Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Re-engagement Unit Manager (Maternity Cover)
Salary PO8 (£54,597 to £55,665)
Terms and Conditions – Full time, fixed term contract (one year, unless substantive post holder returns within that period)
This post is an opportunity to contribute to Hackney Education’s overarching commitment to providing an entirely inclusive school experience for all children; within which every child can feel happy and achieve well. The post-holder will lead a team of operational staff, and work with Primary and Secondary School Leadership Teams, Heads of School, school staff, children and families as well as different teams within Hackney Education (EPS, SEND, Exclusions, Specialist Teachers, Admissions and EHE) to reduce fixed and permanent exclusions for children managing SEMH challenges.
The successful candidate will be confident offering supportive challenge to Senior Leadership teams within schools to ensure that they are implementing the best practice model of inclusion as well as delivering high quality training to senior leaders and school staff to support their development and understanding of outstanding inclusive practice.
The job is fast-paced and finding time to offer good quality supervision, leadership and management to the Re-engagement Unit workers and senior workers is crucial, ensuring that they are delivering a high quality service at all times and that they undertake their practice with sincere empathy.
The successful candidate will also be expected to take responsibility for good health of the traded service status of the unit, through delivering a robust and high profile comms plan, and by proactively seeking to create new business opportunities and maintain and strengthen existing client relationships
This is a challenging role, and you will be offered excellent line management support, supervision and training opportunities.
Please apply by clicking the link below.
Closing date: Wednesday 5th May 2021
Interviews: Thursday 13th May 2021