Vacancy Summary

Department of Children’s Services

Education and Learning – Specialist Teaching & Support Service Social Communication Interaction & Learning (SCIL)

Specialist Officer Team Leader
Salary PO5 £41,881 - £44,863 pa
1x 37 hours per week
Based at Margaret McMillan Tower, Bradford 

Vacancy Information

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

We are seeking to appoint a Specialist Officer Team Leader with significant experience, knowledge and skills within SEND. As well as experience of leading a team and managing the performance of staff. As the Specialist Officer Team Leader, you will be an integral part of the SCIL leadership team alongside Team Leads for Early Years (EYs), Communication and Interaction (C&I), Learning Support (LS) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).

You will lead a team of Access and Inclusion Officers (AIO) and Specialist Practitioners (SP) in order to facilitate the delivery of the SCIL Team offer to schools and settings.

The aim of the SCIL Team is: “To offer a flexible and responsive service, supporting schools and PVI settings to better understand and meet the needs of children and young people across Bradford in order to improve outcomes and life chances”.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post then please contact Lucy Stead, Service Manager SCIL Team, Specialist Teaching & Support Services, email:

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Closing Date: Sunday 27th June 2021
Shortlisting Monday 28th June 2021
Interviews Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July 2021

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for these posts and, for Teachers, all Teacher Regulation Agency checks

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