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Salary

GBP £35,637 to £36,486 35637

Grade

PO1

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Employment and Skills

DBS Required

Yes

Contract Type

Fixed Term / Secondment - Full Time

Closing date

17/11/2019

Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (12 months)

The SEND Employment Champion will aim to increase the employment prospects of young people, within Hackney Schools, using a range of approaches. The post holder will be expected to work closely with colleagues within education; upskilling staff to effectively support the aspirations of young people.

The Employment Champion will ensure that each young person has a Vocational Profile; whilst attending EHCP meetings, making recommendations for tangible steps to be taken towards improving students’ employability; thus facilitating the transition process in the final year of their education and supporting their preparation for adulthood.

The post holder will attend and contribute to transitional reviews, in order to provide information on Post 16/19 options and monitor progress towards outcomes.

They will be expected to influence key stakeholders within schools – senior leadership teams, SENCOs. Additionally, mapping the current journey for a young person with SEND, whilst actively making changes and improvements to this offer.

The following criteria are essential:

–  Experience of working in the Supported Employment sector or working with people with SEND/disabilities

– Experience of developing partnerships and influencing key stakeholders

– Posses detailed knowledge and experience of EHCP processes

– Ability to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities/ health conditions to access training and job opportunities

– Knowledge of safeguarding and risk management

– You must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 17 November 2019

Interviews: 02 December 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.