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Supporting Children Advisor - Surreywide

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/101291
  • Published: Mon 17/06/2019, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £30,660 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

Two positions available, either full time or part time at £30,660 per annum prorated, based across the county with a contractual base of Fairmount House, Leatherhead. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

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 24 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.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

A valid driver's licence and the availability of an insured vehicle for the performance of work related duties is an essential requirement of the role. Applications from those who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, resilient and innovative individual to join our highly motivated and effective team.

As an Early Years Supporting Children Advisor within the Early Education and Childcare Team the post holder will provide support and challenge to a range of early years providers including full daycare, pre-schools, maintained nurseries, childminders and out of school provision to promote quality improvements and maintain high quality provision. The post holder will provide advice and guidance on quality of provision and the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as supporting setting to meet Ofsted requirements and those of other relevant legislation.

Early Years Supporting Children Advisors act as mentors and role models to settings in Surrey; providing training, advice, support and challenge to early years managers, practitioners and childminders. The post holder will be allocated a specific geographic area although Advisors will be expected to travel county wide as and when needed to support the local authority to meet its statutory duty to provide sufficient high quality early education and childcare places.

The post holder will report to the Senior Early Years Supporting Children Advisor in your allocated area and will liaise with both internal and external professionals to ensure that the Effective Family Resilience Model in Surrey is fully embedded in early years provision.

Essential criteria for the role:

  • Level 4 or above in Early Education and Childcare
  • Experience of front line delivery of early years education
  • Experience and expertise in at last one area (i.e. training, Ofsted, practice, homebased childcare, playwork)
  • Ability to be able to work across the directorate
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Ofsted inspection framework
  • Experience of leading and support others
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Knowledge of child development birth to five years

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Philippa Gray on 01372 833863 or by e-mail at philippa.gray@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/07/2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 10/07/2019.

About the organisation

Our Values

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/101291
  • Published: Mon 17/06/2019, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £30,660 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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