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Special Educational Needs Service Manager

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/205804
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 12:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Hampshire

Special Educational Needs Service Manager

Band: 13, £53,502 - £60,140 p.a.

Portsmouth City Council

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

You will be leading and managing the SEN team, one of twelve teams in the Inclusion Service which has the overarching aim of removing the barriers to achievement for all Portsmouth children and young people, especially with special educational needs or those from vulnerable groups.

The SEN Team is responsible for co-ordinating and managing the statutory education, health and care needs assessment and annual review processes on behalf of the local authority in accordance with relevant legislation and the SEN code of practice.

You will be responsible for leading the SEN team and ensuring that the above duties are fulfilled so that children with special educational needs and disabilities receive the right provision to meet their needs.

You will also be a key member of the Inclusion Service Management Team and your skills and knowledge will make a valuable contribution to the strategic developments and priority areas with the Children, Families and Education Directorate. You will work closely with the Head of Inclusion to deliver the Portsmouth SEND strategy.

What you'll need to succeed

If you have a proactive approach, are committed to working in co-production with families and stakeholders, want to lead a superb team and be part of a truly inclusive Inclusion Service and work where your talents will be appreciated, we would love to hear from you.

What you'll get in return

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.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Robinson, Head of Inclusion

liz.robinson@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Interviews will be held on 22nd September.

 

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  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/205804
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 12:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Hampshire

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