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14-25 Co-ordinator
 
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14-25 Co-ordinator

Salary - £27,717 - £30,213 | Based in Kingston, Guildhall complex | Permanent  | 36 hours 


There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.


If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.


About the role

 

The 14-25 team works to support young people into positive sustainable post 16 destinations, with a particular emphasis on the most vulnerable young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who are at most risk of NEET. The 14-25 team works as part of the wider Preparing for Adulthood team, whose focus is young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). A key part of our work is to manage the funding for post 16 placements for SEND learners, whether these be in schools, colleges or specialist provider institutions.
 

 

As an 14-25 Coordinator for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for

  • Manage the tracking process of high needs learners' (from Year 11) to ensure the development and maintenance of robust data on intended post 16 placements and supporting information
  • Co-ordinate arrangements for six weekly tracking and monthly funding panel meetings, ensuring all action points are followed up
  • To line manage the 14-25 apprentice
  • To support the work of the 14-25 team through providing a high quality business support and administration service

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit 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. To find out more about us click here


About you

To be a 14-25 Co-ordinator for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Experience of working in a business support capacity at a senior level.
  • Ability to effectively organise, plan and manage own work load under minimal supervision, often to tight deadlines.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals and providers, and to deal firmly but sympathetically as required.
  • Can work as a team member and work independently, using own initiative, being able to escalate high needs queries/issues to line manager and others as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail by producing work that is accurate and on time, while adapting to changing priorities.
  • Sold experience of developing effective business support processes and systems and can develop and maintain record keeping systems and accurately recording and inputting information within agreed timescales.
  • Can demonstrate experience of providing an end to end service in co-ordinating, servicing and following up on meetings.

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and well being offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are bench marked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 

  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here


Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.


To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile .


Closing Date: 21/02/2020

Interview date: Week commencing 02/03/2020


If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Ann Mason, 14-25 Manager on 020 8547 6989 for an informal discussion.


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.

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