SEND Education Coordinator (Sense College)

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Reference number: 45564

Title: SEND Education Coordinator (Sense College)

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £24,044 - 29,045 pro rata (depending on experience)

Hours: 30 hours per week / 41 weeks per year

Closing date: Sunday 25 July 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:


About the role

We are looking for a passionate and creative teacher to work as an Education Coordinator at our Sense College in Birmingham  This is a permanent part role, working 30 hours per week / 41 weeks per year.  Please note the salary advertised will be pro rata'd and will be dependent on experience.

The role of the Education Coordinator will be to take responsibility for the education/training programme of a small group of single or dual sensory impaired adults with additional learning difficulties, and as such duties undertaken will include curricular planning, development of teaching objectives, initial assessments and ongoing reports of deafblind persons’ progress.

The ability to work with individuals with challenging behaviour and work flexibly in a range of environments is required.  Showing a positive attitude towards learners with disabilities and an appreciation of this role’s responsibility in keeping them safe is essential.  The ability to communicate effectively, inter-personally and in writing is required.  Experience of working with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) learners is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

About you 

Essential skills and qualities to fulfil the role of Education Coordinator include holding Level 5 teaching qualification, knowledge of cognitive language and numeracy development, and also experience and skills in assessment, objective-setting, breaking down of tasks.

You will be an effective communicator and it would be fantastic if you have experience of supporting people with sensory impairments, learning disabilities and/or complex needs. 

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit:


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