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Interim MASH Education Officer

Job information
Salary 09HC £33,782 - £37,890 pro rata
Organisation Hereford Council
Location Hereford
Hours 18.5
Term/duration Temporary (6 months initially)
Closing date 11 pm on 10 June 2021

Job details

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life.  It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in the Children & Families Directorate.

How do we do this?  By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!

Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives.  This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.

Are you calm in the face of adversity? Do you want to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment where all decisions do make a difference? Do you have significant experience of safeguarding work within schools? Are you a confident individual who is diplomatic, with good communication skills and the ability to work to flexibly and to deadlines? Are you able to create good working relationships with schools? We are looking to appoint someone to provide the education representation in the Multi- Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

You will be expected to have a good knowledge of education and safeguarding and be able to communicate effectively with staff in schools and elsewhere, gathering information which will support MASH colleagues in the decisions they need to make about some very vulnerable children. These decisions really can make a huge difference to their lives!

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We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and

•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supportingyoung people leaving our care.

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