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Locality Early Help Advisor
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/14001/3744
  • Published: Fri 25/10/2019, 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 27/11/2019, 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £23,951 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surreywide, Surrey

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Locality Early Help Advisor


£23,951 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH. However you will be working with schools across one of Surrey's four quadrants and as such travel is a necessary part of the role. We are looking for four Locality Early Help Advisors.

The quadrants are:

  • North East: Epsom & Ewell, Spelthorne and Elmbridge
  • South East: Reigate & Banstead, Mole Valley and Tandridge
  • North West: Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath
  • South West: Guildford & Waverley

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role.

You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the role

At Surrey our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Family Resilience - Early Help and Prevention, at the heart of our journey. Family Safeguarding, an innovative and highly effective approach, developed in Hertfordshire will be central to our new model.

As part of our journey, the Children, Families and Learning directorate are now looking for four Locality Early Help Advisors to join our Early Help and Partnerships team.

The team supports the development of the Surrey Family Centre and Family Support offer for the 0-11 age range that have emerging needs requiring multi-agency support to ensure they are directed to the right help at the right time.

The Locality Early Help Advisor is a new role and the post holders will advise schools and coordinate the most appropriate support needed for children and families to ensure they receive the right support at the right time from appropriate resources provided by Surrey County Council, partners and the voluntary and community sector.

This role will require you to be able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, partners, children and families, working respectfully in a way which encourages them to recognise what help they require and empowering them to develop strategies to support their needs. You must have the ability to communicate clearly, remain calm under pressure and deal with each request confidentially, applying a discreet and sensitive approach to all that you do.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Be a skilled listener with high level verbal and written communication skills
  • Have an understanding or awareness of the relevant legislation
  • Have previous experience of working with children and families
  • Have successfully collaborated with partners to effectively deliver work
  • Have the ability to plan your work using your own initiative
  • Have proven IT skills

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Sue Turton on 07968 834127 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27/11/2019.

Interviews will take place on 06/12/2019.