This is an exciting opportunity for an Educational Welfare Officer to join the team at the Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), based in the Spelthorne Area (Thomas Knyvett College, Three Rivers Academy, Meadhurst Primary School and Kenyngton Manor Primary School). This is a new role, working under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team, encouraging and enabling school attendance, promoting the welfare, development and protection of children and young people. This role will include the development of effective partnerships to enhance education welfare. The successful candidate will have an excellent working knowledge of policies relating to Child Protection together with the ability to demonstrate exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Liaising with agencies, children and families, candidates must have strong inter-personal skills and the ability to problem solve.
THPT can offer:
• An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
• Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
• Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
• Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Values and Behaviours
We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.
Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.
Our values are:
Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
SAFEGUARDING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).