Deputy Service Lead for Sensory Support

Birmingham, West Midlands
Teachers leadership payscale 11-15
06 May 2021
23 May 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Sensory Support is a city-wide specialist support service, comprising of the Hearing Support Team, Vision Support Team and the Physical Difficulties Support Service.

Specialist teachers, teaching assistants and technicians support children and young people aged 0-25 years, with sensory, physical and medical needs, in a variety of settings across the city, including homes, early years settings, schools and colleges.

The Deputy Service Lead will play a key role in the Senior Leadership Team. You will support the oversight of  Sensory Support: Hearing Support Team, Vision Support Team and the Physical Difficulties Support Service. You will take the lead on a key area identified within the  Birmingham SEND transformational programme and contribute to the overall SEND  programme across the directorate

Candidates for this post must hold qualified teacher status and have an additional mandatory qualification in teaching deaf or vision impaired children, or recent and relevant experience in advising schools and settings about children with physical/medical difficulties.

You must have recent, successful management and leadership experience

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing.

Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information

For any informal enquires please contact: Cathy Spruce, Service Lead 07827082769

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

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