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Assistant Director of SEND

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
35 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/07/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you ready for a step change in your career in SEND?

Do you want to work in a senior role in one of London’s most vibrant and exciting boroughs?

Are you passionate about getting it right for children and young people with additional needs?

If so, then come to Waltham Forest!

Waltham Forest’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service has made good progress over the last year, evidenced by Ofsted and CQC, in their recent re-visit. Passionate about delivering good outcomes for vulnerable children and families, we are efficient and effective in ensuring we meet statutory deadlines for assessments and for quality assuring our EHCPs and the services we offer to children and young people, their families and schools. Our ‘Think Family’ approach is highly regarded and we work in positive partnerships with our health, social care and voluntary sector partners, our schools, early years settings and colleges. Our maintained schools are all good or outstanding and we have a broad range of specialist provision to meet a variety of needs.

This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring and successful SEND Leader to move to a new level in a high performing authority where the leadership is outstanding and where there is a high level of both corporate and political support for the work in SEND.

The post will be based in the Homes and Families Directorate, reporting to the Director of Learning and Systems Leadership and will be part of a forward-looking, experienced and supportive senior leadership team.

You will need to be a dynamic, experienced and capable leader, able to maintain and build on our excellent quality standards and our very positive relationship with our partners. As Assistant Director you will make a direct contribution to the leadership of the Learning and Systems Leadership team. You will also work closely with the council’s Deputy Chief Executive and her senior management team and will be instrumental in supporting the council’s vision of Waltham Forest’s Think Family approach and our commitment to building the resilience of communities, families and children.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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