Deputy Service Manager
Children's Services - ISEND
County Hall, Lewes
37 hours per week, Monday - Friday
An opportunity has arisen in the East Sussex Assessment and Planning team, part of the Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability (ISEND) service, for a role of a Deputy Service Manager. You will lead a team of Team Leaders and Assessment and Planning Officers responsible for a caseload of children with EHCPs within the 14-25 age range and depute for a Senior Assessment and Planning Manger as required. You will help shape and co-ordinate statutory processes and be responsible for the statutory duties and performance of the 14-25 team.
You will be an aspirational manager with a strong commitment to developing and embedding the SEND reforms in practice. You will have a strong management experience in an Education or Children's Services field and a commitment to partnership working and co-production with parents, carers and young people. You will have an excellent working knowledge of the Children and Families Act, the SEND Code of Practice and its implementation through the SEND reforms. You will have experience of improving team performance and a proven track record of delivering results in a challenging environment. You will be an innovative problem solver who demonstrates resilience and positivity whilst seeking solutions.
At the forefront of change, you will have experience of building cohesive teams and supporting individuals through change. You will be self-motivated with a demonstrable ability to empathise with the range of concerns across our stakeholders and maintain links between the assessment and planning service, a range of partners and parents/carers.
What can ISEND offer you?
- A motivated team committed to the continuous improvement of outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
- A commitment to a model of reflective practice based on regular supervision to support all employees in their professional development.
- A continued professional development (CPD) programme to ensure your personal and professional skills and knowledge are enhanced and developed to support the performance of the service.
- A team of motivated and committed team leaders and officers, and a supportive wider ISEND management team, who are committed to the ISEND vision of 'championing change for children, relentlessly pursuing positive outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to thrive in their local community'.
For an informal discussion, please contact Tanya Mason, Senior Manager Assessment and Planning on .
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Closing date: Sunday 24 November 2019.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.