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SEND Service Manager

Medway Council are recruiting for a Strategic Service Manager - Quality and Inclusion

The postholder will drive the quality of education and inclusion across all schools.

They will work across the directorate to ensure all children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), receive high quality, local education.

They will be instrumental in facilitating the development of system leadership in the education sector and delivering on the changes outlined in the Education White paper and SEND review and ensuring the delivery of the Safety Valve Intervention Programme (SVIP) by driving inclusion in schools and ensuring high quality outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

As a member of the Education and SEND leadership team, the postholder will be directly responsible for these council-wide functions which have a major impact on the strategic planning, education culture, finances and transformation of the council, including working with the Strategic Service Manager: Planning and Access to ensure the delivery of the High Needs Budget Deficit Recovery Plan.

The postholder will play a key role in advising and making recommendations to the senior leadership team and Members on council wide policy matters in relation to Quality and Inclusion.

The postholder will be responsible for directly line managing the Head of Education and Head of Integrated 0-25 Disability and will provide effective leadership and management of the Education teams (School Effectiveness; Attendance - including Penalty Notices and Children Missing Education; Inclusion - including Elective Home Education; Early Years Sufficiency and Family Information Service) and SEND teams (SEND Team - including assessments, case management, etc; SEND Early Years; Sensory Support; and Education Psychology) such that the impact and objectives in the directorate plan are achieved.

In doing this, they will be the strategic driver for their span of responsibility and ensure all strategic policy supports and drives the council's objectives.

They will ensure progress of projects and programmes is consistent and deadlines are met and implement a programme management methodology which ensures delivery and financial rigour.

to apply for this role please Call Delanie on 01772 208964 or email your CV to