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SEND Advisory Teacher
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9860
  • Published: Thu 01/04/2021, 18:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,966 - £47,822 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire

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SEND Advisory Teacher

Team: Children’s services - School Improvement

Job Family: Enabling - CBG13

Salary: £43,966 - £47,822 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full-time - 37 hours per week

Base location: Watling House, Dunstable with remote working

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 7th May 2021

Interview Date: Week Beginning 24th May

More about the role:

The School Improvement Team is based within Childrens Services and provides advice and support to 132, lower, primary, middle, secondary and upper school across Central Bedfordshire.


A SEND Advisor is a demanding role supporting schools and council officers.  As an advisory teacher you will:

  • Work with schools to secure an outstanding understanding the statutory processes.
  • Visit schools to develop alongside SENCO’s strategies to support young people
  • Provide impartial advice in respect of specific cases and more general practice

You will also work with other CBC officers to:

  • Set up and operate a SENCO helpline.
  • Establish regular meetings and training.
  • Encourage the sharing of good practice.
  • Support the statutory SEND Team and the statutory process.

To join us, you’ll need a background gained in a school or a local authority setting. It is important that your experience includes time spent as a SENCO or similar – and that you have a proven record of both working with children with a Special Educational Needs as well as working successfully alongside parents and education professionals.

You will need to be able to inspire others, build strong and productive relationships and have a strong specialist knowledge in respect of SEND. Knowledge of safeguarding legislation regarding young people will also be essential.

Join us, and you’ll enjoy attractive benefits plus the chance to learn and progress. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you help children to achieve and progress. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To apply for this exciting new opportunity please click on the apply link and upload your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you feel you meet the criteria for this role.

Click HERE to apply now

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: SEND Advisory Teacher Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Simon Cotton – Head of School Improvement, at 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.