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Senior Manager - Northumberland Inclusive Education Service.Z238

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 23:59
£61,910 - £65,287
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County Hall
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Closing date:
16 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

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Senior Manager - Northumberland Inclusive Education Service

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who is NCC?

World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?
Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

The Role

Northumberland County Council’s Inclusive Education Service is looking to appoint a Senior Manager to a newly created post within the management team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individual who is committed to promoting and developing the highest possible quality of provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) in Northumberland.

The main focus of work will be on working with our school communities and other settings to ensure that they are in the strongest position to deliver a graduated approach to meeting need; and in conjunction with the Head of Inclusive Education Services, Director of Education and Skills and Head of SEND Strategy ensure that the vision and priorities for SEN in Northumberland are achieved.

Key deliverables of the post centre on supporting and developing the SENCo Community of Practice through effective communication and a comprehensive and responsive training offer, as well as ensuring that robust systems of self-evaluation, support and challenge for/to schools are in place and monitored.

Good, strong working relationships with School Leaders will underpin the work. In addition, the role involves leading on specific aspects of system and service improvement, and the postholder will perform deputising functions on behalf of the Head of Inclusive Education Services.

We are looking for a professional with a proven track record as a leader, and as a manager of change. The successful applicant will:
- Have recent and relevant experience of delivering an SEN Support offer within a mainstream setting
- Have a good understanding of SEN legislation with regard, in particular, to the responsibilities of schools in meeting needs
- Be committed to the inclusion of children and young people in mainstream settings, and the achievement of best outcomes
- Be committed to the principles of coproduction
- Be a strong team player, with experience and evidence of leading well

For details of essential and desirable skills and experience applicable to the post, and more detail about the key duties and responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nicola Taylor, Head of Inclusive Education Services Nicola.Taylor@northumberland.gov.uk

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
- A starting salary of £61,910 (rising to £65,287)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Closing date for applications will be midnight on Thursday 16th September

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.
For guidance on completing your application, please see attached notes

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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