Bilingual Education Officer

Job Summary
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Part time - term time
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Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
Grade 7, £27,803 - £31,364 per annum pro rata to hours worked
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Your normal place of work will be Broom Cottages Primary School Ferryhill, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham. Your work may also involve home visits and outreach locations.
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26 Nov
Further Information
Bilingual Education Officer (Ukrainian & English) – Temporary Maternity Cover – 18.5 hours per week Term Time Only
We wish to appoint a part-time, Bilingual Education Officer (Ukrainian & English) for the EAL team to provide support to pupils speaking Ukrainian as their first language and who are learning English as an additional language (EAL) in school.
The EAL team promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. This post is an excellent opportunity to join a small, high functioning team to focus on supporting Ukrainian pupils speaking Ukrainian who are learning EAL.
You will deliver intervention support and collaborate with teaching staff in schools to ensure those Ukrainian-speaking pupils at risk of underachievement are supported and monitored. You will work across all key stages, assisting schools with home/ school liaison with pupils and families. Home school liaison and home visits are integral to the post.
This peripatetic post involves working in any school across the county, moving between schools during the day. Independent travel is a requirement to fulfil the duties of the post for which mileage is paid.
Within the work, there is a strong focus on safeguarding and reducing inequalities.
Are you a good team player?
Do you have experience of supporting children’s educational achievement?
Do you have a pro-active, reflective approach to your work?
Do you have a genuine commitment to equalities? If so, we would welcome your application.
For further information we would encourage you to contact Maria Callaghan: email Maria.Callaghan@durham.gov.uk or telephone 07919291252 or Anna Mason: email anna.mason@durham.gov.uk or telephone 07919291256
Required qualifications:
5 GCSEs grades A to C or equivalent 
The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Calculation of term time only pay

Standard term time only pay is calculated on the basis of the following:

• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus

• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus

• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)


Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.

For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:

38 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 44.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Grade 7, 18.5 hour post with less than 5 years service would be £11,976.68 to £13,510.65.

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:

38 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Grade 7, 18.5 hour post with 5 years plus service would be £12,244.01 to £13,812.22.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held 5/12/23
Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team email PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk
In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.
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This job is closed for applications.