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SEND Service Improvement Specialist x 2

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£47,691 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP1683 

Closing date:24 January 2022 at midnight 


These are fixed term posts for two years. Grade 14 - Salary range: £47,691 to £52,764
Secondments will be considered but agreement must be sought and approved by your current line manager prior to applying
 
In response to a continued rise in demand, Leicestershire County Council has undertaken a whole system review of our arrangements to support children and young people with special educational needs. We have already restructured our SEN Assessment Service, introduced a full range of new decision making processes and embarked upon a £30m capital investment programme.
 
An opportunity has now arisen for two experienced and inspiring SEND Specialists to drive the next phase of work.  Working directly with senior SEND Managers, and case managers you will do crucial work to embed our programme of change and support a culture of inclusive, child-centred practice.  You will report directly to the Assistant Director for Education and SEND, with close day to day working with the High Needs Block Programme Manager. 
 
This is exciting and dynamic work, developing child-focussed and cost-effective services in partnership with our corporate change team, inclusion services, education effectiveness and all relevant agencies, as well as  the local parent carer forum (the Leicestershire SEND Hub). 
 
Two posts are available; the priority focus areas of each post will be allocated based on each successful candidates experience although the proposed split is outlined in the attached background information.
 
Shortlisting for interviews will take place w/c 24th January 2022 and the interviews will take place on 31st January 2022
 
Please see attachement for further background information in relation to these posts
 
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
 
For informal enquires please contact Tom Common, Tel: 0116 305 7813 Email: Tom.Common@leics.gov.uk 
 
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
 
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
 
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
 
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