Location: Brent Civic Centre (base), and other locations (mainly schools), as required
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
In this post you will work with the Head Teacher of Brent Virtual School (BVS) to develop and implement a clear strategy to improve educational outcomes for Brent’s looked after children, reflecting local, regional and national priorities, relevant legislation and good practice.
You will be operational lead for the Virtual School, attending key panels and ensuring that the day-to-day work of the BVS Advisory Team is having a positive impact on education and life outcomes for Brent LAC. Alongside the LAC Advisory teachers, you will routinely evaluate progress and attainment of each key stage, monitor and audit ePEPs and analyse Pupil Premium spend.
- advise on education provision, monitor attendance and accelerate school places for those not on roll, e.g. recently arrived from abroad,
- ensure education is at the heart of the care plan, working alongside social care, foster carers and school teams,
- lead on giving advice and guidance around children previously looked after, as required,
- drive forward the enrichment and university programmes, ensuring high aspirations for Brent LAC, and work with partner organisations on creative, innovative interventions, which tackle the issue of under-achievement,
- take the overview of the KS5 cohort, monitoring progression through to further and higher education, employment and training, and ensuring ePEP completion and/or clear NEET to EET pathways for this cohort
- run the post 16 NEET panel, supported by the post 16 Personal Advisers and life coach team,
- develop and evaluate a CPD programme for Brent Virtual School, and work alongside the BVS teaching team to plan and deliver training for DTs, foster carers and key workers, School Governors, IROs and social care teams.
The successful applicant will be able to lead and manage people, performance and budgets effectively; have excellent presentation, communication and influencing skills; the ability to develop innovative solutions to problems, and to conceptualise new and collaborative ways of working, to achieve shared goals.
They will also possess analytical skills to understand, interpret and utilise statistics and management information, to inform operational working and strategic development; alongside the ability to build relationships with all relevant stakeholders and harness the commitment of others.
Applicants should hold Qualified Teacher Status, and ideally some experience of working within the Senior Leadership Team of a school or college.
Closing Date: 18 May 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: 24 May 2018
For job description and application form please log on to www.brent.gov.uk/jobs ref: 1800379.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced and barred from working with Children’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.