EMAS Adviser

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAR20217926

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Term Time, Permanent


£44,857 - £48,227 Per Annum

Closing date

23 April 2021

Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) Adviser

Salary: Soulbury 13-16:  £51,951 – £55,854 per annum, pro rata (£44,857 – £48,227 for 37 hours, TTO 39 weeks per year)

37 hours per week, term-time only (39 working weeks per year)

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

As an EMAS Adviser you join the Lead Adviser and another EMAS Adviser to support schools when working with black and minority ethnic pupils (BME) and those with English as an additional language (EAL).

The over-arching priorities of the role are to:

  •  Work in and with schools to raise pupils’ standards and achievement and provide professional development to Portsmouth teachers;
  • Monitor progress, attainment, need and provision of BME pupils and those with EAL;
  • Support the effective provision of a bilingual support service;
  • Support the Children, Families and Education Directorate to reach its targets and objectives in relation to ethnic minority and EAL achievement;
  • Respond flexibly to the changing needs and demands of the team and local and national government strategy;
  • Contribute towards agreed EMAS project work, arising from buy-back between key partners and the team

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have QTS as well as successful teaching and/or advisory experience.  You will need to demonstrate a good track record of securing pupil progress within the primary or secondary sector, across a range of ability groups.  In addition you will have experience of responding to the educational needs of ethnic minority pupils, in particular those with English as an additional language. 

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

How to apply: To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the
“job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application form matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile.

Interview process will take place on the 11 May 2021

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.