Advisory Teacher for Children and Young People with Sensory Impairment

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£32.157 - £50.935
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
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Advisory Teacher for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment
Location: Royal Borough of Greenwich

The post is part time and can be for two days a week (0.4 fte) or three days a week (0.6 fte). The post is permanent. Salary range: Teachers Main Professional Scale (UPS if appropriate) SEN Max, TLR 2a, Inner London Allowance

We are looking for a qualified teacher of the vision impaired to join our vibrant team within Royal Greenwich Sensory Service. The team includes Teachers of the VI, teachers of the deaf, and associated support staff. We outreach to all of the Greenwich schools and also support birth to five cases in local homes and nurseries.

The role of Advisory Teacher for VI requires an energetic, highly skilled practitioner to support the Senior Advisory Teacher for Vision.  Excellent practice in provision to the pupils, mainstream teachers/support staff, other professionals and children’s families is essential.

The post holder will be expected to collaborate with and work under the direction of the Senior Teacher for VI. You must be able to work effectively as part of a team with a clear focus on ‘children first’.

The post holder should be a qualified teacher of the visually impaired and be experienced in working with the full 0 – 25 age range across all ability levels.  An ability to work independently and with high levels of efficiency and self-organisation is essential.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.  If you are shortlisted we ask for references prior to interview.

The post is open for job share arrangements.

Closing date: Sunday 30th January 2022

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Rory McDonnell/Daisy Akemma ;,02089215215 or 07921285953     07540743979   

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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