Executive Recruitment

SEN Strategic Development Manager

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Kent County Council
up to £61,029
Closing date:
9th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9th May 2021
Longlist meeting
w/c 17th May 2021


Kent is an ambitious and highly influential county and a key part of the UK economy.  With the largest population of the English counties, over 450,000 of the 1.5 million people living in Kent are under 25.

In line with our commitments to give Kent’s children the best start in life; ensure that families get the right help and support when they need it; and to ensure every young person in Kent gets the education, skills, and experiences they need for a successful future, we are looking for a SEN Strategic Development Manager to join our leadership team.

The role

In this exciting new role, you will help drive our improvement and innovation programmes across our services. You will ensure that children, young people, and their families are at the heart of everything we do by leading on family engagement, committed to ensuring our provision matches and exceeds the needs of those who require them.

You will provide expert advice and guidance on all SEN legislative and statutory matters, ensuring the service level changes respond to regional and national policy. You will work closely with both our quality and management information functions to guide best practice delivery, ready for scrutiny by external inspection bodies.

You will ensure children, young people and their families are at the centre of what we do.

About you

You will have demonstrable experience of turning policy into positive projects and programmes of innovation. You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in improvement. Reviewing the impact of improvements, you will be able to evidence the use of qualitative and qualitative indicators to measure the performance of services, devising appropriate improvement strategies.

Inspiring innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and improving outcomes for residents and communities.

Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for those living and working within Kent.

We are committed to keeping our staff healthy and well, both in and out of work. This includes helping our staff achieve a positive work/life balance by providing flexible and agile working opportunities.  A relocation package is also available subject to qualifying criteria.

For more information talk to our recruitment partners Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743), Delicia Coutinho (07741 264 892) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068) at GatenbySanderson.

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Frazer Thouard
020 3854 1485
Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
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