SEN Strategic Development Manager

Up to £61,029 plus relocation support
08 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Kent is an ambitious and highly influential county and a key part of the UK economy.  With the largest population of the English counties, over 450,000 of the 1.5 million people living in Kent are under 25.

In line with our commitments to give Kent’s children the best start in life; ensure that families get the right help and support when they need it; and to ensure every young person in Kent gets the education, skills, and experiences they need for a successful future, we are looking for a SEN Strategic Development Manager to join our leadership team.

The role

In this exciting new role, you will help drive our improvement and innovation programmes across our services. You will ensure that children, young people, and their families are at the heart of everything we do by leading on family engagement, committed to ensuring our provision matches and exceeds the needs of those who require them.

You will provide expert advice and guidance on all SEN legislative and statutory matters, ensuring the service level changes respond to regional and national policy. You will work closely with both our quality and management information functions to guide best practice delivery, ready for scrutiny by external inspection bodies.

You will ensure children, young people and their families are at the centre of what we do.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience of turning policy into positive projects and programmes of innovation. You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in improvement. Reviewing the impact of improvements, you will be able to evidence the use of qualitative and qualitative indicators to measure the performance of services, devising appropriate improvement strategies.

Inspiring innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and improving outcomes for residents and communities.

Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for those living and working within Kent.

For more information, please click apply below, or talk to our recruitment partners Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743), Delicia Coutinho (07741 264 892) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) at GatenbySanderson.