Virtual School for Looked after Children
PO1 (£33,945 - £36,711)
3 years fixed term
52 weeks a year
We are seeking to recruit a qualified teacher to work three days a week in the Virtual School team for Looked after Children. The purpose of the role is to help ensure that our looked after children receive the support they require to meet their full potential and that all the educational settings they attend are aware of the needs of children in care, both individually and as a group.
The successful applicant will help maximise and monitor the effectiveness of the use of the Pupil Premium Grant for looked after children. The role involves close working with social workers, school staff and staff in other educational settings. The virtual school is part of the Council’s multi-agency Health and Education Access and Resources (HEART) team and the post holder will benefit from working alongside specialist CAMHS, education and health colleagues. The team is co-located with other services for looked after children including the social work teams and the fostering and adoption services. It is based at Triangle House in Palmers Green. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Suzanne Rowson, Head of the Virtual School and Manager of the HEART team.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Suzanne Rowson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. 2. your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: 23:59 Monday 6th July 2020
Interview date(s): TBC
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Vickie McGrath on 0208 132 1053 or email@example.com.
Fixed Term post/Secondment Opportunity
An external candidate, including Enfield Council agency workers, would be appointed on a fixed term contract, whilst internal candidates who are Council employees, would normally be expected to take up the post on a secondment basis.
To be eligible to apply for a secondment, Enfield Council employees must have completed probation and must have discussed/agreed the proposed secondment with their line manager. Fixed term contracts may be considered where secondment is not possible.
Secondments are the temporary loan of an employee from one part of the organisation to another part of the organisation and rely on the secondee to return to their substantive position on completion of the secondment.
The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.