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Education, Training & Employment Advisor

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£27,614 to £30, 602 per annum
Closing date
3 Nov 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

The Pathway team are looking for an Education, Training and Employment advisor, to work with young people leaving care. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the law relating to Children leaving Care and the Social Work Act 2017.

Key tasks of the role:

  • To lead the Education, Training and Employment agenda for Care Leavers (aged 16-24) within Children’s Social Care and to advise colleagues about ETE.
  • To monitor and plan for changing ETE needs as young people prepare to move into adulthood. To undertake negotiations on behalf of the service with ETE providers to develop and sustain a variety of options for care leavers. To manage the relationships with providers and support agencies, to prevent care leavers from joining the NEET population

The ETE advisor will be expected to be highly creative and innovative in the approaches that they take to engage care leavers in ETE activities. Nationally, care leavers are considered ‘hard to reach’ and figure high on rates of unemployment, exclusion due to criminality, mental illness and homelessness.

The ETE advisor will be an excellent communicator, have understanding and encourage resilience in young people; be able to negotiate and resolve conflict and problems. They will support and advise young people to explore their ETE interests and raise aspirations.

The ETE advisor will contribute to needs assessment and pathway plans and coordinate Personal education plans.

Keep up to date with the local job market in order to source and publicise appropriate employment opportunities for young people.

 This vacancy is a job sharing position 18.5 hours per week.

This is a fixed term position till 01/10/22.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact David Purcell  Pathway Team practice manager  01904 555309 or 07780851851

Closing date:  Wednesday 3 November 2021 at 12 midnight

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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