Deputy Education Service Manager

Reference number: 46401

Title: Deputy Education Service Manager

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Salary: £27,044 per annum (Inclusive of Education Allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 5 December 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role.

We’re looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Deputy Education Service Manager at our College in Bedford working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 

As a Deputy Education Service Manager you will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability , and associated physical disabilities. 

With your educational background and understanding of OFSTED requirements, you will have the ability to work collaboratively with both the Education Services Manager and teachers to effectively manage, plan and implement quality education, learning and care provision for learners with sensory loss/impairment and additional learning difficulties.

You will also support the Education Services Manager in leading the continued success and future development of specialist education, learning and care provision for people with sensory loss/impairment and additional disabilities.

Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view the 'Service One Page Profile', this provides more information on the role and the service in which it is based.

About you

It is important that you are a flexible, confident and supportive manager who will happily be involved in all areas of education delivery and care needs as and when this is required.

A full UK driving licence is a desirable requirement for this role to meet community needs of students.

Relevant degree or a higher level qualification is an essential requirement for this role.

Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is desirable ( BSL / Makaton etc.)

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.


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:


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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