Advisory Teacher for Vision Impairment - Surrey County Council

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Advisory Teacher for Vision Impairment - Surrey County Council
Hours: Part-time (4 days per week)

 Salary: Teachers Main Pay Scale (fringe) £42,689 and Teachers' Upper Pay Range £44,579 -
£47,839 plus an SEN Allowance of £2,539 – £5,009 per annum pro-rata. Your working hours
will be in accordance with Teachers Pay and Conditions.

 Work Location: Based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF with hybrid-
working options available.

Rewards and Benefits
 An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
 Up to 5 days of carers leave per year
 Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
 A generous pension
 Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
 Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

For more details and to apply please follow this link:

About the Team

At Surrey County Council our Advisory Teachers for Vision Impairment (ATVIs) are part of Physical
and Sensory Support (PSS), just one of the teams within the Inclusion and Additional Needs Service.
PSS, a specialist teaching service, supports the specific needs of defined and vulnerable children and
young people in Surrey (ranging from 0 to 25 years old) as well as their educational establishments.
Whether it's their nursery/play school, school, college, university or even their home (during the
very early years), we ensure that individual and organisational needs are identified and met.
Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, PSS focuses on supporting children and
young people who have physical disability and/or sensory impairment (meaning they are deaf or
have vision impairment (VI) or multisensory impairment (a combination of deafness and VI). Also,
many of these children and young people have significant additional needs and disabilities. We
collaborate closely with their families and educational settings as well as other professionals and
organisations involved in their development.

Our service plays a crucial role in supporting and delivering the Local Authority's statutory duties and
provision whilst promoting equal access to learning for the children and young people who are
referred to our service. If you are looking to making a positive impact on the lives of children and
students with VI (many of whom use Braille), then this is the role for you!

Shortlisting Criteria
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will need to
clearly evidence the following:

 You are (and can evidence) an experienced Qualified Teacher for Vision Impairment or an
experienced Teacher willing to undertake a funded, 2-year post-graduate part-time course
for Teachers of Children and Students with Vision Impairment.

 You have an enhanced level of verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of
assistive technology for VI and strong case-management skills. These skills will equip you to
deliver an effective service to high-risk and high-need groups within extensive statutory

 Your interest in, and commitment to, teaching and working with children and students with
VI (many of whom use Braille) including children and students with VI and additional needs
and disabilities

 Your knowledge, skills and experience of teaching and working with children and students
including those with additional needs and disabilities (and with VI if you have had that

 Your experience of working successfully within a team.

For more details and to apply please follow this link:

Contact us
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working
requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment. For an informal discussion please contact
Peter Abbotts on 07791 71242 or by email at email at
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05.02.2024 with in-person interviews taking place on Wednesday
21st February 2024 with time and venue to be advised.

Our Commitment
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be
offered to all disabled applications where:
 The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
 The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable
adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly
welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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