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Specialist SEND Teacher

Job Reference Ref/53/4395

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Salary Range :
£43,266 - £46,525 + SEN Allowance £2,539-£5,009
Working Hours:
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Children, Young People & Family Support Services
West Northamptonshire Council

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About the role

Main Pay Range :£30,000-£41,333 or Upper Pay Range £43266-£46,525; plus a SEN Allowance dependent on qualifications £2,539-£5,009.  Teachers Pay and Conditions apply.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced SENCO or specialist Teacher who has the knowledge and ability to carry out a leading and coordinating role in working with schools to develop SEND provision.

We are keen to attract teachers and work to the deadline of the 31 May, therefore we will be shortlisting whilst this advert is live with initial interviews booked for Friday 24 May. Therefore, do not wait to submit your application. 

What will you be doing?

You will be part of a team of experienced Specialist Teachers or SENCos, working closely with schools and other partners to ensure effective provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND. The role will include providing expert advice and guidance to schools, working with Senior leaders, SENCOs and class teachers and you will be expected to plan and deliver termly SENCo network meetings.

About you

You will be a qualified teacher with experience of supporting children with a range of SEND needs, ideally with experience of working as a SENCo or specialist teacher. You will have a broad range of relevant experience and a strong CPD record.

You will need to have extensive knowledge and experience of working with primary and or secondary aged pupils providing advice and guidance to teachers and teaching assistants; promoting a culture of inclusion. 

You will be able to work both independently and jointly with other professionals and have the confidence and knowledge to deliver support and advice to settings. A proactive approach to research and developing yourself through CPD is essential as is a strong knowledge of best practice and developments in SEND and AP.

The ability to work autonomously to prioritise work and meet deadlines is key.


About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.


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