This is an exciting opportunity to join Brighton & Hove Inclusion support Services (BHISS) as the Senior Specialist SEN Teacher for Early Years. You will have the opportunity to lead and develop a highly skilled and passionate early years SEND team and contribute to LA developments in the area of Early Help and SEND. We are looking for a strong and creative leader to work with other heads of services in BHISS and with the Principal Educational Psychologist. Opportunities to shape and innovate service design and practice are central to ensuring that this service is meeting the needs of our children in Brighton and Hove and we hope you will join us.
Interview date: Tuesday 12th July 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact (Sue Franklin) - (Principal Educational Psychologist and Head of Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Services) on email@example.com
About the role
BHISS is a multi-disciplinary team that works with children & young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families through early years settings, schools and further education. You would be leading the Early Years SEN Service and working alongside heads of services who lead: the Educational Psychology Service, the Sensory Support Services, the Schools Wellbeing Service and Mental Health Support Teams, the SEMH Service, the Language and Autism Service, and the Literacy Support Service.
In BHISS, we work collaboratively together across our individual services and contribute to each others leadership and CPD. We have a strong Business Support team who ensure our systems can run smoothly. We offer a broad range of training to settings and your team would be responsible for providing the EY Area SENCO role of support and high quality CPD of our early years settings
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours 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. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).