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Education Adviser - Children with a Social Worker

Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford, Shropshire
Teachers Main Scale M1-6
Closing date
28 Sep 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Education
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

It is an exciting time to join Telford & Wrekin Council, Childrens Services were graded Outstanding in its most recent Ofsted ILACS Inspection. The Government has recently announced funding to strengthen support for children with a social worker by extending the role of Virtual School Head.   Extending the role of Virtual School Head delivers on a key recommendation of the Government’s Children in Need review.  These posts will be funded by the grant determination letter, issued to all Local Authorities, to facilitate this extended role.

As such Telford & Wrekin Virtual School are looking to appoint two Education Advisers specifically for Children with a Social Worker

These posts will be fixed initially for one year and will then be reviewed.

Can you demonstrate …

  • Outstanding strategic leadership
  • Championing children with social workers
  • Enhancing partnerships with education settings
  • Enhancing and developing partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Being research driven
  • Devising effective systems and processes, and evidence impact through data
  • Being an effective team player with excellent communication /interpersonal skills

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

Virtual School website: Virtual school for children in care - Telford & Wrekin Council

If you thrive on challenge in a fast paced environment and are passionate about raising outcomes for all, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat and to discuss the roles, please contact in the first instance the

Virtual School Headteacher

Closing date 28th September 2021

Proposed Interview Date Friday 8th October 2021

Supporting documents
Education Adviser JDPS.docx


Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
Find Us
01952 380000
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
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