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Fair Access Team leader

Education - Non School

School Improvement

Rochdale Council


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Location:  Floor 4, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU                                      

Salary: £36,153 to £39,961 per annum

Grade: 9                                             

Working Hours:  37 hours                           

Contract Type:  Permanent                        

Closing Date: 20th January 2019 

Interview Date: 28th January 2019


In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.


This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.


Following a Service Restructure, a unique opportunity has arisen within the Fair Access team for a permanent Fair Access Team Leader.


The post would co-ordinate and monitor implementation of the Fair Access Protocol relating to statutory exclusion procedures and education for excluded pupils, the Managed Moves Protocol and the Hard to Place Protocol, working with all key partners.


The post holder will prioritise the work of the Fair Access Team; Fair Access Officers, Fair Access and Equalities Support Officers in the new structure and manage them on a daily basis.


The post holder will also chair the Fair Access Panel meetings and Hard to Place meetings and work with schools and families following panel outcomes.   


The post holder will also work closely with the Lead Inclusion Officer to ensure the policies and procedures are adhered to across Rochdale Borough.


Casual User Car Allowance is payable


Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS including a barred list check against the child workforce.


Please click on the links below:


             Job description and person specifiation.pdf

             Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders.pdf

             Privacy Notice

             Support for Armed Forces.pdf



The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

20th Jan 2019