Service Manager - Inclusion & Assessment Service, Wakefield

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Wakefield CouncilWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Soulbury B scale 12-15 (£61,628 – £65,266) | +3 SPA points
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable young people in Wakefield.

Playing a key role in the Education and Inclusion team, our Service Manager for the Inclusion & Assessment Service will ensure we continue to deliver the very best educational support and care to young people with additional needs.

You’ll provide strategic leadership to a multi-disciplinary team – including SEND review and assessment, Educational Psychology, as well as our specialist advisory teams in inclusion, early years and children and families inclusion.

You’ll ensure that we understand the unique needs of our children and young people with SEND. Crucially, you’ll help us translate that knowledge to deliver a local offer that goes above and beyond to achieve the very best possible outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll need to bring a combination of technical knowledge and leadership ability. That will require both an understanding of the regulatory environment, as well as the people management and communication skills to inspire and unite our teams around a common mission.

As for career experience, there are several pathways you might have followed to this point. It’s likely that you’ll have been managing a team in a relevant service area for another local authority – or perhaps working in a leadership role in a special or alternative education setting.

Whatever your background, what’s crucial is that you share our values – at the core, our commitment to doing the very best for the communities we serve.  After all, you’ll be supporting the children and young people who need us most. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team who are already delivering great results. You’ll find experienced colleagues ready to support you every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the opportunity to shape and influence how we work together going forward.

To find out more and for a confidential conversation, call our recruitment team on 01904 567818. Or visit

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 15th July 2019

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Address: Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EL, United Kingdom.