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Speech, Language and Communication Hub Specialist Teacher - Primary and Secondary

Enfield Council
Closing date
30 Jul 2021

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Speech, Language and Communication Hub Specialist Teacher - Primary and Secondary

Salary £52,698 to £58,011

X1 Full time (36 hours) & X1 Part Time (18 hours) 52 weeks per annum, Permanent positions available

The advertised salary is for full time work, the salary for part time will be calculated on a pro-rata basis the part time salary is £26,349 to £29,0005.50

The London borough of Enfield has developed an Innovative project to tackle the rising demand of Speech and Language needs within the school population. To tackle this demand, we have developed a holistic programme to support, schools, families and individual children with additional support needs.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference and be a trailblazer in analysing the demand for speech, language and communication and upskilling schools to become "Communication friendly schools"?

The aim of the Speech, Language and communication project is to implement a programme of support, a 4-stage model, to provide holistic support to schools, families and meet the individual needs of children.

We are looking for 2 specialist teachers, (1x FTE and 1x 0.5 Post) who will be able to deliver to the project specification and support schools to undertake:
  • Communication audits
  • Training needs analysis
  • Set up networking events and cluster programmes
  • Support schools to undertake professional training in speech and language.

You will have access to the Educational Psychology Service, SEN and Health services to support a holistic offer to children and families.

You will report to the project leader and you will in agreement be responsible for supporting schools across primary and secondary to improve their approach to communication and language development.

This is an exciting project and provides you with the opportunity to improve your teaching experience across sectors and disciplines.

The project will start in September but we would like someone to start before then to set up the project and steering group.

Applicants will need to have:
  • A high level of interpersonal skills with experience of speech, language and communication in primary and or secondary
  • An ability to build effective relationships and engage in partnership working
  • An ability to work with educational professionals at different levels to attain positive results.
  • A proven track record in developing school packages of support to achieve high standards.
  • An ability to work with families, children and young people to enable them to make positive progress.
  • Competent at working in a politically sensitive environment
  • Ability to work with a range of professionals across different sectors.
  • Able to support schools to analyse and develop their communication offer

You will have the opportunity:
  • To shape and influence the project
  • Be part of an innovative team, working to improve outcomes for children and young people and to develop communication friendly schools.
  • Contribute to the wider SEND agenda and any future Inspections.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That's why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we'd love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of theand person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed

Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: 23:59 5th August 2021

Interview Date: TBC

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Additional Information
To apply, please click on the link below.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Cigdem Alkan on 020 8132 0201 or Barbara Thurogood on 0208 132 1523 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

"This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment".

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