Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Brent Civic Centre (as base), and other locations from time to time, mainly schools/colleges
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.
As a post-16 adviser within Brent Virtual School you will work with social care and the wider Virtual School team to develop robust and effective systems, policies and models of practice that lead to an improvement in Education, Employment and Training outcomes for post 16 Looked After Children and Care Leavers.
You will work with the relevant professionals, teachers and designated staff members, within FE colleges, school sixth forms, training and apprenticeship providers, in order to oversee personal education plans and NEET to EET pathways pathway for LAC aged 16 - 18. (Some bespoke training is available).
You will have a passion for raising aspirations and supporting Brent LAC to achieve their best, with positive EET outcomes (ie Educational, Employment or Training).
You will need a positive and proactive approach to problem solving and developing creative solutions. You will also need the ability to build and form effective working relationships with service users and colleagues, be able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries, and to work as a member of a team, generating enthusiasm and ensuring continuous improvement in LAC outcomes.
Experience of working with vulnerable young people, (aged 16 – 25), preferably those who have been, or are Looked After Children/Care Leavers, and experience of working in a social care, education and/or training setting will be essential, as is a relevant qualification at level 3.
Closing Date: 18 May 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: 23 May 2018
For job description and application form please log on to www.brent.gov.uk/jobs ref: 1800377.
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.