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SEND Senior Commissioner

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2420
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/03/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 68502.5
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

SEND Senior Commissioner

£61,370 to £75,635

Full time, flexible working

Remote working, Newham Dockside, E16 2QU

Deadline for applications: 26/03/2023 23:59



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At Newham we are ambitious for our children and young people with additional needs. Our aim is to make Newham the best place for all to live, learn and thrive; building on our historic ethos of inclusion and putting children and families at the heart of everything we do. We’re determined and driven towards creating a centre of excellence for supporting children and young people with SEND, where no child is left behind.

Newham’s SEND service is undergoing positive change, and significant new investment is enabling us to expand and improve our support for young people and their families. To this aim, we are looking for talented, dedicated staff who share our values to join us and be part of our journey.

Newham children need people who are:

  • Child centred and care passionately about improving outcomes in education.
  • Empathetic towards our families and positive in their thinking and practice.
  • Driven and determined to improve the lived experienced of our children and families.
  • Committed to inclusion and aware of the issues affecting children with additional needs.
  • Celebrators of diversity and the future; we are one of London’s youngest and most diverse Boroughs – and proud!
  • Willing to listen to young people and focused on embodying our Young People’s Charter.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to be part of our success.

We are Newham SEND

We are making a difference

We are recruiting.


The SEND Senior Commissioner will take a strategic, leadership role within the Children’s Commissioning Team and will work closely with Health and Education partners, and families. You will embed co-production at every stage of commissioning and delivery and be responsible for a diverse and cross cutting portfolio.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time, with additional resource identified to implement transformation and the opportunity to influence our local system. The role will make a significant contribution towards the Council’s vision of enabling every resident under 25 to be safe, happy and cared for, with positive activities to secure their long-term wellbeing.

We value work life/balance and understand that happy, rested colleagues will always produce the highest standards of work. Newham offers genuinely flexible working around core hours, and we trust our colleagues to work remotely for a minimum of three days per week.

To find out more, please download the job description.


We are looking for a creative and experienced strategic SEND commissioner who will lead the transformation of commissioned SEND services in Newham and make a difference to the lives of our children and families.  You’ll have the ability and drive to lead transformation, working in partnership across education, health and social care to improve services and families’ experiences of them.  You will have a clear vision of how you will implement a new joint commissioning and SEND outcomes framework and deliver against our Written Statement of Action.

You are ready for a challenge, and ready to build on Newham’s existing strengths of commitment to inclusion for children and young people with additional needs across some outstanding schools. At Newham, success is earned – and for the right person this could be career defining role.


We’ve been working hard to make Newham a great place to work.

We will offer you:

• A fantastic opportunity to be part of an improving, growing service.

• A supportive, open working environment built on trust.

• A competitive salary of up to £75,635.

• Flexible working arrangements and work from home minimum three days per week.

• Smarter working with modern technology.

• Excellent transport links to inner and outer London.

• ’Outstanding’ Senior Leadership with a clear and consistent vision.

• Wellbeing service, leisure, financial and discount benefits (Council schemes).


Please submit a CV and provide a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement/evidenced on their CV.

Closing date: 26/03/2023 at 23:59

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2420
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/03/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 68502.5
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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