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Advice and Support Officer - Further and Higher Education

TPP Recruitment
City of London
Up to £30000.00 per annum
Closing date
4 Nov 2020
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TPP Recruitment are excited to be working with a children and young people's charity who work to improve the lives and outcomes of children in care and young care leavers by providing them a range of high-quality services and support.

The charity is looking to recruit an Advice and Support Officer to provide an exceptional advice and support service to young care leavers, focussing on accessing further and higher education.

This is a brand new role for the charity and will be appointed as a 1 year fixed term contract initially. While currently remote, the role will be based in central London but will have the possibility to work from home half of the time.

As the Advice and Support Officer for Further and Higher Education, you will provide care experienced young people and the professionals working with them, prompt, accurate advice and support across a range of platforms including over the phone, social media, email/text and live chat, supporting them at various stages around accessing further and higher education.

Working with a caseload of young people you will use your knowledge of widening participation and accessing further and higher education to support the young people in informing them about their rights and entitlements in relation to education and learning, writing UCAS applications, writing personal statements and supporting their emotional and social wellbeing.

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate experience and skills in the following:
-experience directly working with young people in a similar role, e.g., advice and guidance, youth work, widening participation, college or university setting.
-a strong understanding of further and higher education progression routes for care experienced young people including up to date knowledge of UCAS applications, relevant legislation for children in care and young care leavers with a focus on further and higher education
-a thorough understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable young adults

The charity values and celebrates people's diversity and believes this strengthens their team. We strongly encourage applications from those with experience of care and those from BAME communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation.

If you are committed to and passionate about improving the lives of children in care and young care leavers and have the relevant experience for this role, please show your interest by sending your CV to quoting reference number J74026DT.

Closing date: Monday 2nd November 9am


TPP Recruitment is a specialist, highly respected and well-established UK-wide consultancy.

Our areas of expertise enable us to provide dedicated support to organisations across the following non-profit and public sector organisations:

Charitable | Educational | Health & Social Care | Professional Membership | Awarding Bodies | Cultural | Housing

Our 50+ strong team of dedicated consultants specialise in the following functional areas:

Education & Training | Finance, IT & Facilities | Fundraising & Development | Health & Social Care | Human Resources |  Leadership & Governance | MarComms & Digital | Office & Specialist Support

TPP has connected organisations and candidates across the UK since 1996, from our offices in London, Bristol and Newcastle. Our culture is based on the following set of core principles which are embedded within our teams and underpin our commitment to helping ensure organisations achieve lasting impact.

  • We do the right thing
    We have a social conscience, work in an ethical way and are passionate about supporting organisations. It’s why the first P of our name stands for Principle.
  • We work in partnership
    Internally and externally, we work in an honest, supportive and collaborative way to achieve exceptional results. It’s why the second P stands for Partnership.
  • We specialise
    We are experts in our fields and constantly seek to improve our knowledge of and empathy for our customers.
  • We adapt
    We offer a flexible, tailored approach and are constantly looking for better ways to do things.
  • We exceed expectations
    We go above and beyond and focus on long term relationships over short term gains.
Contact Us
  • 4th Floor, Sherborne House
  • 119-121 Cannon Street
  • London
  • EC4N 5AT
  • GB
  • 020 7198 6000
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