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Education Adviser (Early Years Manager)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/06/2019 23:59
£43,662 to £47,538
Hours per week:
29.6 hrs
Job Category:
Early Years
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Education Adviser (Early Years Manager)

Summary of Post

This is a diverse and exciting role which will suit a flexible, creative early years specialist.

As a member of Education Learning and Skills, you will work closely with senior leaders to plan, deliver and evaluate support for schools to inspire and support them improve their EYFS provision. This will include working alongside teachers in the classroom to improve and enhance the quality of teaching and learning, supporting the development of robust assessment procedures, enabling teacher to support children with SEND effectively and working with school leaders to improve outcomes. The creation, planning and implementation of an exciting training programme for schools which invigorates and challenges thinking, promoting reflection for those attending, is a key aspect to this role.

The role also involves leading, inspiring and motivating the work of Setting Support Officers and Early Intervention Officers. (All of whom provide information, support and guidance to the non-maintained sector of early years provision, which includes preschools, nurseries and childminders). As such, you will be expected to have a in depth knowledge of the EYFS statutory framework and other related documents, to be able to think and respond creatively to issues arising and be able to support staff in the development of support plans and the identification of interesting and exciting ways to work with settings.

As a key member of the EY Management team, you will work closely with the Senior Education Adviser and other managers to develop strategic service plans and to monitor the impact of the work of the EY team. Within this, you will lead on particular aspects of work across the team and with other departments or agencies as appropriate.

Main Duties

Create and maintain a highly competent and participative work environment through active leadership.

Promote professional standards by developing outcome-focused teams that understand their contribution to the service and wider Council success.

Provide expert, timely, accurate and customer-focused advice and guidance to managers in the specialist area.

Ensure the delivery of high quality, value for money and consistent services to customers in line with agreed service standards.

Contribute to strategic decision-making as a member of a senior management team.

Deliver the necessary information and reports to meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
Ensure the ongoing delivery of high quality and consistent services, identify achievements against plans and targets and ensure these meet relevant statutory requirements.

Set targets and monitor performance to ensure training needs are identified and addressed and work is delivered on schedule, so the service area is effective.

Provide or facilitate training and/or information sessions to departments and partner organisations to enhance their understanding of a relevant area of expertise or specialism.

Maintain current knowledge of specialist external industries

Contribute to the financial management and planning within financial regulations and business requirements. Monitor external spending on services to ensure they meet appropriate quality standards and that value for money is maximised.

Ensure that accurate budgeting, reporting and any necessary corrective action is carried out

Give advice to Council Members and departments, ensuring lawful Council activity.

Initiate, develop, recommend and implement policies. Work collaboratively across the Council and consulting with key customers (colleagues and partners)

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Qualified Teacher Status, with recent experience of teaching in the EYFS, especially Reception age children or recent experience of EYFS advisory work.

Ability to communicate, negotiate and influence schools

Excellent knowledge and understanding of successful teaching and assessment good practice in the context of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Good knowledge and understanding of Key Stage 1 and issues related to transition from YR

Detailed understanding of the recommendations of Ofsted for improving the quality of provision in the Early Years, as reflected in national materials, guidance and reports

Successful leadership team experience in schools and/or the non-maintained sector demonstrating the ability plan for setting improvement and raising pupil attainment for immediate and longer term gains.

Experience of leading curriculum development in Early Years Foundation Stage practice, involving a number of colleagues

Excellent communication, organisational, evaluation and team leadership skills

Proven application of ICT skills in teaching, learning, training delivery and management

Knowledge and understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and experience of working with a range of children and their parents/carers who have SEND.


Experience of planning and delivering training

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Webb, Senior Education Adviser (Early Years Manager) on 01454 863359 or email Rachel.webb@southglos.gov.uk.

Salary: ££43,662 to £47,538 (pro rata to hours worked)

Hours: 29.6hrs

Closing Date: 16 June 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC0064/920/SS

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Work closely with senior leaders to plan, deliver and evaluate support for schools to inspire and support them.

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