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VSK Education Support Officer (Key stage 1 to 4)

Role Responsibility

Term Time Only - 39 Weeks Per Year

Do you have a passion for supporting Children in Care to achieve better educational outcomes?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Education Support Officer to join our friendly dynamic and supportive team at the Virtual School Kent a service within KCC.  We are looking for somebody to work in our East Kent team supporting schools, stakeholders and young people in care in the Thanet and Herne Bay area.  

Your main duty will include managing a caseload of Young People and Children in Care, ensuring they all have high quality, up to date and regularly reviewed Personal Education Plans (PEPs).

To achieve this you will be collaborating with school staff, social workers, partners across multi-agency teams and carers to ensure best outcomes for children and young people in care.

You will need to be self-motivated and highly organised with the ability to prioritise work and be flexible in order to meet the needs of the team and the young people we support. An excellent knowledge of the education system and a commitment to inclusion are essential to the role.

Employee Benefits

A friendly environment with professionals who want to make a difference. Plenty of training opportunities and a comprehensive induction programme with the opportunity to shadow others and gain a thorough understanding of the role.

This is a 2 day a week Term Time only Contract which will end on 31st March 2025. The main base for this role is Brook House in Whitstable.  

Your week will be varied, with a hybrid pattern of working which will include home-based and office-working as well as attending meetings in different educational settings. Therefore the ability to travel across the area to meet these requirements is essential.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews at Brook House : 13.8.24

Contact Details

For further details please contact either Simon Fosse-Collins (Area Assistant Head) on 03000  418601 or Marian Smith (VSK Deputy Head)  on 03000 415699  

About the Company

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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.


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