Exclusion Officer

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£34,788 - £38,813 per annum
02 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

A better education means giving every child and young person the chance to reach their full potential.’ Evidence suggests that exclusion has a detrimental effect on both the academic achievement and mental health of the children and young people.  

The exclusion officer will be responsible for the development of processes and systems that facilitate early identification of pupils experiencing exclusion and co-ordinating the local authorities response. The role will involve ensuring schools and settings are meeting their legal requirements in relation to exclusion and attend Governor Disciplinary meetings as an independent representative to ensure due process is followed.  

They will also be required to attend Independent Reviews where parents exercise their right to one of these. The post holder will  also advise schools when children are at risk of exclusion and help to support all pupils to thrive in education. It will seek to reduce the number of fixed-term and permanent exclusions in the area and further build the resilience of schools, as well as other services, to support children and young people who are disengaging with school and displaying behaviour that challenges. 

We are looking for someone to bring their skills and knowledge of the education sector and the exclusion guidance and lead on this aspect of work. Our opportunity As the Local Authority Exclusion Officer you will lead development work around exclusions for the under the direction of the Lead adviser for Social, Emotional and Mental Health. Working closely with schools and local authority services you will ensure that all work is being carried out efficiently, meeting and work towards a reduction in exclusion across the county and support the implementation of the North Yorkshire Ladder of Intervention.  

How will it benefit you? 

This is a great opportunity for someone with exclusion experience. You will gain vast exposure to various schools and education settings, allowing you to get an insight into how different schools operate and will also gain valuable experience of how local authority children’s services work together in the best interests of children and young people. 

This position will offer the successful candidate a great platform for career progression, including those interested in working within the Inclusion arena. Given the nature of the role, travel across North Yorkshire will be required, as well as some visibility at County Hall, Northallerton. However, we very much support agile working across our organisation allowing you to work from home and other NYCC bases, subject to business requirements. 

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for an organised, fast-paced and motivated individual to really hit the ground running in this post. You will have an excellent approach to developing systems and processes, with the ability to motivate others and provide clear direction. You will also have a sound ability to communicate with various colleagues, adapting to and dealing with difficult situations as required. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in the education sector, and lead an area which is a high priority for the local authority and has a national profile because of the  significant impact it will have for young people, then we would love to hear from you. 

For further information about this role please call Cerys Townend for an informal conversation: 01609 798737/ Cerys.Townend@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates: Closing date – 13th of October Interview date – 28th of October   

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