Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Early Years Adviser (Schools)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£48,849 - £52,860 per annum (plus 3SPA)

We are seeking an Early Years (schools) adviser to join the School Effectiveness team at Newcastle City Council.

You will be advising, supporting and challenging schools to ensure that young people in Newcastle get the best possible start to their education.

You will be an experienced Early Years leader with the credibility to work effectively with school leaders, the School Effectiveness team and with networks of school early years leads.

You will be passionate about achieving strong outcomes for all young people. You will be a strong communicator, able to manage teams and networks, lead projects and able to deliver effective training.

In return, you will be a valuable part of a supportive and successful team, working in close collaboration with almost a hundred schools. Most importantly, you will have an opportunity to make a positive difference across a vibrant, international city.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 13 October

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 17 October

Interviews will take place on Thursday 20 October, lasting no more than ninety minutes.

For further details or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ian Dawson, Head of School Effectiveness at or on 07833 371273.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

13 October 2022

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