Hours: 37 hours per
week for 6 months or 27 hours per week for 8 months
Contract: Fixed Term
Through the Isle of Wight
Council's partnering arrangement with Hampshire County Council and in our joint
efforts and investment to improve performance and outcomes for children, we are
recruiting for a specialist housing
personal adviser to join the Leaving Care Team as part of our plan to eradicate
To be a Personal Advisor
to all 16 to 18-year-old children and young people in care / care leavers and
key worker for those care leavers aged 18 years old and above. To be an active
member of the Leaving Care Team having high aspirations for young people. As a
Personal Advisor you will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating a
range of activities, opportunities and services to young people including:
For further information or
an informal discussion please contact Karen Cheeseman, on Team Manager 01983
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
In the interests of
efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you
reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the
recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your
application will not have been successful on this occasion.
note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of
Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of
Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions.
Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all
of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five
years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under
direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended
voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire
County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who
take operational responsibility for children’s services.