West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council

CME/FAP Officer (Education Welfare Team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £34,834 to £41,418 per annum, (Grade I)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/07/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people? Do you have experience in education welfare and safeguarding? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join West Berkshire Council as a CME/FAP Officer within our Education Services Service.

As a CME/FAP Officer, you will report to the Senior Education Welfare Officer and play a crucial role in ensuring the effective management of children missing education (CME) and children who are at risk of becoming missing (FAP). You will work closely with schools, families, and other relevant agencies to identify and address any issues that may hinder a child's access to education. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting investigations and assessments to determine the educational status of children
  • Developing and implementing intervention plans to support children's educational engagement
  • Providing advice and guidance to schools, parents, and carers on matters related to attendance and welfare
  • Collaborating with external partners to promote the welfare and safeguarding of children

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A thorough understanding of relevant legislation, including the Education Act 1996 and Children Act 1989
  • Experience in education welfare, with knowledge of attendance monitoring and intervention strategies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities, enabling you to manage a varied caseload

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 29 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sal Looker on 01635 519789 or email sal.looker@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview in the week commencing on 05th August 2024

Join us at West Berkshire Council and contribute to making a difference in our local community.

Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

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This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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