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Head of Service Inclusion, Strategy and Performance (SEND)

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£79,382 to £83,180 (+ 3 SPA’s up to £87,083),
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

Join the success story at Wakefield's Children and Young People Service! From an "inadequate" rating in 2018 to achieving "good" with "outstanding" leadership in 2021, we've come a long way.

Now, we're on the lookout for an exceptional Head of Service - Inclusion, Strategy and Performance (SEND) to join our dynamic team. Collaborate with the Service Director to elevate the Inclusion service, creating a seamless and impactful experience for settings, schools, colleges, and families in Wakefield.

As a forward-thinking Local Authority, leading the national DfE SEND Change Programme Partnership in West Yorkshire, we've cultivated exceptional partnerships at the local, regional, and national levels. This role offers a thrilling chance to harness these connections, propel us from good to truly outstanding, and contribute to our continued success.

This position as the lead officer for SEND in Wakefield, presents an exciting opportunity to leverage these relationships, building upon our successes and transitioning from good to truly outstanding. If you are ready to embrace the challenge of shaping the future of education in Wakefield, we eagerly await your application. 

To apply for this role, please send an up-to date CV that includes your contact details along with a supporting statement that sets out how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the job specification, to

Application closing date

7th April 2024 at 23:59 GMT
Technical Interviews - 17.04.2024
Assessment Panel – W/C22.04.2024

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