Education, Participation and Achievements Manager

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Closing date:

06 July 2018

Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 per annum DOE + Benefits


Location: Ideally based in Kent with regular travel to our regional office in North West, Midlands, East Anglia and South East


Hours: 35 Hours, 9 – 5


Contract: Permanent



This is an exciting opportunity to work with By the Bridge with Cambian; an independent and leading fostering organisation with a unique therapeutic approach, providing high quality foster care for children of all ages and abilities.



The Role


An opportunity has arisen to join our team and lead on the development of our Education, Achievement and Participation strategy.  The aim of this role is to maximise opportunities for children and young people by ensuring access to a suitable education provision and enabling positive outcomes to be achieved.  In addition, you will be the lead for children’s participation within the organisation and oversee our Get a Lifestyle programme for children.  You will manage our team of Education Advisors who are based at our regional offices, therefore regular travel to our regions will be required.  A company car or car allowance will be provided. 





You will ideally be located in Kent, based from our Sittingbourne office, with regular travel to our regional offices, however flexibility with location may be considered for the right candidate.  You will be passionate about improving the educational outcomes and other opportunities for children and young people and have high expectations for them; with the drive and determination to help them gain success and achieve their aspirations. 


Knowledge of the education system, including the ability to analyse and produce reports regarding academic achievements, legislation, funding, admissions and alternative education provisions is essential for this role.  Ideally you will have experience of working with Looked after Children in relation to education, although this is not essential.   The ability to identify and work with partner organisations to deliver exciting opportunities, outside of education for children and young people would also be advantageous.


You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent relevant experience.  Your IT skills will be of a good standard, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook, as part of the role requires collation of statistics, drafting reports, managing budgets and evidencing outcomes.  You will be a confident, engaging and approachable individual with excellent communication skills and motivated to succeed.   



The package


We offer a salary of £35,000 - £42,000 per annum dependent on experience, the option of a company car OR car allowance, a discretionary annual bonus, private healthcare, pension, life insurance, generous annual leave, and a great working environment.



Please note the successful applicant must agree to an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service procedures (DBS). Employment will be offered to the successful applicant subject to a satisfactory disclosure report.



By the Bridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.



By the Bridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer.





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By the Bridge with Cambian is an innovative, dynamic, independent fostering organisation providing high quality foster care and services to children and their foster families. 


We continually strives to achieve excellence for our children and young people, foster parents and staff. And every member of staff makes a valuable contribution towards improving the lives of children. 


People are at the heart of everything that By the Bridge with Cambian is about.  It is vital for our children, that our foster parents and staff are inspired and motivated by working for us. 


We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.  We work to ensure that By the Bridge with Cambian is a fun place to be, where people are treated fairly and rewarded well for the work that they do.


By the Bridge with Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


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