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SEND Brokerage and QA Manager

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Birmingham
Closing date
26 Jun 2024
Reference
2055

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Higher / Further-education roles, Manager
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

SEND Brokerage and QA Manager

Grade 6 - £49,498 and £61,269 

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review 

Permanent, Full-time, 36.5 hours per week.  Hybrid working.

Do you want to make a difference for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families?   Do you want to feel proud of your achievements every day? Are you someone with a passion for ensuring children and young people with special educational needs and disability achieve their potential and aspirations into adulthood?

As SEND Brokerage and QA Manager you will be using your experience of leading and managing a team, you will be responsible for the arrangements for SEND Brokerage and Quality Assurance. Finding the best possible school place and education experience for some of our most vulnerable children and young people with SEND will be your top priority.  You will lead and manage the SEND Brokerage & QA Team growing their confidence and skills to make sure they are able to excel in their roles. 

With your leadership skills you will steer the team to improve performance and work collaboratively with other colleagues, schools, colleges and providers.  Using your skills in communication and engagement you will support, motivate and challenge to ensure they are delivering the best possible education and support for our children and young people.  

We will match your commitment to us with opportunities to grow and develop your knowledge and experience in SEND and Commissioning.  To be part of this dynamic team and to play your part in the improvements we are delivering for Birmingham families, please get in touch.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve. 

If you would like to chat about this role, contact David Bridgman – david.bridgman@birmingham.gov.uk

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. 

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve. Our data tells us that for this level of role, ethnic minorities are underrepresented and therefore we will use positive action to support us to achieve diverse shortlists. This may mean that recruitment times are a little longer, but we think this is worth it to achieve our aim.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Closing date 26th June 2024 at 23.59.  

Interviews for this post will take place in-person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

Ref: BCC00002055

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification

2055 - SEND Brokerage and QA Manager GR6 JDPS.docx

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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