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Senior Inclusion Officer - Elective Home Education

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/9403
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 15:41 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within Surrey for 4 new members of staff in the area inclusion teams with a specialism in EHE. There will be one post for an EHE specialist in each of the Surrey area teams.  

In this role, you will be responsible for liaising between home, schools and other agencies, in order to improve the outcomes for electively home educated children.  

Working as part of the Inclusion Service you will support parents to fulfil their legal responsibility of ensuring that their child is in receipt of an education in line with their age aptitude and ability.  This will involve liaising with schools, parents and other relevant professionals.  You will be responsible for ensuring parents are aware of their rights and responsibilities as home educators.  Working closely with elective home educated families other relevant professionals as well as the inclusion service your role will be to support families in the community. You will need an understanding of the statutory nature of elective home education and be responsible for producing reports, preparing court files and referring to other agencies. You will also advise schools and the inclusion service on best practice regarding elective home education.  

You should have a good standard of education and excellent communication skills, verbal and written, relevant experience and evidence of recent career development. You will need to be comfortable and confident communicating with parents, children and other professionals. You will be required to travel throughout the county therefore must possess a current full driving licence and will need your own car insured for business purposes.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for this role. For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

There are role available in the following location

 Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ

Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High St, Esher KT10 9SD

Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB 

Additional Information

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about this role please contact:

South West: Debby Shucksmith, Area Inclusion Manager or Cara Harding, Assistant Team Manager on 01483 517179.

North West: Stuart Lee, Area Inclusion Manager or Rachel Scarborough, Assistant Team Manager on 01483 518139.

North East: Celene Gillies, Area Inclusion Manager or Stuart Heyworth, Assistant Team Manager on 01372 833588.

South East: Kelly Lancashire, Area Inclusion Manager or Lorraine Danbury, Assistant Team Manager on 01737 737777.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23.59 on 31 August 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing 7 September 2020.

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 26 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 and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/9403
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 15:41 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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