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Head of SEN Statutory Services

  • Location: Brighton and Hove
  • Salary: £58,176 - £63,883 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931284
  • Sector: Local Government
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 28/06/2019


Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking an effective leader to drive forward and develop the work of the SEN Statutory Services team in partnership with parents, young people, other professionals in health, education, social work and the community and voluntary sector.

The city has good support for children with SEN and is committed to partnership working with parents, young people, schools and other agencies to meet the full needs of children with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Alongside the rewards that come with running a high quality SEN service, there are also challenges in terms of budget pressures, increasing demand, the legal framework and the complexity of multi-disciplinary working.

About the candidate:

•  you will be able to evidence being an effective leader both at a strategic and
    operational level;
•  as a highly effective communicator, you will be able to speak, write and present to
    a wide range of audiences including elected members;
•  you will demonstrate a good professional understanding of SEN and disability;
•  you will be able to evidence how you have worked with and gained the confidence
    of parents who have child with SEN and or a disability;
•  you will have a strong track record of managing large demand-led budgets
    successfully;
•  you will demonstrate an understanding of the commissioning process both from a
    strategic perspective and the commissioning of individual specialist placements
    including the management of contracts and service level agreements;
•   you will also have a strong commitment to partnership working to ensure that the
     education, health and care needs of children and young people are met.

It’s a real challenge but there is a chance to make a positive difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Closing date: 12 noon 17th July 2019 Interview dates: 29th or 30th July 2019

For further information and an opportunity to discuss the post, please contact Ben Manojlovic on 07785 454971 or Nick Cole on 07736 491804 at Veredus Executive Search & Selection.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.