|Start Date:||As soon as possible||Contract Type:||Volunteer – 4 year appointment (30-40 hours per year)|
|Salary:||n/a||Closing Date:||Friday 22nd December 2023|
Would you like to shape the future for the next generation?
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership has exciting opportunities for School Advocate Representatives, to make a real difference to the lives of the children within our schools. As an Advocate Representative, you will contribute to strategic decision making and add a different perspective to school matters.
We are seeking to appoint dedicated and self-motivated Advocate Representatives for each school within the Multi Academy Trust. Each school will be represented by four individuals with specific responsibilities in the following areas:
• Vulnerable Children
• Community engagement
• Support and Challenge
The role of an advocate at ATLP requires a time commitment of around 30-40 hours per year for an appointment term of 4 years. This time commitment expectation is based on a combination of meeting attendance, meeting preparation, ad-hoc email/verbal communications and training. It is expected that ATLP advocate committees will meet approximately once per term, and that meetings will take place at the school level on a once or twice termly basis (as defined and managed by the individual school), scheduled mainly in the early evenings. Meetings may take place remotely or in person dependent on requirements.
We are looking for people who
• Are excited to contribute to the ATLP’s continued efforts to deliver the very best for our children, their families and their communities.
• Can commit to the ATLP vision of ‘One Trust’ and embrace the culture of one learning family, where we all have a responsibility for all our children through our actions, our values and our working practice.
• Are willing to commit time and energy – not just preparing for and attending meetings, but to inspire, challenge and support the leadership team and to engage with the local school community to truly bring its voice through into decision-making processes and leadership forums.
• Are innovative thinkers able to stimulate and contribute to well-rounded and carefully considered strategic input.
• Have the highest aspirations for the ATLP schools and strive for excellence at all times.
• Are dedicated, committed and self-motivated.
• Have a commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
What you’ll get in return
It is a rewarding role, which provides an opportunity for personal development, by building your skills and experience in areas such as project management, budgeting and working as part of a senior team. The roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses and requisite training will be paid.
What you need to do now
To apply for an Advocate role, please complete the Expression of Interest form. Completed forms should be emailed to Katherine Thomas, Governance & Compliance Manager at email@example.com
(Please do not complete an application form)
Your expression of interest form will then be passed onto the local school. The school will undertake the shortlisting and interviewing process.
The ATLP believes that diversity is critical to its future development and would therefore particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and from those with a disability.
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS prohibition check and identity checks prior to the commencement of their duties. Successful applicants will also be required to declare their personal details which will be filed with GIAS in accordance with statutory requirements
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.
We will carry out an online search about you for information that is publicly available online. This will include social media accounts you may hold. This will only be carried out on shortlisted candidates and before interview. This processing of data will be conducted under the legal basis of Article 6(e) public task in line with the guidance laid out in para 221 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022. Any data collected during this search will be retained in line with our retention schedule which is available on request.
Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, prohibition check, qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references which will be sought prior to interview. The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer.
Please find a link to our safeguarding policy which we would encourage you to read prior to applying to work in our organisation ATLP Safeguarding policy 2023/2024