Service Lead - SEND Placements & Governance

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 15/04/2024 23:59
£55,104 - £56,965
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15 Apr
Further Information
  • Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities?
  • Do you have a strong track record of effective service delivery and partnership working?
  • Are you looking for a fixed term role which will offer you the opportunity to be part of a strong and supportive team with a vision for ensuring children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities thrive in our borough? 

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for a Service Lead – SEND Placements & Governance to join our Education, Inclusion and Achievement Service on a fixed term basis for 12 months.
You will be responsible for leading and coordinating placements for children with special educational needs and those who are vulnerable requiring a placement following permanent exclusion or through fair access procedures.
You will play a lead role in ensuring appropriate high-quality provision is in place and will provide strategic input into commissioning and quality assurance plans and frameworks relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in the borough.
You will also oversee, lead and coordinate the Local Authority response to external complaints, information requests and mediation. You will have line management responsibility for employees within the service area.
You will receive excellent support and join a welcoming, supportive senior management team.
We are keen to hear from individuals with the following skills and experience:
  • A relevant qualification at graduate/post graduate level.
  • Extensive post-qualification experience.
  • Proven ability of managing services, teams and performance.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to form positive and constructive relationships.
  • A strong track record of engaging with stakeholders (internal / external) including parents/carers, children and young people.
  • An extensive knowledge of relevant legislation such as SEN Code of Practice 2015 and Children & Families Act 2014 as well as knowledge of government guidance relating to Fair Access protocols.
  • Effective Budget and Financial planning skills. 

For further details on the role please refer to the attached Job Description.
We offer an excellent total reward package, including: 
  • A competitive salary of up to £56,965
  • Flexible Working arrangements – working across locations in Stockton and the ability to work some of your time from home. 
  • 27 days annual leave per year rising to 32 with 5 years service. Ability to purchase additional leave is also available. 
  • Generous Pension Scheme through the LGPS with ability to pay extra and plan for retirement 
  • Access to a number of employee benefits including salary sacrifice Car Lease Scheme, discounts at high street and online retailers, employee support including physiotherapy and more.  

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, then please contact Eddie Huntington Assistant Director: Education, Inclusion & Achievement by phone on 01642 526 407 or via email on eddie.huntington@stockton.gov.uk
We look forward to reading your application.

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This job is closed for applications.