Early Years & Childcare Advisor

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£32430 - £34790
Posted
01 Apr 2019
Closes
22 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking to recruit permanent Early Years and Childcare Advisors to provide advice, support and training to early years and childcare providers to ensure the provision of high quality early learning and childcare experiences to children giving them the best start in life.

You will contribute to the sufficiency of provision to meet the needs of parents and children including access to free entitlement to early learning and the Early Years Pupil Premium. You will provide timely and effective interventions to support providers where there are safeguarding concerns.

Are you enthusiastic about making sure babies and young children have the best possible start in life? If so, now is a great time to join us!

This is a great secondment opportunity.

The ideal candidate will need:

  • An understanding of working with early years and childcare providers to drive forward good practice
  • To increase access to the free entitlement to early learning and support establishing of parent partnerships with a particular focus on vulnerable families
  • To be able to engage partner agencies in service delivery
  • An understanding of the importance of early help in the life chances of children

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years

For more information about the post, please call Kallie Schut, Early Years & Childcare Team Leader on  020 8921 2065 or email kaljit.schut@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.