20 hours (39 weeks per year)
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Education Advisor, who will become the Education Specialist for the South of England.
The successful candidates will be involved in supporting foster carers and social workers at education meetings, attending PEP meetings, acting as a foster child’s advocate where required, carrying out training for social workers and foster carers, updating management and social workers on changes within education, and challenging school policies and sanctions when and where necessary.
The role is currently office based in Malvern, Worcestershire to cover the Midlands and the South of England (some home working may be considered). Considerable travel will be required in order to attend meetings as required. The successful candidate will work alongside the Education Advisor for the North of England (based in Manchester).
Applicants need to be able to take a flexible approach to working, including occasional out of office hours. Applicants must have at least five years classroom teaching experience, alongside recent teaching experience in primary or secondary education. There must be an up to date understanding of educational reforms and policies and procedures, alongside evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants must be able to work autonomously and hold a degree and teaching qualification.
We are a not for profit organisation, putting the needs of our children and carers first and are looking to appoint individuals who are as passionate about this as we are.
Application Closing Date: 31st January, 2018
To discuss this role further, please contact Jane Herron, Education Advisor or Barbara Bull, HR Manager on 01684 892380
For an application form, please visit our website: www.fostercarecooperative.co.uk
FCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosures Barring Service clearance at enhanced level. CVs will not be accepted, all applicants must complete an application form.