Deputy Team Manager - EHCP Service
37.0 Hours per Week
In Solihull we are committed to improving the lives of Children and Young People with SEND. It is an exciting time on our improvement journey and we are looking for people with a real passion and enthusiasm to help shape the future of our EHCP Service.
Are you experienced in special educational needs and looking for a new challenge with responsibility in an exciting and fast paced role?
We are looking for a Deputy Team Manager for our EHCP Service, ensuring children and young people (0-25) in Solihull with an Education, Health & Care plan have access to inclusive and appropriate education, so they can achieve positive outcomes and lead successful adult lives.
As Deputy Team Manager you will:
- Support the EHCP Service Manager in leading and managing the EHCP Service and its team members, ensuring it supports settings and individuals to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
- Deputise for the EHCP Service Manager to Chair the EHCP panels and be responsible for key decision making in relation to statutory SEN processes
- Develop working relationships, which include both support and challenge where appropriate, with Headteachers, SENCO’s and educational settings
- Work with educational providers to encourage and promote the engagement of inclusive practice, in line with Solihull’s Inclusion Charter for children and young people with SEND.
- To develop and implement data collation models to track trends and forecast SEND needs across the Borough to ensure the effective use of resources in achieving agreed outcomes for young children with SEND
You will have:
- A degree level qualification
- A professional qualification in education, health or social care OR the ability to demonstrate extended experience which enables you to carry out the full range of duties.
- Significant experience and management experience within education, social care, the health sector or a local authority
- Experience of effectively managing statutory processes with substantial knowledge and practical interpretation of education and SEND legislation, guidance and best practice.
- Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and use this for performance reporting
37.0 Hours per Week
In return, this is a great opportunity to help shape the future of the EHCP service and improve the lives of children with SEND across the Solihull Borough.
We also offer:
- A range of flexible working options,
- Annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
- A generous flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme
To benefit from the support of the wider EHCP Service, these roles are currently based in our collaborative open plan office space 3 days a week from Monday to Wednesday, working from home on a Thursday and Friday. The office is based in Central Solihull within walking distance of our shops and local amenities.
Interview will be held from 4th February 2022.
Please be advised that due to social distancing and infection measures, Solihull Council are keeping its recruitment processes and approach to face to face interviews under review and therefore alternative methods such as video conferencing may be required. Candidates who are selected for interview will be informed and advised accordingly.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Amanda Hana, EHCP Service Manager on 07341049240
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults & Childrens .
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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