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Principal Education Welfare Officer – London

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Job Category: Education
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Job Location: Haringey London
Reference: SW241023

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting for a Principal Education Welfare Officer for our client based in Haringey and North London area. 

The successful post holder will manage the Attendance and Welfare Service, including Elective Home Education and the budget.

The successful post holder will take the lead in working with and providing advice, support and challenge to school management teams to improve their approach and performance in relation to school attendance.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • To provide information, advice and support to Members, Officers of the Council, Headteachers, school staff and the public on issues related to pupil attendance and welfare
  • To undertake performance management and supervision of team
  • Maintain and promote effective working relationships with schools to improve their performance in relation to attendance, and to maintain it where it is already excellent. 
  • Manage the service budget and undertake business planning to generate income where  appropriate.
  • Authorise legal proceedings in magistrate and family proceedings court, and attend court to give evidence when required.
  • Initiate innovative approaches to meet government guidance and our statutory duties.
  • Act as the Lead Officer for EHE for the local authority and develop and update policies and procedures.
  • Develop effective working relationships with schools and key partners including the Early Help service to improve attendance for all vulnerable children and young people.
  • Ensuring fixed penalty notices (FPNs) are issued and processed in accordance with local authority criteria.
  • Responsibility for leading and directing the delivery of licences for children who perform within the entertainment industry, take part in commercial photo-shoots, wish to undertake employment and the licensing of residents who wish to act as chaperones for children involved in the entertainment industry.
  • Ensure that services are provided effectively and efficiently to pupils, students and their parents and that the work of the team is completed on time and to a high standard.
  • To contribute to the development of council policies and strategies

Working hours: 35 per week


  • Management experience, including working with schools
  • Experience of working as an education welfare officer
  • Managing staff, performance management and service delivery
  • Budget planning and monitoring
  • Working within child protection procedures
  • Interpreting and implementing statutory regulations, including legal procedures
  • Driving forward service development to meet new demands.

If you are interested in this position, please apply with your CV.

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