Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council - Children and Young People’s Services, Inclusion Support Services
Kimberworth Place, Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, S61
Team Leader, Visual Impairment Team
Job Reference: REQ06941
Salary: Leadership L5-9, £46,566 - £51,402
Permanent full-time post (32.5 hours per week – Teacher’s Pay and Conditions)
Required from January 2021
Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this
may result in interviews being held via video call.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are looking to appoint a Visual Impairment (VI) Team
Leader. This is an exciting opportunity to join a quality Service working across Rotherham, leading
the VI Team of Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Specialist Educational Support Teaching
Assistants and a Registered Qualified Habilitation Officer.
As a member of the Leadership and Management Team the successful candidate will have the
opportunity to work with the Service Leader of the Inclusion Support Services to shape the direction
of the Team. This may also involve supporting projects within the wider Inclusion Department.
There will be a flexible teaching commitment, depending on the needs of the service, and the role
will require management at a strategic level in addition to management of the Team.
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 children and young people who are vision impaired and to
enable capacity building within schools, settings and families.
The Team has a successful record of inclusion of children and young people within their local mainstream schools and also work across specialist settings and in Post 16.
The successful candidate will need to have a thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and
an ability to develop practice within the Team in response to changes in education, LA policy and the
The candidate must hold Qualified Teacher Status and QTVI PG Dip. A DBS will be required at an
This post involves travel within the Borough for which an appropriate allowance is payable.
For informal discussion, or visits to the Service, please contact Helen Bacon, Service Leader: Inclusion
Support Services, please email: Helen Bacon
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 20th October 2021, by midnight
Interview date: Friday 22nd October 2021
Applications from Women, people from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Disabled People
are welcomed as under-representation currently exists at this level within the organisation. Section
159 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
This post is classed as politically restricted; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as
amended). The full details of the restrictions are set out in the Statutory Instrument, but broadly the
restrictions prohibit candidature from public elected office; holding office in a political party; as well
as involvement in political activities such as canvassing or public speaking/writing.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for
a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure
Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check