£39,438 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's Barred List checks will be required for this role.
About the role
The Early Years Educational Effectiveness Team are based at Fairmount House in Leatherhead. The role is primarily covering the east of the county, although travel across the whole county is expected.
We are looking for a dynamic, resilient and innovative individual to coordinate the support and challenge for early education and childcare settings across Surrey.
The Early Years Educational Effectiveness Team provide support and challenge to a range of early years providers including full day-care, pre-schools, maintained nurseries, child-minders and out of school provision to promote quality improvements and maintain high-quality provision. The team provide advice and guidance on the quality of provision and the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as supporting setting to meet Ofsted requirements and those of other relevant legislation.
The post holder will be instrumental in co-ordinating the team and supporting their work. They will coordinate and review the advice, information and support that is delivered to early education and childcare providers, and promote the development of high quality, inclusive early education and to ensure the best outcomes for all children. The will work with the team and early years providers to embed the Effective Family Resilience Model across Surrey to support children and families are able to access the right support at the right time.
The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of training across the sector to support the development of the early years' workforce in Surrey. They will act as an expert lead to the team, providing advice and guidance to enable the advisory team to carry out their duties and ensure that the early years' sector in Surrey is effectively advised and supported to improve the outcomes for children.
The post holder will report to the Early Years Manager (Education Effectiveness). They will line manage a small team and will be responsible for ensuring that the team work towards team targets and goals effectively.
Essential criteria for the role:
- QTS/EYT/EYP or equivalent qualification.
- High level working knowledge of relevant legislation and procedural frameworks and practice standards.
- Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with good negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels.
- Competent in a range of IT tools, including MS Office and database management systems.
- Ability to communicate with compassion and authority in challenging situations and with resistant individuals, be able to effectively engage with people in complex situations, both short-term and building relationships over time.
- An extensive range of experience supporting settings.
- Experience of monitoring or line managing staff, ability to be creative, dynamic and innovative.
- Extensive experience in an education or early years setting.
- Ability to be able to work across services.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion contact Philippa Gray by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17th November 2019.
Interviews to follow.