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SEND Manager - Full-time - Special Needs Position

St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5461-228S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:21/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be Confirmed


SEND MANAGER VACANCY - Permanent Position

Required for support across all Key Stages

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week, term time + 5 training days

Salary: Kent Range 7 (£22,022 actual starting salary/£25,378 full time equivalent)

Start Date: As soon as possible


St John's Catholic Comprehensive School is seeking to recruit an experienced, hardworking, and proactive practitioner for the role of SEND Manager, who will be assigned to work with the SENCO in supporting and managing SEND students across all key stages.  The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the students' welfare and behaviour, assisting with SEND documentation and attending various professional and parental meetings.

Our new SEND Manager will need to be a confident, professional and approachable communicator, as they will be liaising with external and internal stakeholders; including staff, students, parents/carers, professionals and the wider community.  The successful applicant will also need to have good time management skills, be able to meet deadlines, be empathetic, and have a flexible approach as priorities could change at short notice.

St John's is a successful co-ed Catholic Comprehensive School with over 1300 pupils, including over 300 students in our Sixth Form.  There are currently 201 students on our SEND register, 36 of whom have an EHCP.  We have a very strong Catholic ethos and pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming community, soemthing that was externally recognised in our recent Section 48 Inspection of Janaury 2020, where we acheived "Outstanding Catholic School"status.

St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  This role includes specific safeguarding responsibilities, as defined in the job description.  Our school's dedicated Child Protection Policy can be viewed here https://www.stjohnscs.com/page/?title=Policies+and+Guidance&pid=11

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

If you would like any further information or to arrange a tour of the school (strongly recommended), please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Operations Manager, Mrs Lynn O'Neill, via the email address below.

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the link below to our website; www.stjohnscs.com and click on the Recruitment tab to locate Job Vacancies.  Kindly complete the Support Staff Application Form and Recruitment and Monitoring Forms and email the forms to Mrs Lynn O'Neill, via the email address below.


Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 21st February 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications to Mrs Lynn O'Neill: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk

Information about the school

St John’s is a very successful co-ed Catholic school with over 1300 students including c.300 in our Sixth Form. We have a very strong Catholic ethos and pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming community. The school’s 2023 Progress 8 score of +0.33 was the sixth consecutive examination year that the school achieved a positive score on this key performance measure and a wonderful reflection of the talented and dedicated students and staff we have at the school.

This is an excellent and exciting time to join the school and be part of an enthusiastic, forward thinking and supportive team. If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, go to our website www.stjohnscs.com and click on the Information tab to locate Job Vacancies, Recruitment Information and Monitoring forms. Kindly complete the following forms and email them to Mrs L O'Neill (loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk): Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Consent to Obtain References Form and Staff Recruitment Online Checks Form.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance. This post will be subject to safer recruitment procedures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs L O'Neill
  • Address:St John's Catholic Comprehensive, Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JW
  • Telephone: 01474 534718
  • Email: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.