SEND Service Delivery Manager

Telford, Shropshire
£65,039 per annum
21 Jan 2021
04 Feb 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

SEND Service Delivery Manager

£65,039 per annum


37 hours per week

Following the promotion of the previous post holder we have a unique opportunity for a Service Delivery Manager for SEND to join our Education & Skills Team within Childrens’ Services.

Our Children’s Services have been judged as outstanding by Ofsted and we have ambitious plans for Telford and Wrekin to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and to foster a real sense of pride in our community.

Reporting directly to Director of Education & Skills we are looking for a dedicated senior manager to further drive forward a system-wide approach to the way in which we support our most vulnerable children and young people.

The successful post holder will lead on shaping and implementing our strategy for special educational needs and the Local Offer. As the number of school-age children and young people continues to increase in the Borough, we are trying to meet the demands of a growing number of pupils who exhibit the full range of vulnerabilities and needs. As a consequence, we are looking for a champion for children with special educational needs who will ensure that their voice is heard loudly.

You will be a key decision maker in the Education & Skills directorate and you will play a key role in designing and supporting the strategic direction of the service. You will ensure the effective co-ordination and leadership of the council’s statutory and strategic responsibilities for learners with SEND, as well as playing an active role in senior strategic and commissioning boards with health and children’s and adults’ social care services.

You will be responsible for the effective delivery of the council’s education service responsibilities for SEND learners by holding directly and indirectly managed services to account for their performance. In addition, you will be working closely with the Schools Forum and supporting officers to ensure the effective oversight and management of the High Needs budget so that it effectively discharges the council’s related statutory duties and enables the delivery of strategic priorities whilst remaining within budget.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious Council and work within an “Outstanding” Childrens’ Services Team and make a difference for our most vulnerable children and young people.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 11 February 2021.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail please contact Julie Wedge, PA to the Director for Education & Skills on 01952 381008 or via email

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification