The starting salary for this position is £31,273 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
Surrey County Council's North West area Inclusion Team has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Inclusion Officer, with a specialism in Elective Home Education (EHE), to join us.
In this role you will be responsible for liaising between home, schools and other agencies in order to improve the outcomes for electively home-educated children.
Working as part of the Inclusion Service you will support parents to fulfil their legal responsibility of ensuring that their child is in receipt of an education in line with their age aptitude and ability. This will involve liaising with schools, parents and other relevant professionals.
You will be responsible for ensuring parents are aware of their rights and responsibilities as home educators. Working closely with elective home-educated families, other relevant professionals as well as the Inclusion Service, your role will be to support families in the community. You will need an understanding of the statutory nature of elective home education and be responsible for producing reports, preparing court files and referring to other agencies. You will also advise schools and the Inclusion Service on best practice regarding elective home education.
You should have a good standard of education and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), relevant experience and evidence of recent career development. You will need to be comfortable and confident communicating with parents, children and other professionals. In this role you will be required to travel throughout the county therefore you must possess a current full driving licence and will need your own car insured for business purposes.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19/09/2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Childrens' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion contact Stuart Lee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.