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14-19 Transitions Officer
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Salary Details: AfC Sp35 : £33, 282 pa 
Job Term: Secondment - July 2020 or Fixed Term - July 2020
Appointment Type: Full Time
Hours: 36
Location: Star Centre, King Charles Crescent, Surbiton

About the role

The main objective of the role is to ensure that our young people and their families receive informed, and relevant careers advice about post 16 options and that they are offered up-to-date labour market information, enhancing employability skills for young people with SEND. In many cases, this will mean identifying employment as an outcome via vocational pathways.  

About us
AfC’s 14-19 team has a key role in supporting young people into positive post 16 destinations. Our focus is particularly on those vulnerable learners, particularly SEND and SEN Support who may need additional support to help them explore the post 16 landscape and also to progress towards their adult destinations.

Our Next Steps programme, which consists of 1:2:1 information and advice interviews with young people, was successfully implemented for Year 11 SEND learners in 2017/18. It is being extended to Year 10 and Year 13 learners with SEND and SEN Support over the next two years.

About you
We are looking for a Level 6 qualified careers adviser to deliver the Next Steps programme to young people and their families, up to July 2020. You will work as part of the 14-19 team and link in to the other members of the team who manage the funding for post 16 high needs placements. As a key member of our wider team you will also work alongside colleagues from the Education Business Partnership (EBP) and Way to Work (AfC’s apprenticeship provider). Outside the 14-19 team you will work with schools, the Preparing for Adulthood team and other services to contribute to transition into post 16 provision.

You will be located within the 14-19 team, located in the Star Centre in Surbiton and report to the 14-19 Manager. You will work closely with our existing 14-19 Transitions Officer.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.


The successful candidate will have access to:

●         Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support

●         A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)

●         Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post

●         A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached

●         Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety

●         Reflective supervision from an experienced management team


You will find out more about our organisation at

For more information please see the attached job description. For an informal chat, please contact Ann Mason, 14-19 Manager on 020 8547 6989.


How to apply

Before applying please refer to the Role Profile.doc and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.


Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing date: 14/11/2018
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