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Education Welfare Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:13 December 2019 at midnight 

Contract Type: Fixed term for up to 3 years
The starting salary is £25,295 (Level One) rising to £26,999 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
The Education Welfare Officer is a challenging and varied role and offers an exciting opportunity to represent the Local Authority Education Welfare and EOTAS Service by means of supporting schools and families to address matters in relation to irregular school attendance. To work effectively to promote school age children's entitlement to receiving an appropriate education at school or otherwise. Including those children electively home educated, children missing from education and those children, who are unable to attend full time due to illness or other conditions. To support improved educational outcomes by improving attendance, reducing absence and addressing concerns identified. To fulfil enquiries in relation to child employment and entertainment and chaperones.  
• Working knowledge of school attendance and absence statutory duties, regulations and working procedures
• Evidence of preparing complex reports, case planning  and assessment experience whilst working in a pressurised environment
• Proven working experience of working directly with children, families and schools
• Proven working experience of visiting families in their own homes and dealing with sensitive matters
• Proven experience and knowledge of safeguarding children and young people in educational settings
• Ability to work on own initiative and work in partnership to promote collaborative working
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Karen McAndrew on Tel: 0115 876 4892 Email:
Useful information for Applicants:
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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