Teacher of Visually Impaired - Leeds City Council

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Contact Ellen Maher
07891 270446
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Leeds City Council’s Sensory Service is looking to appoint two full time Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired to work within a team of professionals supporting visually impaired children in homes and mainstream and specialist settings.

We will also consider suitably experienced teachers without the mandatory qualification who are interested in developing their skills in this field. You will need to be an outstanding practitioner who has recent classroom teaching experience, a passion for SEND and a willingness to undertake the two-year specialist postgraduate qualification to train as a QTVI. The Service provides a mentor for all new members of staff and for those in training.

MPS/UPS, salary range: £25,714- £41,604. + 1 or 2 SEN (Dependant upon qualification)
HOURS: 37 per week
CLOSES: 7 January 2022
JOB REF: req9655

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The postholder will contribute to the statutory assessment process and successful experience of working in partnership with settings and other agencies to improve outcomes for children is essential. Effective communication with young people, families and professionals is a key element of this role, and skills in working supportively with families, and in training adults and positively influencing the practice of others are essential.

Start date: April 2022 or earlier if possible.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ellen Maher, City Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired Tel. 07891 270446, email


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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