Full time permanent post
Salary: Soulbury Scale B Spinal points 12-15 + 3 SPA
Re-location allowance: £10,000
Based: BHISS, County Oak Avenue, Brighton BN1 8DJ
We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and committed leader who is passionate about providing the best service possible for children and young people with SEND and their families.
The Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) is a unique and highly regarded team comprised of a wide range of specialists that includes Educational Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Specialist Teachers & Practitioners. The service is committed to working together with parents/carers, education settings (early years, schools and colleges) and partner agencies to help all children and young people with SEND to thrive. BHISS is incredibly successful, amongst other achievements the service has managed to broker a popular ‘traded offer’ with local schools and deliver a jointly commissioned Schools Wellbeing Service that has led on the NHS England Mental Health Trailblazer initiative. The team actively engages in multi-agency work, interdisciplinary work, project work and collaborative action research, with many opportunities for team members to train across specialisms in order to create a more flexible and vibrant workforce.
About the role
The post holder will be a key member of the Health, SEN and Disability Senior Leadership Team and provide strategic leadership and management for the Educational Psychology service and the other specialist teams included within BHISS. Through the delivery of advice, support, guidance and training to children and young people, their families and educational settings the service will continue to maximise levels of educational attainment, educational achievement and personal development; thereby supporting our most vulnerable learners to live their best lives.
For an informal discussion please contact Georgina Clarke-Green, Assistant Director for Health SEN and Disability on 07827880742
Closing Date: Midnight 4 October 2020
Shortlisting Date: 7 October 2020
Interview Date: 14 October 2020 or 16 October 2020 (TBC)
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.