VI Team Co-ordinator Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (1.0 FTE)

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Starting Date: September 2021
Location: Location: Initially based in the Wokingham office - TBC at Interview
and open for discussion
Salary: £57,246 (TLR 1b UPS plus 2 SEN depending on qualifications and
Closing Date: 2 May 2021
Interview Date: 10 May 2021

The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (BSCS) are looking to appoint a Vision Impairment Team Coordinator 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 0.2fte 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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

Jane Peters, Head of Service Tel 07890083180

Paula Scott VI Team Coordinator Tel 07887531696

To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service visit our

To apply
To apply visit the RBWM website and click on ‘Jobs and Careers’ to fill in the online
application. Interviews will be held virtually.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and
vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this
commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not
necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are
judged individually according to the nature of the role and information
provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently
revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment
in jeopardy.

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