Senior Education Lead

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£51,200 - £69,200 per annum
07 Feb 2019
06 Mar 2019
Senior Management
Contract Type

Senior Education Lead

RB Kensington and Chelsea

Ref. RBKC8602

£51,200 - £69,200 per annum

Permanent, Full Time


Dedicated Service for the bereaved and survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Dedicated Service has been set up to provide long-term support to survivors and those who were bereaved as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It is a pivotal part of the long term plans that the Council and NHS have committed to. The Dedicated Service aims to support the survivors and bereaved to positively rebuild their lives and find their own personal paths to recovery by:

  • Supporting families by directly providing the service within the team
  • Helping families to navigate the wider services available to them through a range of different partners which they might need now or in the future
  • Advocating on behalf of families when they encounter difficulties and doing everything the service can to find a way to help

The service has been co-designed with the survivors and bereaved and their voice will continue to drive and shape the service as it continues to develop. Their voice is central to the governance of the service too. The Dedicated Service operates out of a centre that is separate to the Town Hall and is co-located with the Grenfell United space.

The service is formed of people from a range of backgrounds and specialisms, including health, justice, trauma, education and employment, and is operated in partnership with the NHS, Victim Support and the wider voluntary sector. The nature of the service will change over time and will be dependent on the needs of the survivors and bereaved and the progress of the Public Inquiry and investigation.

Who are we looking for?

There are many different roles available, and for each one you will need to be able to show that you have the type of skills or experience that will allow you to be a success. However, of equal, if not more importance, will be what you bring as an individual.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are respectful, compassionate and empathetic, and who are capable of showing sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families, informed by an understanding of trauma and bereavement.
  • Are committed to delivering the best outcomes for the survivors and bereaved and ensuring that the services available to them reflect their needs and wishes.
  • Take responsibility, have a track record of getting things done and of working flexibly and are committed to going the extra mile.
  • Are great communicators and are committed to building strong relationships. You will need to be as comfortable with effectively speaking with and listening to individuals and families as you will be with professionals from the Council, NHS, Government and beyond.
  • Are tenacious, resilient and comfortable working in ambiguity.
  • Will ensure that the resources available are used effectively and provide the greatest value to the survivors and bereaved If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you

The Role:

We are looking for a Senior Education Lead to:

  • Ensure that the cohort of bereaved and survivor children and young people (aged 0-25) affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy receive the highest quality education and pastoral care and make the best progress possible in their learning within their schools and education settings, through rigorous monitoring and proactively developing the required plans and support.
  • Support and provide careers guidance to young adults to help them achieve their employment, education and training aspirations.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and bereavement upon learning and work closely with schools to ensure children and young people in the Grenfell cohort have appropriate support in place.
  • Take the lead education advocate role in the Dedicated Service for this Grenfell cohort, linking closely with other key professionals, including education senior officers in Children’s Services and head teachers.
  • Support families in the Grenfell cohort in their education aspirations for their children, meeting regularly with the children and young people, parents and carers, school leaders and representatives from community.

Contact details for an informal discussion: James Pearson, Programme & Change Manager on 07857 696824

For full details of the role, please click on the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: 3rd March 2019.

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