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Support Services for Education

Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Service



Traveller Education Support Assistant  

37 hours per week

Salary: £17,772 - £20,138 per annum

Fixed term contract until 31 August 2018.


About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join Support Services for Education. The Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Service are looking for a full time Education Support Assistant to work in this busy and hardworking team.  This is a varied role which involves supporting Traveller pupils and schools to raise levels of achievement and aspiration.


About the Job

The role will involve you carrying out referrals, making assessments of need and establishing links with families and schools. You will act as a point of advice for schools around cultural issues and will work with Traveller pupils at key transition points to help raise stay on rates in education. You will support Traveller pupils in school and will help to remove any barriers to learning. You will attend relevant school and multi-agency meetings to support individual pupils. You will also make home visits as part of home school liaison requests, which may include visits to Traveller sites, fairground sites and roadside families.


About You

As part of the team you will be involved in delivering termly events to help improve attendance, reduce exclusions and raise aspirations. There will also be opportunities to deliver on-site teaching at Fair school and to deliver workshops at training events. You will be a self-motivated team player who is able to act as a champion for Traveller pupils. As a part-traded service within SSE, we offer a range of specialist packages to schools and you will have the opportunity to be involved in both the delivery of and planning of new packages. Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing needs of the service is a necessary part of the role, making a positive and committed attitude a necessity.


For more information or an informal discussion about this post please contact Kate Daunton, Service Manager, on 07977 402459


We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:


•           A Local Government Pension Scheme.


•           Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.


•           My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema  tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.


•           A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones and health screening.


•           Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.


•           Staff discounts in gyms.


•           Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.


•           Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.


Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.


This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.


To see the full job details and to download and submit an application form, please visit


CV’s are not accepted for this role.


Please quote job reference no: 10523/AB         


Closing date: 26/10/2017




We are recruiting!!


We are very excited to be recruiting for two new members for our small team and would appreciate it if you can please share this with your team, colleagues and anyone else you think may be interested in applying.


1 x Liaison Officer – Part-time 22.5hrs Pro Rata (permanent contract – renewed annually)


1 x Skills and Employment Support Officer - Full Time 37.5hrs (5-year Big Lottery Funding)


·         £28,484 + 6% Pension contribution

25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

a childcare voucher scheme

flexible working hours


Based in Cardiff


Closing Date:  18 September 2017


Interviews: 28 September 2017


How to Apply


Application form


LO Job Description and Person Specification


SESO Job Description and Person Specification


Please complete and return the application form to 


Swyddog Cymorth Sgiliau a Chyflogaeth


£28,484 y flwyddyn a chyfraniad pensiwn o 6%


Amser Llawn (Cyllid am 5 mlynedd gan y Gronfa Loteri Fawr)


Yn gweithio yng Nghaerdydd


Proffil y Cyflogwr

Mae Sipsiwn a Theithwyr Cymru yn cynorthwyo ac yn galluogi Sipsiwn a Theithwyr i gael ansawdd bywyd uchel a chynaliadwy drwy wella mynediad at lety addas, gwasanaethau cyhoeddus, addysg a sgiliau gwaith.


Gofynion y Swydd


Swydd newydd yw hon i wella cyflogadwyedd a hunan-hyder Sipsiwn a Theithwyr drwy wella sgiliau llythrennedd, technoleg gwybodaeth a sgiliau eraill, a’u cefnogi i gael mynediad at gyfleoedd gwaith a hyfforddiant.


Dylai fod gan ymgeiswyr brofiad o’r canlynol:

·         Rhoi cymorth i bobl ganfod gwaith neu ennill sgiliau ychwanegol

·         Gweithio gyda chymunedau Sipsiwn a Theithwyr, neu mewn amgylchedd tebyg neu faes perthnasol.


Dyddiad Cau:  18 Medi 2017


Cyfweliadau: 28 Medi 2017


Sut i wneud cais


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