Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea. We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.
This key role has strategic responsibility for leading review and monitoring of provision for children and young people with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) across the Bi-Borough, ensuring support for schools, colleges and early years settings to improve outcomes.
This post holder will lead on the ensuring legally compliant, high quality annual review processes, working alongside the equivalent Principal Manager for statutory assessments across the Bi Borough.
The post holder will be part of a leadership team ensuring consistently effective delivery across both Boroughs.
- You will need to have a strong and demonstrable track record of management and leadership of a large team and a commitment to improving the outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
- You will need an excellent knowledge and understanding in practice of the key legislative frameworks e.g. Children and Families Act 2014 and SEND Code of Practice and the legislation and procedures in relation to mediation, dispute resolution and SEND Tribunals.
- You will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to use information and data to make clear, coherent, legally compliant decisions.
- In order to carry out this role successfully, parents and carers of children and young people identified that the role requires honesty, a willingness to listen and learn from all stakeholders including parents.
- The role requires a skilled professional with experience of leading and managing a public service and an excellent knowledge and understanding of the legislative frameworks relating to the provision of services to children and young people and their families (Children and Families Act 2014, Education Act 1996, SEND codes of practice 2015).
- The successful post holder will demonstrate the ability to establish constructive and positive relationships with Local Authority colleagues, governing bodies, head teachers, SENCOs, health partners and a wide range of other stakeholders in order to drive high quality services and good outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: George Webster, at email@example.com
For more information and to apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2pqnRzO
Interview date: Wednesday 15th January 2020.
Closing date: 6th January 2020.