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Education Support Officer - Post 16

Bracknell Forest Council
£22,911 - £27,905
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

We help our children and young people to be able to fulfil their potential in life. We will help you to be at your best so that we can be at ours.

You will be given the time you need to support Young People Looked After and Care Leavers to achieve – where we are known for our high standards.

You will be able to manage an allocated caseload of Young People Looked After and Care Leavers, in relation to supporting their educational journey through Post 16 and to prepare them for transition to further training, employment or university.

Along the way, you will have the support and training you need to thrive.

We do what we think should be done, not just what needs to be done.

Because we are Bracknell Forest

What it’s like working in our team…

The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team that works with children, young people, schools, colleges, businesses, universities, social workers, PAs and foster carers to support young people through school and onto either further education, employment or training.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training… 

  • To assist in the development and maintenance of the highest standards of educational achievement possible for Bracknell Forest’s Young People Looked After and Care Leavers.
  • To attend and, where appropriate, chair Personal Education Planning meetings and ensure the timely completion of paperwork and distribution to relevant parties.
  • To evaluate and monitor the impact and effectiveness of PEPs for the individual young people you support and as an Authority.
  • To work in collaboration with Elevate to provide support, advice and guidance to Young People in Care and Care Leavers who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET to identify and secure training programmes and routes to re-engage in education or find gainful employment.
  • To work in partnership with all agencies to improve access to education and other learning and training opportunities and widen participation for all Young People Looked After, Care Leavers and other vulnerable Young Adults. 

 The benefits you will experience are… 

  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

 What we’re looking for…

To be considered for this role, you must be a qualified HLTA and/or have substantial experience working within a Post 16 provision and/or as a Youth Worker or Careers Advisor.  You will also have substantial knowledge of the Post 16 curriculum and attainment and assessment processes as well as an understanding of how to support young people who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET.  Knowledge of post 16 and 18 destinations together with experience of preparing young people for training and employment would also be beneficial.

A knowledge of the statutory framework for assessment, issuing and maintenance of Education, Health and Care Plans with reference to pupils with special needs would be beneficial for this role.

Interview date …

Interviews will be held on 02 March 2020.

Want to ask us a question? 

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name: Lorraine Petersen

Job Title: Deputy Virtual School Head

Phone Number: 01344 353408

As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.



Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Further information on this vacancy