Wokingham Borough Council: SEND team manager
About the job
Wokingham Borough Council is recruiting a full time Team Manager to lead our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team and who will play a key part in improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND in Wokingham. The role includes all aspects of managing a team to effectively lead and coordinate the delivery of statutory SEND services to provide the best possible outcomes for SEND children and young people.
About the Person
The role includes all aspects of managing a team to effectively deliver the statutory assessments, reviews and placements for children and young people with SEND. We are seeking a highly motivated individual, an expert in SEND with significant experience and knowledge of the statutory framework, SEND funding and performance management. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and management skills. You will be ensuring compliance with regulations; tactical and strategic application of the regulations in order to secure outcomes compatible with the legal guidance and the LA’s performance targets. It is therefore likely that you already work in a SEND team delivering these functions at a senior level. You will also have experience of working closely with parents, children & young people, and collaboratively with other services and partner agencies to improve outcomes for children and young people under statutory assessment or with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) living in Wokingham.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. Wokingham Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date for Applications: 11pm 14th January 2021
Shortlisting: 15th January 2021
Proposed Interview date: 22nd January 2021
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact:
Sonia Aulak at Sonia.Aulak@Wokingham.gov.uk or
Elaine Munro at Elaine.Munro@Wokingham,gov.uk
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.