SEND Manager, London

Closing date:This job has expired

Camden CouncilLondon

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,504 - £52,786
Contract term: Permanent

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 
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The Role
We have a fantastic opportunity for an insightful, experienced and highly organised SEND manager to join our Special Education and Inclusive Intervention Service (SEIIS). The successful candidate will have responsibility for ensuring the SEN team meets their responsibilities under the CFA 2014, providing a service of the highest standards which improves outcomes for children young people with SEND. A service that works systematically with professionals and where parents and carers are able to fully involved at an operational and strategic level. You will responsible for the SEN Team which includes, SEN Senior Officers, Assessment and Case Coordinators, Case Support Officers, Annual Review Assistant and supported employment officers. The role includes work at an operational level as well as a strategic level with opportunities to develop and influence approaches and pathways for children and young people with SEND.

Are you
Resilient, tactical, highly skilled communicator, have the highest of ambitions for children and young people with SEND and their  families, a leader, courageous, questioning, challenging, fully conversant of the CFA 2014, an influencer, ambitious for children and young people with SEND, politically astute, analytical, able to identify what works and implement change to improve quality and outcomes, tech savvy, a systems thinker, kind, creative, committed to co-production, solution focussed, have the highest of ambitions for children and young people with SEND.

Do you want to
Make a difference, improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND, work for a dynamic Council, feel energised about coming into work, and want to feel valued for who you are and what you bring. If yes we very much look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal conversation about the role please email karen.flanagan@camden.gov.uk 

About you
To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate will be Degree educated or possess significant equivalent experience in a similar post alongside evidence of continued professional development. As the SEN Manager you will be a resilient, tactical and highly skilled communicator who has the highest of ambitions for children and young people with SEND and their families. The ideal candidate will be a natural leader who is a courageous, questioning, challenging and solution focused influencer. You will utilise your analytical and political acumen to enable you to identify what works and implement the necessary changes to improve quality and outcomes.

About Camden
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity 
To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click here to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to Apply
To apply for this job please visit our website. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 2nd February 2020
Interviews to be held: Wednesday 12th February 2020
Please quote reference: 190000UC
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 13th January 2020, Monday 17th February 2020 & Monday 16th March 2020



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