Post 16 Tracking Officer

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£26,025 - £31,536 per annum
Posted
06 Oct 2020
Closes
22 Oct 2020
Ref
randw/TP/17401/2164
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Would you like to be part of the council team that ensures that young people are participating in Education, Employment and Training?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking to recruit x2 post 16 tracking officers on a permanent contract to join our amazing new team and help play a central role in ensuring young people are in Education and/or Employment.

About the service

Wandsworth Council has a statutory duty to track young people upon completing compulsory age schooling to establish their Education, Employment and Training status between the ages of 16-18 to ensure there is provision for them.

About the team

Working as part of small, newly established team, you will have the opportunity of directly supporting the work of Children’s Services.  It is vital that every young person receives the support they need to ensure that they are in Education, Employment and Training.

About the role

This is an interesting and varied role which includes the following areas of work:

  • To engage, through the use of various forms of communication, with young people to establish their EET status and identify those in need of support.
  • To communicate with, obtain information and build relationships with schools, colleges, training providers and support services for young people to help accessibility for young people.
  • To identify young people that are NEET or at risk of NEET and report so that services can be offered to them and improved outcomes.
  • To communicate with Social Work Teams, Youth Services, SEND, SNAS and other appropriate services that support young people, to establish their EET status and identify young people in need of support into EET or those at risk of NEET.
  • Provide IAG to NEET YP and signpost to services
  • To maintain accurate records, uploading data to the database in order to enable Wandsworth to be aware of the status of young people within its boundaries.
  • To report to and update Manager/Supervisor on agreed targets and carry out other duties commensurate with the role.

Benefits

The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date:  11:59pm on Sunday 25th October 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 26th October 2020
  • Interview Dates: Week commencing 2nd November 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement (no longer than 1 side of a4) must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Santino Fragola by email Santino.Fragola@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk