Interim SEND Operational Manager – Education

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Interim SEND Operational Manager - Education
Greenwich, London
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ613015

Posted: 22nd June 2022 09:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    £357.57 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Greenwich, London,

    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

Interim SEND Operational Manager - Education

Job Ref: Greenwich RQ613015

Enhanced DBS required for this role

To operationally lead and manage the SEND Assessment and Review Service and the delivery to schools, settings, partners, children, young people and parents to ensure high outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The post holder will work with schools, education providers and families to provide seamless support for children and young people with SEN through development of excellent working relationships.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide key expert advice and regular briefing and reports to the Head of SEND Assessment & Review to ensure awareness of potential risk and propose operational solutions.
  • Review the service and refine policies and practice in line with legislation, statutory guidance, inspection findings and changes in funding, to ensure ongoing compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Embed performance management processes to ensure improved outcomes and high-quality performance.
  • Review practice to maximise the use of information systems, analysis and reporting processes to assure the quality and effectiveness of the service.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Significant experience of leading and managing children’s services at a middle or senior management level.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge and extensive experience of successfully translating SEND legislation into practice.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a diverse range of parents and young people, demonstrating appropriate and effective communication and negotiating skills.
  • Experience of using a project management approach and demonstrate creativity and a solution focused approach to challenges presented.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage teams, inspiring and motivating colleagues to deliver consistently high standards.
  • Able to use quantitative and qualitative information as a basis for analysing problems, agreeing actions and securing improvements in services.
  • Proven ability to use and develop systems for quality assuring and improving the service.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim SEND Operational Manager - Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim SEND Operational Manager - Education
Client Category: Local Authority

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