Transitions Officer (maternity cover)

Transitions Officer (maternity cover)

Red Balloon of the Air

Location: Must be commutable to Cambridge, some remote working a possibility after induction period

Fixed-Term: 7th June 2021 – 12th July 2022

Hours: 28 Hours Per week over 4 days

Salary: £22,889 – £24,449 Pro Rata Per Annum


As our Transitions Officer, you will play a key part in working towards the long-term objectives of RBAir to support students to access the future education, training or employment pathways of their choice. You will work in partnership with the Link Mentor Manager and the SENDCo to deliver the role objectives.

This is a pivotal organisational role, ensuring our young people have access to careers education (our Breakaway programme), with specific targeted support offered to final year (usually year 11+) students. Due to many students accessing education on extended timelines, the transitions support may be delayed until year 12, year 13 or beyond. Breakaway involves the delivery of online and face-to-face sessions assisting students in identifying and working towards their appropriate goals for after they leave our provision.

You will liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure secure student plans are in place. You will also track the progress of students following their departure from RBAir.

For full details of Role Specific Duties, please see the Job Description

What you will need to succeed

It is essential that you have experience in working with young people and their families, and it would be preferable if you are a qualified teacher or are educated to a degree level. As the core of this role is to support our students transition into future education, training or employment pathways of their choice, experience in careers support would be preferable, as well as previous experience of coordinating with both internal and external stakeholders to support the educational transition journey.


What you will get in return

Alongside an incredibly supportive and passionate group of colleagues you will have the ability to work remotely and support some of our incredible students though challenging and exciting times, which is incredibly rewarding. The benefits package includes:

Salary : £22,889 – £24,449 Pro Rata Per Annum (Paid equally over 52 weeks)
Location : Remote working after a successful induction period. You will need to be commutable to our offices in Cambridge.
Holiday : 59 days (During school holidays) plus bank holidays
Training and Development Opportunities

Job Description

Transitions Officer (maternity cover)

Application form

Transitions Officer (maternity cover)

How to Apply

In line with safer recruitment practices , we are only able to accept applications via our application forms, which can be accessed by following the application link above. Our forms can be saved and returned to at any point.

Interviews will consist of a two stages process comprising of a formal interview and an online mock session with a Red Balloon of the Air Student.

Closing Date:

Deadline for applications is midnight on 12th April 2021.

Shortlisting will be complete on 14th April 20201.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 19th of April.


Red Balloon of the Air is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon of the Air is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.