Children, Education and skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

SEND Quality Assurance Lead

THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

Ref:

CES127(e)

Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Following a review and investment in SEND provision within Newcastle, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a SEND Quality Assurance Lead. The successful candidate will be a critical part of a new SEND structure for Newcastle, working with education, health and social care colleagues to ensure the support and services we offer to children and young people who have SEN/D are of a high quality and are meeting needs.

You will have experience of working within a statutory framework and will use your excellent knowledge of the SEND code of practice to identify and inform areas for development and improvement within SEND.

Managing a small team your work will explore areas for improvement and development within and across SEND services. You will work with the multi-disciplinary functions within SEND to identify ways in which the services both individually and collectively, can improve systems and processes which strive to achieve the best outcomes for children, young people and their families using our services.

Your collaborative approach to work, excellent listening and communication skills will be essential in supporting the SEND service to bring the voice of children and young people with SEN/D and their parents and carers at the forefront of everything it does.

Your excellent organisational and planning skills along with effective time management will enable you to lead and support on a number of high-profile projects at any one time.

Newcastle City Council offers the opportunity to work in a vibrant city within proactive and committed services with a genuine focus on establishing services and processes which support positive outcomes for the residents of Newcastle.

As an employee of NCC, you will access a flexible working scheme, have the ability to work from home as appropriate, as well as accessing annual leave and the Local Government Pension Scheme. As part of the SEND service you will join a positive, supportive and committed service, and will be a valued member where ideas and suggestions to continuously improve are shared and welcomed as part of a continual commitment to improvement.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Deanne Taylor on 07966 730669.

Interviews for this post will be held on 10th May 2021.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

28 April 2021

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