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Senior Education Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/08/2020 23:59
£32,878 - £35,934 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
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Job details 

Closing date:
3 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a difference as a Senior Education Officer by providing expert advice and assistance in the implementation of the authority’s statutory responsibilities with regards to school attendance, school exclusion, performance licensing, child employment, Children Missing Education and Elective Home Education.

What will I be doing?

You will assess risk and follow up concerns related to young people who are missing education You may carry out home visits to ensure appropriate safeguarding measures are in place for young people who are home educated.

You will be responsible for the preparation, organisation and presenting of prosecutions in Magistrates Court in relation to irregular school attendance of children, you will therefore be required to be able to travel. You will also authorise and issue Penalty Notices for non-school attendance and take lead responsibility for Education Supervision Orders and Parenting Order enforcement. You will be required to chair Attendance Panel Review meetings.Therefore you will be required to communicate with colleagues, service users and partner organisations.
You will provide support to the Team Leader and where appropriate cover duties associated with exclusions and administering Fair Access Panel meetings.
How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.??

What we need from you:

You will be qualified, at degree level, NVQ4 or equivalent, in Education or an appropriate discipline or have equivalent level of theoretical knowledge related to the provision of services to children and young people.
You will need considerable experience of working with schools or education settings including knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and codes of practice, processes and procedures.

You should also be able to prioritise your workload and be able to work independently.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??

We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Monday 3 August 2020
Interview Date: Monday 24 August 2020

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