Senior Manager, Special Educational Needs, Cheshire West and Chester

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Cheshire West & Chester CouncilCheshire West and Chester
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 15 JNC. £57870-Grade 15 JNC. £64208 Per Annum
Contract term: Permanent

(RH 00005E)

Hours Per Week-37


Cheshire West and Chester Council is setting the pace and creating a blueprint for a whole new kind of local authority. We have quickly established a reputation for doing things differently and breaking the mould. We want all children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) to have access to a range of provision and support across the borough that will meet their educational needs and provide good opportunities for them to progress. We believe that every Cheshire West and Chester child or young person should have their needs met, as far as possible, in their local community, in local early years settings, schools and Further Education Colleges. Children and young people with SEN should be offered high quality provision so that they make good progress in their learning and can move on easily to the next stage in their education and later into independent adult life with support where necessary including, wherever possible, full or supported employment.

Within this context we are looking to recruit a Senior Manager who will be responsible for the strategic leadership for Special Educational Needs. We would welcome applications from candidates who have a proven track record of implementing significant changes to service delivery at a strategic and operational level in a way that takes people on the journey with them.

The successful candidate will have a relevant understanding and experience of commissioning and delivering services for children and young people with SEN and will have an understanding of the relevant legislation, guidance, practices and their implications in relation to children and young people with SEN. They must be able to demonstrate an ability to work alongside partners in Education, Social Care and Health, early years setting, schools and post-16 providers as well as parents, carers, children and young people. Cheshire West and Chester Council, and its partners through the SEN Strategy Group, are committed to co-production in order to deliver the ambitions of our SEND Strategy.

Do you want to be part of a successful team that is both highly innovative, whilst rooted in delivering consistently high quality services for children and young people with SEND?

Can you contribute to a leadership team that is enabling its workforce to be the best in the field? Are you keen to develop cutting edge ways of providing services for children and young people with SEND?

If you’ve answered YES to the above we want to hear from you.

In return we can offer you experience of working in a dynamic, yet supportive team. For an authority that has excellent reputation that offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits through its Working Rewards Scheme Contribution Related Reward - inking performance to reward - as now been introduced.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Parkinson on 01244 975923.

The role is a hybrid flexible worker and this means that the successful candidate will be required to work from a range of work locations within the Borough including work from a main office base. Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment. Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

If you require assistance in completing your application form, please click the candidate application guide for guidance and support.

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Please also submit your CV.

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

For any enquiries please email or call 01244 972503. Alternatively please see our FAQs for candidates

Please quote job reference number RH 00005E in all correspondence.

Civic Way.
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 0BE

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