Service Manager - SEND
Full time – Permanent
Your new place of work
Sefton is a vibrant local authority that is on a journey as it works towards its exciting Vision 2030 with partners.
We have everything from beautiful coast and countryside to pretty villages, industrial areas and the docks. The distinctiveness of Sefton’s towns and villages is integral to our uniqueness; however, it is the people that create the distinct and diverse communities that make it a vibrant place to live, work, visit and invest in.
Praised by the Local Government Association’s (LGA) peer review team for demonstrating real ambition for Sefton, having a strong track record of partnership working and place leadership, and for having a motivated, dedicated workforce, it puts the Council is a strong position to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Your new opportunity
Sefton Council are looking to appoint a Service Manager – SEND to lead and manage the statutory assessment team and travel support team in order to transform and develop services for children with Special Educational Needs. You will be responsible for the strategic development and delivery of services and commissioning and procurement of specialist provision for children and young people (0 to 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities. You will be responsible for key deliverables within statutory deadlines, ultimately adhering to statutory legislation such as SEN Code of Practice (2001) and Children and Families Acts (2014). Do you have the innovation and drive to shape how we deliver services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and the ability to work collaboratively to engage, influence, inform and inspire?
If so, we are looking for an experienced professional to set the strategic direction of the SEND assessment, provision and travel support team services, drive the reputation of the organisation among all stakeholders and with the ability to provide clear advice and professional leadership at senior level on a wide range of local governance bodies and regional networks.
You will be highly experienced in engaging with stakeholders both internally and externally including parents/carers, children and young people, health colleagues, social care etc., building, fostering, and maintaining high level partnerships across a complex landscape.
For an informal discussion, contact the Head of Communities, Tanya Wilcock, on 07890596169.
Interview Date: 6th April 2020.