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Section 19 Manager (Alternative Provision)

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04454
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 10:11 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £53,577
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Parklands Customer Focus Centre, Merseyside

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Liverpool Children and Young People’s Services as we integrate our SEND and Alternative Provision services, enabling a holistic understanding of and response to children’s needs. As a key player in this service area, you will lead a team responsible for coordinating suitable education for children facing exclusion, illness, or other barriers hindering their access to appropriate educational opportunities. This position arises from a strategic restructure, underscoring the essential need for a team dedicated to fulfilling the local authority's statutory duty regarding alternative provision.

Your pivotal role will involve managing a team of 4 direct reports, including 2 Business Support Officers and 2 Inclusion Officers. Reporting directly to the Head of Service for SEND and Alternative Provision, you will contribute significantly to our mission of providing quality education to every child, irrespective of challenges they may face.

Responsibilities:

You will:

  • Utilise your expert knowledge to develop and maintain robust policies and procedures, ensuring seamless access to education for children covered under Section 19 of the Education Act.
  • Ensure comprehensive oversight of Section 19 provision by establishing a monitoring and evaluation mechanism, including regular meetings with providers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Offer personalised support and constructive challenges to schools, ensuring the provision of suitable, full-time education for children and young people of statutory school age.
  • Effectively manage and oversee the budget allocation for alternative provision.
  • Contribute strategically to the wider service area’s and council’s objectives.

What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrable expertise in developing and maintaining robust policies and procedures, specifically related to SEND and/or alternative provision.
  • Possess relevant qualifications or professional memberships indicative of a strong background in education management, social services, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining comprehensive oversight of educational provision, including implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enabling you to build and nurture effective partnerships with education, health, and social care professionals to support the educational well-being of children.
  • Experience in offering personalised support and constructive challenges to schools, ensuring the provision of suitable, full-time education for children and young people of statutory school age.
  • The ability to manage budgets effectively, ensuring best value principles are followed.
  • The ability to contribute strategically to wider service areas and organisation objectives, particularly in the analysis and planning of placement requirements.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development, staying informed about evolving educational policies, best practices, and advancements in the field, and applying this knowledge to enhance Section 19 provisions.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Hall on 07921942693.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

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  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04454
  • Published: Thu 28/03/2024, 10:11 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £48,474 - £53,577
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Parklands Customer Focus Centre, Merseyside

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