Specialist Teacher of the VI

£25,714 - £41,604 per annum plus SEN allowance (£2,270 – 4,479)
15 Oct 2020
22 Nov 2020
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Specialist Teacher of the Visually Impaired

32.5 Hours per week – Permanent / Full Time

Salary: £25,714 - £41,604 per annum plus SEN allowance (£2,270 – 4,479)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, experienced and fully qualified, Specialist Teacher of the Visually Impaired (1 FTE) to join a large well-established local authority team.  This is a peripatetic post supporting C&YP with vision impairment and their families in homes, mainstream, and specialist settings across the age range 0-25. Consideration may be given to suitably experienced candidates who do not currently hold the mandatory qualification in vision impairment but are willing to train.

We operate county wide but deployment can be flexible dependent on the needs/location of children and the skills/experience match of the appointee.  Currently, the area will include Lichfield, Cannock and Tamworth.

Employees have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people ensuring they are protected from harm. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Prior to the Interview we will request your references.  Failure to obtain both references will result in your interview being withdrawn.

For more details or an informal chat please contact:-

Samantha Turnbull, VI Team Lead

Tel:      01785 356830

Mob:   07807 132581

Email: samantha.turnbull@staffordshire.gov.uk

Elaine Harlin, Head of Sensory

Email: elaine.harlin@staffordshire.gov.uk

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: Sunday 22 November 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 09 December 2020

For more information about the role please contact: Samantha Turnbull or Elaine Harlin.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.