SEND Officer - 12 Month FTC

Full Time
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  SEND Officer – 12 Month FTC
Location: Manchester

At Manchester United our aim is to Win the United Way – and the quality of our behind-the scenes team sets us apart from the competition.

Our people are as committed to the success of the company as the players are to winning trophies. We offer a unique and exciting working environment, excellent training, with recognition and rewards for the part each individual plays. Sounding good so far?

The Purpose:

Manchester United Foundation believes every young person should feel empowered to achieve their goals and uses the power of football and Manchester United to support young people to make positive choices in their live.
This role will be to ensure that all service level agreement objectives with the special school are met and surpassed through strategic planning, excellence in delivery, strong working relationships and continuous monitoring and evaluation.
Based in a school full time the individual would need to be self-driven and ensure they were providing the best opportunities for the students. This position is based within Manchester Hospital School, who provides education for children and young people who cannot attend their usual school because of their medical or mental health needs.
The school operates across a number of sites, teaching children of all ages and abilities. They also work with schools across Manchester and beyond, offering advice and practical assistance on how they can best support any of their students who can no longer attend school for health reasons.
The school vision is to be a beacon of excellence, providing high-quality education which enables children and young people with medical and mental health needs to achieve and experience success.

Full description

The Role:

  • To develop and manage effective working relationships with key stakeholders within the partnership including with local community groups and organisations.
  • To develop and use recognised good practice, working alongside School staff to develop their skills in leading and guiding pupils to achieve their objectives through their individualised education plans.
  • To collaborate with parents and carers and adopt a multi-agency approach to ensuring the needs of children and young people are met.
  • Undertake personal development as and when required by Manchester United Foundation and the club.
  • Based in a school full time the individual would need to be self-driven and ensure they were providing the best opportunities for the students.
  • To be responsible to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk.

The Person

  • Previous experience working with children and young people with special educational needs.
  • Proven ability of engaging with a range of stakeholders and external partners in order to achieve strategic and contractual objectives.
  • Level 2 in relevant sport or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in programmes/sessions.
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening).
  • To want to make a positive difference to young people’s lives.
  • Knowledge of implementing policies and procedures especially health and safety and risk assessments.
  • Hard working, enthusiastic and reliable.
  • People Skills (Self-assured, build rapport, empathise with others, emotionally intelligent, approachable.
  • Understanding of Safeguarding best practice.
  • Demonstration of academic achievement in secondary and/or further education.
  • Strong functional skills in Mathematics and English.
  • A full and clean UK driving licence (or recognised equivalent).

If you would like to join the team and be part of our mission, to win the United way, please submit your application by Tuesday 22nd November.

Manchester United endeavour to respond to all job applications, however, please consider that we receive a high volume of applications, and this may not always possible.

We recognise the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk at Manchester United, as part of this commitment this post is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level, as well as full reference history.

Manchester United is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to background, ethnicity, race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected characteristics.

Manchester United is committed to working with and providing reasonable adjustments for applicants and employees. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application and perform at your best, please do not hesitate to contact us to make a request; we are here to help.

It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based job who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to you before applying for any of our roles.


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