Head of Inclusion

£64,616  - £70,834 GBP Year
13 Dec 2018
03 Jan 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Inclusion

Contract Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Working Hours: 37 per week
Closing Date: 03-01-2019

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Education and Skills, responsible for delivering the Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion Service by leading, influencing, shaping and challenging at a senior level to inform service planning, development, associated budgets and delivery. Delivering a vision and strategy which enables special educational needs, disability and inclusion services support educational settings to achieve strong ambitions and the best educational outcomes for children and young people

This is underpinned by the Corporate Vision; to enable Lancashire to be the best place to live work and prosper and the Lancashire Ambition Statement: putting our children and young people first.

For children who go to a school in Lancashire, our ambition is that:
•Every child goes to a school or educational setting that is at least good, and is safe and secure.
•Wherever possible, every community has a local school or provider that serves and is responsive to the local need.
•All children leave school fully literate and numerate, able to excel in their chosen academic or vocational subjects, and able to compete with others nationally, ready to take their next steps.
•Each school has a rich and broad curriculum that matches the needs of the children, is designed by the school and is exciting, creative and innovative.

Key Accountabilities

•Be accountable for the strategic delivery of the Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion Service providing strategic leadership of an effective operating model, including the workforce, service priorities, statutory requirements and regulations, and systems.
•To work with the Director of Education and Skills, Head of Service for Learning Services and Skills and the Head of Service for Education, Quality and Performance to ensure that all aspects of the Education and Skills agenda are effectively delivered.
•To work as part of a collaborative Education and Children's Services Directorate Leadership Team:
- Leading and developing multi-agency strategic partnerships.
- Leading and delivering corporate parenting responsibility for children and young people in our care.

Skills and Experience

•Detailed knowledge of the Education and Skills sectors.
•Comprehensive understanding of the activities and objectives of the Council, both current and future
•Ability to successfully influence key decision makers at senior levels, both internal and external to the Council
•Effective Leadership and Management at a senior level of a diverse workforce to support excellence in service delivery
•Good understanding of the political context at regional and local level and working with Elected Members in a constructive and sensitive way
•Successful financial management including prioritisation of resources
•In addition to the skills knowledge and experience described above, you may be required to undertake a lower graded role as appropriate.


Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at www.gov.uk/dbs or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application. 

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