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Permanence Education Development Officer (Post Adoption)

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7591
  • Published: Mon 20/12/2021, 1:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £32418 - £34209
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House
Job Details

Permanence Education Development Officer (Post Adoption)

Fixed term (1 year), part time (21.6 hours per week)

Salary: SO2 - £32,418 - £34,209

The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis the part time salary is £19,450 to £20,525

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 has placed a statutory duty on Local Authorities to provide advice, guidance and support to all children subject to adoption, special guardianship or child arrangement orders living within their area.

The Virtual School for Looked After Children is seeking to appoint a Permanence Educational Development Officer to fulfil this duty to these children and their families. The post holder will develop and deliver support to this group and will work with schools within the Borough to assist them to comply with statutory and good practice guidelines.

Enfield is part of Adoption North London, a consortium also including Haringey, Barnet, Hackney, Islington and Camden. This innovative and well-regarded partnership already works together to plan and deliver support to adopters and special guardians across North London and this role will offer the post holder the opportunity to be involved in future regional developments

The successful candidate will be committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for children living with alternative permanent families. Experience of working with vulnerable children is essential as is an understanding of the statutory and best practice guidelines relating to the educational entitlement of children and families within this cohort.

The Virtual School is part of the multi-agency HEART service which also includes specialist CAMHS, nurses and a participation officer. The service is based at Triangle House in Palmers Green and benefits from being co-located with the looked after children’s social work services.

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.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • 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.

How to apply:

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. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing at 23:59 on Monday 31st January 2022

Interview date: tbc

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



Additional Information

To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or Elizabeth.Anastasi@Enfield.gov.uk

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Suzanne Rowson on 079 574 49239 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

“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”.



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  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7591
  • Published: Mon 20/12/2021, 1:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £32418 - £34209
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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