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Senior Transitions Advisor

About the role

The Wisbech Targeted Support Team are currently recruiting to the position of Senior Transition Advisor.

This post will be for 30 hours per week, and the post holder will be based at Awdry House, Wisbech. The successful candidate will be expected to work within Wisbech and the Fenland area, with the expectation to travel to locations across the County when required.

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to support vulnerable young people to remain in learning post 16. We are looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated individual to provide information advice and guidance to targeted young people who are at risk of becoming NEET and increasing their participation in learning.

As a Senior Transition Advisor you will
• Work closely with schools and colleagues in the Targeted Support team to identify young people to support with their post 16 options.
• Have in-depth knowledge of post 16 learning and labour market options in Fenland.
• Work with a caseload of young people through one to one work, telephone follow up and email.
• Negotiate with a wide range of partners including school/college staff and other voluntary and supporting agencies to get the best possible outcomes for young people.
• Working directly with vulnerable students and their parents for a time limited period.
• There is potential for line management responsibility of the Transition Advisor.

On applying for this post, candidates need to answer each of the job specification points, giving details of their experience along with examples in their practice
For informal enquiries please contact Ellen Tranter ellen.tranter@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Mark Cowdell mark.cowdell@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Interviews will be held on 26th July at Awdry House, 110 Ramnoth Road, Wisbech. PE13 2JD.

What will you be doing?

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to support vulnerable young people to remain in learning post 16. This post supports that duty and contributes to the key performance indicators regarding reducing NEET and increasing participation in learning.

Using knowledge and skills in information advice and guidance this role will lead on the transition of the most vulnerable young people from pre to post 16 learning and assist in the re-engagement of those young people who are NEET, enabling them to make a positive transition to adulthood.

In supporting retention in learning post 16 the post will negotiate with a wide range of partners including school/college staff and other voluntary and supporting agencies. The role will involve regular travel across the county to meet with young people and learning providers.

This post will have line management responsibilities, notably the Transition Adviser.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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