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Personal Advisor

Social Care

Family Work

Oldham Council

Health and Wellbeing

Safeguarding –provider services, children in care and care leavers

Personal Advisor

Ref: G4/OL-15988

Contract Type: Permanent

Grade: 4
Salary: £19,431- £22,658 p.a.

Please see additional Terms and Conditions here: Oldham Council Terms and Conditions.docx

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Oldham’s after care team, Unit 7, Whitney Court, Southlink Business Park, Oldham, OL4 1DB

Closing date: 29th April 2018

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: ASAP

Role overview 

Example: Working within the council’s After Care Team, you will work with young people aged 16 25 years old who are or have been looked after or accommodated by the local authority in order to assist them to live an independent life.  You will be expected to work in an anti-oppressive way, ensuring that our young people have life opportunities and appropriate levels of support.


Key responsibilities

  • To carry out the responsibilities and duties for looked after children in line with the Leaving Care Act (2000) and the Children Act (1989) whilst acting as an advocate for young people.
  • To promote the involvement of young people in all aspects of service delivery and pathway planning and also develop and maintain relationships with young people who are or have been looked after.
  • To ensure files and records are accurately maintained, reflecting partnerships with families. In accordance with council policies and procedures. 
  • You will need to manage a caseload effectively, ensuring provision of written electronic records in line with the council’s systems.


Key Requirements


To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to effectively advise and support our young people.
  • Excellent organisational skills will be needed and good report writing skills.
  • You must be able to travel to different sites across the borough and be able to work outside of normal office hours on occasion. This is an essential care user post.


Job Description and Person Specification.doc

Oldham Right to Work in UK.doc

About Us


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the boroughAnyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages (link to the blog with the V&Bs)


To find out more about who we are, what we do and why you should join us please visit our dedicated careers pages where you will also find useful guidance on how best to complete the application form:


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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

29th Apr 2018