Staffordshire County Council

Deputy Head Sensory Team (Lead HI)

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£38,690 - £41,604) + 2SEN (£4,479) + TLR2 Max (£7,017)
17 Mar 2021
25 Apr 2021
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Deputy Head Sensory Team (Lead HI)

Salary:  UPS (£38,690 - £41,604) + 2SEN (£4,479) + TLR2 Max (£7,017)

 32.5 Hours per week (1FTE)

An exciting opportunity to join the Leadership Team of Staffordshire’s Specialist Support Service (Hearing Support Team) has arisen with effect from September 2021 due to the retirement of the current post holder. The Service consists of the Hearing Support, Vision Support and the Autism Outreach Teams.

Our large centrally based Hearing Support Team consists of Specialist Teachers, Communication Support Workers, Educational Audiologists, Deaf Role Models, and an ICT Support Technician.  We support children and young people 0-25 with a sensory loss in a variety of settings including homes, nurseries, mainstream schools, colleges and specialist provision.  We maintain a strong commitment to multi-agency working, inclusive education, high standards of attainment and quality of life experiences for all our pupils.

This post will involve being directly responsible for and managing The Hearing Impairment Team alongside having a small caseload delivering teaching and advisory support for children with hearing impairments in a range of settings across the county.  You will need to be a fully qualified and experienced Teacher of the Deaf holding the mandatory qualification, in addition to having some leadership experience.

The post reflects Teacher’s Pay and Conditions and will be term time, however there will be the expectation of some availability at other times.  Staffordshire pays essential car user allowance and supports agile working.  Smart phone and laptop are provided.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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 a 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 25 April 2021

Interview Date:  Wednesday 12 May 2021

For more information about the role please contact: Samantha Turnbull on 07807 132581

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.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do.  We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme

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