Post 16 Aspiration Officer - INTERNAL

Internal Vacancy Only
(priority consideration to those currently designated as ‘at risk’)

Deployment opportunity from CSW Group to DCC, Virtual School.
Post 16 Aspiration Officer.
Full time post. Part time would be considered.
April 2023 – August 2024.
Provision across Devon.
Salary: £26,910.

The Virtual school is committed to supporting all Children and young people in care to achieve their best educational outcomes. Devon recognises that we need to improve the life chances for our Children in care by ensuring they engage with education and are well supported by schools, colleges, carers, careers services  and social care to be aspirational  and have every chance to realise their ambitions. As corporate parents we have a duty to encourage our young people and provide every opportunity for success to enable each young person to be independent, resilient, contributing members of society. There is a particular need to reduce the number of young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, employment or training, (NEET) who have disengaged from learning and are not therefore ready to support themselves as care leavers. This work needs to begin when Children are in secondary school to prevent them becoming NEET so this post would work with younger children in care to raise aspiration to be engaged.

Please submit an expression of interest to along with a statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the main duties and responsibilities and person specification attached.

Vacancy reference: 1198
Closing date: Wednesday 29th March, 12.00 midday.
Interview date: TBC Interviews will be held by Devon County Council. 

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Through its work CSW Group actively safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and all employees and volunteers and others working on behalf of the company are required to share this commitment. Successful individuals will be required to undergo full vetting checks including an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.