Transition Post 16 Officer
Salary range: £38,040 - £40,887 p.a.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
A Great Opportunity!
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is an exciting time to join a busy, committed and motivated team. The role will be expected to lead, develop and implement post 16 pathways for young people with SEND to deliver the transition to adulthood outcomes, education, training and ultimately meaningful employment.
The Children and Families Act 2014 sets out substantial rights and protections for young people. These requirements are for local authorities and their partners to work together with young people to help them achieve successful long term outcomes, such as getting a job or going into higher education. Planning for this will require multiple agencies, providers, parent carers and the young people themselves.
The post holder role will have significant impact in supporting the efficient use of the local authorities resources through negotiating fees with further education providers and contributions and from stakeholders. Having worked in a post 16 field / role would be an advantage.
Must have excellent organisational skills and a high level of literacy and good knowledge of IT systems such Synergy, and Microsoft (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). The person should have experience of service development and finding innovative solutions.
Our ideal candidate must have a high standard of effective communication both verbally and in writing, whilst working to multiple deadlines. An expectation of the post holder would be to represent the council in successfully mediating complex discussions in a professional manner.
Closing Date: 13 January 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
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