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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/05/2021.

Band 8a Special Educational Needs and Disability Lead (0-25 years)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94994-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£45,573 / £51,668

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Families Young People, Children’s and Learning Disability (FYPCLD) Directorate

Leicestershire Partnership (NHS) Trust


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Band 8a –

37.5 hours available per week- applications also welcomed for part-time hours for this role in conjunction with other clinical work

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people to achieve their aspirations?

An exciting leadership opportunity is available within our Families, Young People, Children’s and Learning Disability (FYPCLD) Directorate for a Special Educational Needs and Disability Lead.

We are looking for a highly motivated, compassionate and skilled leader, who brings excellent team working and energy for putting children, young people and families at the heart of this agenda across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The post holder will provide visible and responsive clinical leadership for SEND. Fundamental to the role is the ability to work in effective partnerships within our local area systems and as a key member of the developing SEND leadership team for health services. Key partners are children and young people 0-25 years, parents and carers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, the Designated Clinical Officer for SEND and clinical and operational leaders in the directorate. The post holder will be expected to;

  • Lead Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s integration of the SEND reforms directed by the Children and Families Act 2014, alongside other members of the directorate senior leadership team.
  • Respond to enquiries from FYPCLD staff and service users relating to SEND, statutory requirements and transition.
  • Model child and family - centred leadership in delivering our SEND duties.
  • Improve practitioner confidence, competence and impact in best SEND practice.
  • Represent the directorate at SEND strategic partnership meetings across LLR and report in to directorate management and governance meetings.
  • Lead strategic and operational programmes of work in the directorate to support SEND delivery, and chair the FYPCLD SEND Delivery Group.
  • Provide evidence and involvement at SEND mediation meetings.
  • Provide support for practitioners in preparing for tribunal involvement.
  • Provide operational line management support for the FYPCLD Transitions Lead.
  • Must be HCPC or NMC registered

Car owner/driver and current driving licence essential or access to a car/suitable alternative.

To find out more about this post please contact Janet Harrison, Head of Service, FYPCLD on 07789 176 169.

Closing date – 14th May 2021




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

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For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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