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.

Education Inclusion Officer

Closing date: 19/08/2022

Reference: REQ104070

37 hours / Temporary

29,174 - 30,984 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an Education Inclusion Officer to join our Education Inclusion Service on a temporary basis, to cover maternity leave.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join an energetic team to support the welfare, attendance and outcomes of Ceredigion pupils. As part of your duties you will ensure that the authority and its schools adhere to their statutory responsibilities with regard to school attendance and related matters. To support schools, children and their families in ensuring that all pupils attend school regularly.

On a day to day basis you will: 

  • Challenging and supporting individual schools with regard to pupil attendance and advising on best practice
  • Supporting parents to fulfil their legal duty with regard to the education of their child (ren)
  • Undertaking casework with identified pupils
  • Working with other departments and agencies as required
  • Undertaking a specialist area of work on behalf of the service(as agreed with line manager)

We are looking to recruit an individual:

  • Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Is well organised and able to analyse data and write reports
  • Willingness to challenge schools with regard to the implementation of good practice
  • Willingness to challenge attitudes that may compromise a child’s right to a full and efficient education and to apply legal interventions if necessary
  • Ability to work effectively within a multiagency context if required
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.  

In exchange for your skills and commitment, we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible hours scheme, competitive annual leave allowance and a generous pension contribution scheme. More information about our wide-range of employee benefits can be found here. In addition, we are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us. 

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact Catrin Petche, Team Leader – Education Inclusion Service: Catrin.Petche@ceredigion.gov.uk

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

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a 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.

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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