We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Educational Support Adviser

Closing date: 12/09/2022

Reference: REQ104035

37 hours / Permanent

56,831 - 62,626 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Our School Service is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to be an Educational Support Adviser. This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive School Service where you will be a key leader on the strategies to improve schools in Ceredigion.

In conjunction with the Corporate Manager for School Improvement and the Chief Education Officer, you will contribute to educational improvement by supporting, advising and challenging schools and partners to achieve the highest standards.

Ceredigion works in partnership with Powys Local Authority on agreed aspects of school improvement.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Undertake consultancy work in schools and with other partners within the authority and, from time to time, across other authorities
  • Contribute to the work of the School Improvement Team leading on a specific theme of Professional Learning
  • Manage improvement in specific educational areas in the county and attend relevant forums at a local and national level
  • Contribute to the development of school-to-school support by helping to identify innovative and effective practice and supporting collaboration between schools
  • Contribute to brokering school support and co-ordinate support to meet the needs of schools
  • Advise and assist the work of one of the regional committees
  • Be a Line Manager of specific staff, monitoring and promoting their professional development
  • Contribute as required to all aspects of driving improvement in schools

The ability to work through the medium of Welsh is essential.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal conversation, please contact Mary Davies, Corporate Manager for School Improvement on 07805667959 or by email maryd@ceredigion.gov.uk

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date. 

Safeguarding and protecting adults at risk and children are key priorities for us. We aim to support adults at risk, children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.  We acknowledge their right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB before appointing to this post.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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