Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service

Vision Impairment Coordinator

UPS 3, plus TLR 1b & 2 SEN for a Qualified Teacher of the Vision Impaired.
Full time, 1.0 FTE. Permanent.
Closing date: Sunday 11 April 2021.
Ref: AFC000319-2104.


The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (BSCS) are looking to appoint a Vision Impairment Team Coordinator to start in September 2021,due to the retirement of the current post holder. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large Service working across Berkshire leading the VI Team of Teachers of the Vision Impaired, Qualified Educational Support Teaching Assistants and our Registered Qualified Habilitation Officers.

As a member of the Leadership and Management Team the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the Head of Service to shape the direction of the Consortium and to lead on projects within the Service. They will hold 0.2 FTE of teaching time and the rest will be management.

The role involves responsibility for the caseload organisation and line management of the VI team and therefore the successful candidate will need to have the right skills and professional knowledge to support staff to improve outcomes for CYP who are vision impaired and to enable capacity building within schools, settings and families. The Service has a successful record of inclusion of CYP within their local mainstream schools. The Service are currently looking to develop their pupil progress tracking systems and Post 16 provision.

The successful candidate will need to have a thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and the ability to work operationally and strategically with commissioners and SEND Leaders in an ever changing educational and technological landscape. For more detail on the role see the job profile. Salary is in line with 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, for which a mileage allowance will be available. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. The VI Team Coordinator will be supporting staff across all the Berkshire Local Authorities.

BSCS is hosted by Achieving for Children on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as part of the pan Berkshire joint arrangements.

To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service visit our website: https://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 Jane Peters, Head of Service, on 07890 083180 or email jane.peters@achievingforchildren.org.uk or contact Paula Scott, VI Team Coordinator, on 07887 531696 or email paula.scott achievingforchildren.org.uk.

Closing date: 11 April 2021.
Interviews: 21 April 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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