Department of Children’s Services

Education Safeguarding

Refugee Education Officer

S01 £26,470-£28,221 pa (pro rata for part-time & term time only)

1 x 18.5 Part-time, term-time – 38 weeks (Temporary for 12 months subject to funding)

Based at Margaret McMillan Tower

Closing date: 30th November 2021

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

The Access Team is a vibrant, welcoming and supportive team. We support EU migrants, Refugee/Asylum Seeker and Traveller children in accessing school places once they arrive within the city. This role means you will be working within identified school settings to provide support, advocacy and guidance to families. You will undertake parent and family group and 1-1 support to improve the outcomes for children and families and create strategies to reduce children missing in education. We are looking for a dedicated individual with an “eye for detail”, is a strong team player, with a “cheery” disposition, who enjoys meeting new people from across the world, understanding the difficulties many of these families face prior to arriving in Bradford.

We welcome applications from people who have a strong track record of supporting families in accessing and understanding education systems, who is able to promote value and aspirations for the future and build strong relationships with vulnerable children and young people and their families.

We welcome applications from people who can embrace change, make an impact on the lives of children and young people, and are:

  • Excited by the challenge of helping children and families into a safer, stronger future.
  • To put safeguarding of children at the heart of everything you do.
  • Someone who relishes the opportunity to help us develop our service delivery within the context of collaborative working.
  • Committed to your own professional development.
  • A driver with a usable car.

The team is based in the very heart of Bradford, in newly refurbished accommodation with dedicated desk space and meeting rooms. It has good ICT facilities with office based and remote access to electronic files, e-mail and internet. Bradford itself is easily accessible from neighbouring local authorities and offers great outdoor opportunities in the nearby Dales and surrounding areas.

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Previous applicants need not apply

For further information regarding this post please contact Amy Petschak on 01274 435818 or email amy.petschak@bradford.gov.uk

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

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