Special Educational Needs Service Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20224987

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£53,502 - £60,140 Per Annum

Closing date

12 September 2022

Special Educational Needs Service Manager

Band: 13, £53,502 – £60,140

Your new role

You will be leading and managing the SEN team, one of twelve teams in the Inclusion Service which has the overarching aim of removing the barriers to achievement for all Portsmouth children and young people, especially with special educational needs or those from vulnerable groups.

The SEN Team is responsible for co-ordinating and managing the statutory education, health and care needs assessment and annual review processes on behalf of the local authority in accordance with relevant legislation and the SEN code of practice.

You will be responsible for leading the SEN team and ensuring that the above duties are fulfilled so that children with special educational needs and disabilities receive the right provision to meet their needs.

You will also be a key member of the Inclusion Service Management Team and your skills and knowledge will make a valuable contribution to the strategic developments and priority areas with the Children, Families and Education Directorate. You will work closely with the Head of Inclusion to deliver the Portsmouth SEND strategy.

What you’ll need to succeed

If you have a proactive approach, are committed to working in co-production with families and stakeholders, want to lead a superb team and be part of a truly inclusive Inclusion Service and work where your talents will be appreciated, we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll get in return

You’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Robinson, Head of Inclusion


What next

Please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” document when you complete your application to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.  

Interviews will be held on 22nd September.


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