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SEND Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

Leeds City College is the main education provider for post-16 students within the Leeds City region. This role requires an experienced SEND professional to lead on all aspects of SEND and ALS across a specific campus or set of departments. You will lead and manage a highly effective team of SEND professionals, working closely with other managers within the campus, providing expertise and training in all aspects of SEND, ensuring that finance and quality targets are met and that the student experience is outstanding.

What You Will Do

  • To lead and manage a team of SEND professionals, ensuring that the needs of all students with SEND within the campus/directorate are met.
  • Be the main SEND point of contact for a designated campus for external and internal partners.
  • Work with campus and department managers to ensure that all aspects of the student experience are accessible to the students and their parents/carers.
  • Ensure that effective transition arrangements are in place for new and prospective students, and that curriculum teams have the necessary support information in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that students have the necessary resources to make informed choices about their next steps after college and support with this transition.
  • Ensure that student outcomes are monitored and met.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of SEND legislation and how these impact on the local offer, school/SILC, College and employer contexts.
  • Working with the Head of SEND, ensure that funding is claimed and utilised to provide the necessary support.

About You

  • You will be a passionate and experienced SEND practitioner with experience teaching or working closely alongside curriculum teams to develop outcomes for students who face barriers to learning. 
  • You will demonstrate the ability to own your responsibilities by having a good grasp on what’s happening for your students and using a range of techniques to monitor deliverables and share actions that you have undertaken.
  • You will work with others, whether they be students, colleagues, external agencies and further afield. You will include others in what you do and where possible maintain face-to-face contact by attending meetings and events in person.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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