Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (Send) Officer

Full Time
17 / 07

At Manchester United we aim to be the best on and off the pitch – 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.

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 lives.

This role will be responsible 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.

This position is based within a primary special school in Greater Manchester with the aim to support students to be, healthier, positive, connected, and skilled young people. This will be achieved by the successful candidate delivering bespoke programmes to individuals, full classes, and whole school initiatives.

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.
  • Ability to adapt and diversify delivery in programmes/sessions.
  • Excellent organisational and 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).
MUFL is an Equal Opportunities Employer and recognises the importance of safeguarding children and adults at risk in our workplace.

Due to this post being in regulated activity, the potential employee will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the appropriate level.

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.

MUFL positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

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