Education Advisor - Post 16
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Location: Homebased - Working Remotely covering England, Scotland & Wales
Hours: 35 hours per week- (Full Time)
Contract: Permanent - all year round (not term time only)
Salary: £29,700 pa + £750 HWA pa + £3,613 London Weighting pa (if applicable)
Are you looking for an innovative and forward-thinking organisation where your skills will be appreciated and developed, where new ideas are welcomed and your need to balance home commitments and working time is recognised and supported? Then this is an excellent opportunity for you to join a highly rewarding role with the UKs largest non-profit making foster care provider who has 'outstanding' levels of employee engagement'
As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This includes unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking support network for our care leavers and our expanding TACT Education Service. We are growing, with over 500 dedicated TACT carers, looking after 600+ children and young people throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. We demand the best services and resources for our carers, children and young people and we seek like-minded, dedicated, creative and caring individuals to join our high achieving team of staff to ensure the best outcomes for our children and families.
TACT provides an excellent employee benefits package including…
31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
Flexible working arrangements
Regular one to one supervisions and team meetings
Fantastic learning and development opportunities
Monthly employee wellbeing events and an annual programme including yoga and other activities for work life balance
Retail discount scheme, support with eye care costs, subsidised dental costs and other employee benefits
Stakeholder pension scheme with 4% matched contributions (salary sacrifice)
Group income protection scheme
Death in service Insurance from day one
A wide range of supportive staff policies including compressed hours, adoption, maternity & paternity, menopause, bereavement and more
In this role, you will be responsible for…
Providing impartial careers advice, information and guidance to TACT young people and foster carers supporting them to prepare for leaving school, entering college, and considering which post 16 education pathway is appropriate for them.
Working alongside TACT's Advisory teachers, TACT Connect, CRWs, SSWs and carers to support young people cared for by TACT to engage in education, training, or employment post 16.
Supporting the delivery of quality careers exploration ensuring young people have a wide range of opportunities and experiences provided to consider all KS4, Post 16 and Post 18 pathways.
Ensuring young people are prepared for adult life as a learner in Higher, Further colleges or university, as well as working life, including apprenticeships or employment.
Ensuring that no young person is NEET and if any young person needs support to re-engage in their post 16 pathway that re-engagement plans are drawn up to reflect the individual's interests and needs.
Maintaining timely and accurate record keeping on Charms (in house system).
Responding to telephone calls and attending virtual meetings.
Communicating professionally with a wide range of stakeholders, including colleagues, carers, and third-party agencies to establish professional working relationships which focus on the best outcomes for the children and young people in our care.
Working flexibly within the team and autonomously as needed to manage your time and duties
The successful candidate will have...
Professional teaching qualification
Educated to Degree level or equivalent
Current Registration with DFE
Experience of working in a similar career's role in a secondary school or college setting
Experience in working with a range of local authority services, including Virtual School, SEN & Social Care
Experience of working with Children in Care/Care Experienced Young People
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
Experience of working in a busy and demanding role
Confidence in using all Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, One Drive & SharePoint
Experience of using a software system to record and maintain timely records
The ability to work to deadlines, with accuracy and flexibility, sometimes dealing with conflicting priorities
Familiarity with handling confidential and sensitive information in line with relevant regulations and legislative requirements
Excellent communication skills to suit a broad range of professional relationships
Experience of attending virtual meetings
A tendency to think creatively, exhibit resourcefulness, work with enthusiasm, compassion, and commitment
Evidence of an understanding and commitment to equalities, diversity, and anti-discriminatory practices
Please see full details of the role, duties and benefits package in the Job Information Pack and Job Description and more information about TACT on our website.
Safeguarding is paramount at TACT therefore we use rigorous and consistent recruitment procedures to help safeguard TACT's young people. All our employees are expected to work in line with TACT's safeguarding, equalities and diversity focused policies and procedures at all times.
Closing Date: Sunday, 28th November 2021
Interview Date: Thursday, 9th December 2021 & Friday, 10th December 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)
TACT reserves the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, you are advised to apply as soon as possible to prevent disappointment. Previous candidates need not apply.
TACT does not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies nor accept the fees associated with them