Specialist Teaching Adviser - Visual Impairment

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20214156

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£25,714 - £36,961 Per Annum

Closing date

7 May 2021

Specialist Teacher Adviser (Visual Impairment)

Salary: MPS – £25,714 to £36, 961 + TLR 2b (£4,786) + 1 SEN Point (£2,270) p.a, – full time salary which would be pro rata if part time.

Hours per week: full time teacher (1.0 FTE) but will consider applications from those who would wish to request a part time position.

Please indicate on your application which you are applying for and actual hours you are interested in working

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.

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.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

As a Specialist Teacher Adviser you would be part of the Vision and Hearing Team, which is based in the Civic Offices in the city centre and is a successful Team within the Inclusion Service.

Portsmouth Vision and Hearing Team  provides support to children and young people, at home, in pre-schools, schools and colleges and internships, whose sensory impairment has an effect on education, mobility and the ability to live independently.

Our aim is to maximise the educational opportunities for every individual child and young person, working in partnership with parents and carers, teachers and colleagues in other agencies so that the Children and Young People can achieve their social, emotional and educational potential.  This post will identify and assess the needs of children and young people who have a visual impairment in conjunction with other professionals, teachers and parents and in line with the SEND Code of Practice.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified teacher with the Mandatory Qualification in Visual Impairment or studying for it and have a knowledge of Braille.  In addition you will have good ICT skills including up to date knowledge of technology, resources and issues relevant to VI

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay 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. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and
“how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed. 
Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile.