Virtual School Head, City of London

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City of London CorporationCity of London

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £55,000 per annum term time only
Contract term: Permanent

Department of Community & Children’s Services

Part-time 14 hours per week

Champion the educational needs of children in care and care leavers.

About the role

This is your chance to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people as you lead a virtual organisation dedicated to them. You’ll promote the educational achievement of children in care and care leavers who are mainly UASC while overseeing the training and employment opportunities provided to care leavers. Fully conversant with statutory guidance, you will put robust measures in place to monitor school attendance and educational progress. Finding the right schools, colleges and higher education institutions to suit individual children in care-after young people will be key. Above all, you’ll create a culture where children in care get involved in their education and embrace it.

About the individual

You’ll have gained an in-depth understanding of how to raise standards for children in care, care leavers and adopted children and senior management experience. Your degree will be complemented by knowledge of Ofsted standards and regulations and safeguarding requirements. Skilled in partnership working, you will bring experience of monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance. Your ability to get things done as part of a multi-agency team will make you stand out from the crowd.

You’ll promote the educational achievement of children in care while overseeing the training and employment opportunities provided to care leavers. You’ll have gained an in-depth understanding of how to raise standards for children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process the successful applicant will be required to obtain DBS Clearance.

To apply please online please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs/

Closing date 12 noon on 4 May 2018.
Interviews on 18 May 2018.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number CCS512 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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