Teacher of the Vision Impaired

MPS 6 + 1 or 2 SEN, depending on qualifications (UPS may be available
for a qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired with the relevant experience).
Full time, 1.0 FTE. Permanent. Required for September 2021.
Closing date: Sunday 9 May 2021.
Ref: AFC000315-2105.

The Berkshire Sensory Consortium (BSCS) are seeking to appoint two qualified Teachers of the Vision Impaired to join a large team who work across the six Berkshire Local Authorities. The Service is hosted by Achieving for Children on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Location: Initially one post based in Slough/Maidenhead and a second post in Wokingham.

BSCS currently have two vacancies for qualified Teachers of the Vision Impaired to work in a peripatetic role with schools, early years settings, colleges and families (O–25) to build their capacity to meet the needs of learners who have a vision impairment through our Advisory and Teaching programmes.

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated professionals who are committed to working in partnership with all of our stakeholders and who seek to improve the outcomes for children with vision impairment. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as contributing to the wider team within the Service. They will also need to be able to use the specialist technology used with pupils with vision impairment and work closely with the team around the child to ensure equipment is used effectively. The ability to be well organised and to meet deadlines is essential. For more details on the role please see the Job Profile.

We will consider suitably experienced teachers without the mandatory qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills to work with pupils who are vision impaired. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who has recent classroom teaching experience, experience in working with pupils with SEND and is willing to undertake the two-year specialist mandatory postgraduate qualification to train as a Teacher of the Vision Impaired. The Service provides a mentorship programme for all new members of staff and for those in training. 

All teachers are on Teachers Pay and Conditions.

Due to the nature of this role you must be able to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post. A mileage allowance is available from your office base. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. Teachers within the Service may work across more than one of the Berkshire Local Authorities and occasionally in neighbouring authorities supporting Berkshire pupils on a short-term basis.

Part time may be considered for a Qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired.

To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service, visit: http://berkshirescs.btck.co.uk/.

Start dates
Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates; candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paula Scott, Vision Impairment Co-ordinator, on 07887 531696 or by email paula.scott@achieivingforchildren.org.uk.

Closing date: 9 May 2021.
Interviews: 14 May 2021.

To Apply
Visit www.rbwm.gov.uk and click on ‘jobs and careers’.


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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