Education Welfare Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/11/2023 23:59
£29096 - 32431 (salary quoted for term time + 10 days)
Hours per week:
37 (TTO+ 10 days)
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Northumbria House, Cramlington
Number of posts:
Closing date:
23 Nov
Further Information

Northumberland County Council would like to recruit an enthusiastic, well- motivated Education Welfare Officer to improve pupil attendance and promote the welfare, development, and protection of children across Northumberland. The postholder will contribute to fulfilling the extended duty for Virtual School Headteachers to promote the education of children with a social worker.

Education Welfare is based within the Virtual school and work to ensure that the Local Authority’s statutory duties and other responsibilities for safeguarding children in relation to school attendance, elective home education, children missing education, child employment and performance licensing are carried out to the highest possible standard.

Work is undertaken on behalf of children in partnership with their parents, schools, alternative providers and other professionals to enable each pupil the maximum opportunity to benefit from their educational entitlement. Work is also undertaken at a whole school level to support schools in their policy and practice towards improving attendance.

You should have a good general standard of education and preferably with a recognised professional qualification in social work, teaching, child care, nursing, youth and community or psychology. Experience of working in an education or social care setting and knowledge of current legislation is essential.

please see the attached job description and person specification. for further information contact Sarah Wintringham, Principal Education Welfare Officer on 07584273772
Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
-26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
-Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
-Flexi scheme (if applicable) - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
-Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
-Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
-A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available
- Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality Further information

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post. 
Alternative application format:
British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss:
Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications. 
Please note
This job is closed for applications.