Education Lead

24 hours per week, fixed term for one year, term time only
Astolat, Burpham, Surrey, GU4 7HL

About the role

£18,344, working 24 hours per week for 39 weeks per year (term time only). This equates to a FTE salary of £32,669

This is an exciting new opportunity within our young carers service, you will be engaging with schools and educational establishments to increase awareness and engagement with our services.  You will also be providing direct support to young carers to help improve outcomes.

You will also engage with educational establishments that are less likely to know about the support we can offer, such as independent and specialist schools.

This innovative new role is initially funded for a period of 1 year through the Surrey County Council better care fund.

Key responsibilities include:

Full duties are included in the job outline, key responsibilities include:

  • Co-ordinate drop-in clinics for families in educational settings to provide information and support, signposting and to encourage referrals to the service.
  • Work with pastoral teams to provide advocacy, crisis prevention and timely intervention through 1:1 support for young carers.
  • Promote our service within education settings such as the independent sector, SEN schools and further education.
  • Organise and facilitate termly education network meetings to share best practice and resources.
  • Produce the termly education bulletin in partnership with colleagues.
  • Attend activities within schools and colleges to promote young carer awareness including young carer groups, Young Carers Action Day, fresher fairs and wellbeing fairs.
  • Provide evidence of impact and outcomes achieved both quantitively and qualitatively, such as case studies, surveys, and school census results.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date and accurate records of work undertaken with educational settings and young carers.

About you

You will:

  • Have experience of working with children, young people and families. e.g. in social work /health /education /youth service /voluntary sector settings.
  • Have experience of working within or in partnership with the education system.
  • Have experience of planning and delivering outcome-based support to children, young people, and families.
  • Have experience of advocacy, forming good working relationships and effective communication with young people, families, and professionals.
  • Be an excellent communicator, able to speak to individuals and groups with confidence.
  • Be able to manage your own time and work without direct supervision to provide the best possible outcomes to young carers in school settings.

About us

Action for Carers Surrey has a vision ‘that every unpaid carer in Surrey is heard, valued and supported.’ We are a committed, local charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

Our values are Focus, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence.  By keeping to our values, we are able to provide an innovative, high quality and compassionate service to carers in every community in Surrey, making a real difference to their wellbeing.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities. To this end, we offer staff a weeks paid carers leave.  We also provide a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

To apply, submit an application form to [email protected].

To arrange an informal chat about the role, email [email protected].

Closing date is 19th February; interviews scheduled for Monday 26th February.


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