SEND and Inclusion Specialist
£55,005 - £60,798 | Part time (0.6 FTE)
ASCL is seeking to appoint a SEND and Inclusion Specialist to influence national education policy and to support school and college leaders.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to ensure that the views and experience of school and college leaders are heard at the highest levels of government, and to develop their own profile as an expert in education policy. This role leads for ASCL on special educational needs and disability, and on a range of other issues including inclusion; equality and diversity; disadvantage; mental health; safeguarding; and exclusions.
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills, a deep knowledge of special education needs education in both mainstream and specialist settings, and experience of some or all the other areas listed above. They are likely to have recently held either a policy-focused role or a leadership role in a school, college or other educational institution, with a focus on these areas.
The successful candidate will join an extremely well-regarded and supportive team of policy specialists who each focus on different aspects of education policy but work together to provide cohesive advice to government and support to members.
The post-holder will be home-based although the role involves very frequent travel across the UK to attend meetings with key stakeholders and deliver training and consultancy to members. There will be regular contact with and visits to ASCL HQ in Leicester, plus regular training and development. IT and telephone equipment will be provided.
This role is paid on a five-point incremental range from £55,005 to £60,798 starting at £55,005 which is £33,003 per annum at 0.6 pro rata. Reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses are also covered.
ASCL is an equal opportunities employer, committed to equalities and values diversity, and offers a very generous package of benefits, including a pension scheme to which the Association contributes 9%.
The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 15 July.
Interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 22 July.
Start date: As soon as possible.
If you have any queries, please contact Angela Stewart, Workplace and Facilities Manager in the first instance on 0116 299 1122.