beyond the LA. This role focuses on working with unaccompanied asylum

seeking children and care leavers.

Main Responsibility

This role is to work within the Virtual School Post 16 team as a Virtual School Advisor for unaccompanied asylum seeking children of all ages promoting and supporting their educational needs.

The role involves responding to identified areas of educational need within schools and settings for young people in public care under the direction of the education transition co-coordinator e.g.: -

· Where there is danger of exclusion.

· Where the young person has been out of school.

· Where there is poor or non-attendance.

· Where the young person is under achieving educationally as indicated by test scores, key stage results etc.

· To support education stability of looked after children

· To ensure effective transition planning

The Ideal Candidate

Will be proactive and passionate about securing the best educational outcomes for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

This is a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. For more information about the role please contact

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 a range of benefits.

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 Silver 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. 

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