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About The Role

Job Title: 16+ Personal Advisor
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: HC7 £29,777 - £33,945 per annum

Closing: 28/05/2024

Interviews: 07/06/2024

The role

We are looking for a Personal Advisor to help us on our improvement journey.

Working within the Leaving Care Team you will be supporting 16 – 25 year olds to help them access education, training, employment, activities, suitable accommodation and to develop skills that equip them to live their lives independently.

You hold a Level 3 (or above) qualification in a relevant child care or child development discipline with experience of working with young people in a similar supporting role and have good understanding of issues such as mental health, substance misuse, housing legislation and support and safeguarding.

You’ll need to be confident in managing complex situation, and have a high level of emotional resilience in order to respond to others trauma. A quick thinker with the ability to make decisions in times of crisis, your excellent communication skills will hold firm when verbal communication isn’t available, and be flexible across a range of a wide range of audiences.

Herefordshire is on a journey and we would like you to be part of our next chapter. This is an exciting opportunity to have a genuine impact on the local authority and help improve and protect the children and young people within it.

We Offer

A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension andstaff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Basic Salary of £29,777– £33,945
  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Career progression: clear pathways to progress
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

About Us

Herefordshire is a beautiful, historic county located in the heart of the Marches on the border with Wales. We are one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England with a wealth of unspoilt countryside, distinctive heritage, and lively and attractive market towns.

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work with Children & Young People. 

How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our relational practice approach with our improvement partner Leeds City Council, so it's an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!

 Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole. 

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond.

Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

  • Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role

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