Vacancy Education Specialist

Education Specialist (PART-TIME)

We're seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Education Specialist, ideally based in the Midlands.
Application closing date: Monday 5th February 2024

Salary Range:

£21,383- £22,539
per annum*
*dependent on experience inclusive of 19.68 days annual leave. (£38,480 – £40,560pa +41 days annual leave FTE)


Remote Worker

Home working/Some travel required

Role Type:

Part time*
24 hours per week
9am – 3pm

*Term time only – 39 weeks per year

Other Benefits Include: + 45p a mile travel, home working allowance, 10% employer contribution pension scheme, car allowance.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Education Specialist, ideally based in the Midlands area.

The successful candidate will be involved in supporting foster carers and social workers at education meetings, attending PEP meetings, acting as a foster child’s advocate where required, carrying out training for social workers and foster carers, updating management and social workers on changes within education, and challenging school policies and sanctions when and where necessary.

The role is home based, to cover all regions across Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, East Anglia, Midlands, Yorkshire, North West. Support may be provided remotely (via Teams), or in person (requiring travel to the region).

Applicants need to be able to take a flexible approach to working, including occasional out of office hours. Applicants must have at least five years classroom teaching experience, alongside recent teaching experience in Primary or Secondary Education. There must be an up-to-date understanding of educational reforms and policies and procedures, alongside evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants must be able to work autonomously and hold a degree and teaching qualification.

We are a charity, putting the needs of our children and carers first and are looking to appoint individuals who are as passionate about this as we are.

Does this sound like you? If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Links to find out more about this role

What does our Education Specialist do?

Blog – Education Specialist tips for the return to school post Covid-19

Blog – Education Specialist training spotlight

To discuss this role further, please contact:
Lesley Jenkins – HR Department, on 01684 892380.

To apply for this role

Job Description / Person Specification

Please click here to download copy of our application form in Word (.doc)

Contact our HR Team:

Please download our application form via the link and email your application to:
(HR Department)
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FCC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosures Barring Service.  CVs will not be accepted; all applicants must complete an application form.

FCC is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

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