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Teacher of the Visually Impaired

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , per year - 1265 

Salary:Teaching – MPS + TLR2b 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Dragon Court, Woolsthorpe Close, Nottingham, Notts, NG83BP 

Reference:CA1800 

Closing date:29 November 2021 at midnight 


We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
 
Are you an experienced Teacher of Visually Impaired children and young people who is looking for a new challenge?
 
Do you have high expectations and are you committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with a visual impairment?
 
Would you welcome the opportunity to be woring within a well established Sensory Team, working directly with visually impaired pupils, familes, schools and settings providing direct teaching, assessment, consultancy and delivering training to all providers in Nottingham City?
 
Do you have the flexibility to work across all schools, in homes and settings and with children and young people of all abilities 0-25?
 
Are you committed to continual professional development and exploring innovative ways of working?
 
We are looking to appoint, from April 2022 or sooner, a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired who is comitted to improvng outcomes, promoting inclusion, building resiliance and developing  independence in children and young people with a visual impairement.
   
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
  
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
     
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
    
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
     
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
     
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Qualified teacher of Visually Impaired Children and Young People or willing to complete the mandatory distance learning course within 3 years of recruitment
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have a visual impairment
  • Willing to work across all age groups 0-19+
  • Willing to travel within Nottingham City
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skill
  • Excellent IT skills and a willingness to become proficient in using specialist equipment and software
  • knowledge of or willingness to learn braille
   
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
    
For informal enquiries please contact Cheryl Gray Tel: 07985300147 Email: cheryl.gray@nottinghamcity.govuk
     
Useful information for Applicants
  
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
   
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
  
This role requires you to participate in an on call rota. 
    
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
     
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.