Improvement Adviser – School SEND Support (0-25 SEND Team)
Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London’s most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.
We are passionate about the value of public services and our headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team. This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.
The growth in the borough and other demographic pressures, places an increasing demand for council services, at a time when funding is being reduced. A range of innovative projects are being developed that will collectively seek to strengthen communities and support our residents to live independently. The projects include the redesign of services, so that there is a much greater focus on prevention and early intervention, with the aim of reducing levels of demand. Most projects include the use of behavioural science techniques, sometimes known as 'nudge theory' and all aim to reshape relationships with our residents. This will require a deeper understanding of our residents and their interaction with our services.
About the role
Croydon Council are seeking to appoint an Improvement Adviser for School SEND Support.
The role will lead on the challenge and support to schools so that they fully understand and implement legal duties in relation to SEND and provide consistent, effective high quality inclusive practice.
The role also includes responsibility for advisory support to Croydon’s Special schools and enhanced learning provisions.
To apply please visit https://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_croydon01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=144082,4571482368&key=54734429&c=348632659851&pagestamp=seutfmnqsqxxtjwhfn
Applicants must be a qualified teacher with post graduate qualification relevant to SEND provision. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate extensive school leadership experiences and proven success in meeting needs and improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
The post holder will require an enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Judith Lunnon Improvement Adviser firstname.lastname@example.org or Alison Farmer Head of 0-25 SEND email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 27th November 2017.
Interviews are due to take place Friday 1st December 2017.
Equal opportunities statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.