Would you like to be a part of The London Borough of Hounslow, whose diverse workforce are committed to making a positive difference for our residents and visitors by ensuring the quality of our services are maintained to a high standard?
Hounslow Council is an outstanding council serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships across the borough which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place, full of potential, but a borough hit hard -socially and economically -by Covid-19. We have stepped up for our residents and businesses like never before.
About The Role
The Elective Home Education (EHE) Service is part of the School Effectiveness Service. It ensures all EHE families and children are supported to access appropriate education in the LA and their local community from 0-16 years.
The role of EHE Coordinator is integral to this service in supporting the needs of children who are electively home educated across Hounslow. This is an exciting opportunity to join a welcoming and busy team, using your skills to work with families within the borough.
1. Provide a specialist service to ensure that the Local Authority meets its education and safeguarding responsibilities towards children who are EHE in Hounslow including the development of policies and practices to ensure their best outcomes.
2. Ensure databases linked to EHE are kept up to date and to provide data as required.
3. Ensure all systems and inter-agency working arrangements with health, social care and education for EHE children are effective, efficient and comprehensive.
4. Undertake home visits and all types of casework as required for EHE children and discharge safeguarding responsibilities where the home visit has flagged concerns.
5. Monitor the suitability of home education provided by parents and take action where this is unsatisfactory to ensure that the educational needs of children educated at home are met.
1. A thorough understanding of EHE.
2. Relevant and up to date knowledge of EHE legislation.
3. Clear communication skills – written and oral
4. The ability to communicate to a high standard with a wide cross section of people both verbally and in writing
5. Ability to work under pressure, manage own time to meet tight deadlines and respond to changing priorities
The ability to understand and assimilate relevant legislation and guidance and give advice on its content.
1. Teaching Qualification (QTS)
2. Recent EHE experience
3. Enhanced DBS required.
We value diversity in its broadest sense. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. 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 sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
For more information and how to apply contact [email protected] or 0208 583 2606
Interviews will be held in week commencing 7th November 2022.