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Team Manager – Special Education Needs and Disabilities

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/08/2020 23:59
£46,499 - £50,725
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol
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Job details 

Closing date:
2 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

How you’ll make a difference

You will be pivotal in leading the implementation of agreed arrangements for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and specifically those with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Your effective management style will ensure that your team of EHC coordinators meet all statutory timescales and that there is timely communication with parents throughout the process.

Your specialist knowledge in this area will ensure that all plans are high quality. Your leadership style will drive high levels of performance of professional operational delivery.

What does a typical day look like?

This is a managerial role and involves day to day supervision to a range of professionals within your team, who in turn will be working in a highly competent and participative working environment.

You will take responsibility for the management of cases within the relevant service area in accordance with the safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people.

You will be working in partnership to promote and co-ordinate initiatives and ensure that communication is effective, information and good practices are shared and learning is embedded in practice in line with government policies and guidelines.

A key part of the role will be to manage and monitor quality and performance to ensure the effectiveness of service provision, including monitoring expenditure to inform accurate budgeting and supporting robust financial management for this area.

You will be representing the Council’s interests when required ensuring that the Council’s position is promoted and understood and relevant specialist input is provided.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

* We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

* We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.

What we need from you:

• We are looking for someone who has substantial knowledge of relevant legislation relating to arrangements for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, including 2014 SEND Code of Practice

• You will have a recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g., teaching qualification, management qualification and registered with the GSCC and other professional bodies.

• You will have significant management experience and be able to demonstrate your experience in managing a service and budget.

• You will have evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children in the community.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life

• We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd August 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 11th August 2020

For further information, please contact Hilary Smith, Head of Education, Learning & Skills (hilary.smith@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 863268

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