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Teacher in Charge

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/480/26419
  • Published: Fri 05/08/2022, 12:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,826 - £60,186 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Epsom

The salary range for this role is £47,826 - £60,186 per annum for working full-time (teachers' terms and conditions)

“We are dedicated to supporting and empowering young people, their families, carers and networks to enable them to reach their potential by offering a collaborative and therapeutic learning environment.

Our HOPE Service is a unique Surrey service jointly funded by Education, Social Care and Health, where we work with children with complex needs who are at risk of placement breakdown or Psychiatric hospital admission. This can typically be for between 6 months and a year. Our HOPE Management Committee have a unique and exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational qualified teacher to join and lead our day programme teaching staff who are part of a multi-agency team, across our 2 sites in Epsom and Guildford, offering short stay school provision for children and young people between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.

Our vision is that every child/young person should be able to fulfil their potential and that no young person/child should leave the service NEET (not in education, employment or training) We work hard to achieve this wherever possible and are proud of our 2018 outstanding Ofsted judgement. We believe that we can continue to make a positive impact on children and young people's lives within the local community through the inspirational partnership work we do.

About the role:

Our Teacher In Charge is a key service role that will be integral to delivering continuous improvement work across HOPE, ensuring that high quality educational practice and performance continues to be delivered across the day programme for our children and young people in a positive, supportive and inclusive way that meets their learning needs the children and young people referred to HOPE. You will work collaboratively the Team Managers, the Service Manager, Senior Social Workers, Lead Nurses, Senior Consultants, Therapists, Psychologists, Activity Workers, and other professional colleagues from Health and Social Care, to provide a joint up approach to meeting, monitoring and evaluating the educational needs of the young people referred to HOPE.

You will have responsibility for undertaking a range of tasks associated with the effective running of the day programmes curriculum and typical tasks include but are not limited to:

  •  Leading confidently on facilitating Ofsted Education Inspections and being accountable for findings and continually striving towards any improvement journey.
  • Undertaking performance management of staff via lesson observations
  • Making sure a range of awards, appropriate accreditations and formal qualifications are available for those accessing the HOPE service
  • Supporting Team Managers with the operational delivery of the day programme as needed
  • Providing termly insight about progress attainment and attendance of the young people in the day programme Hope Outcomes Group and the HOPE Management Committee on a termly basis.

About you:

We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner with the ability to share good practice, who can also bring experience of having worked with young people with complex mental health needs. You will be able to successfully lead your teams and your forward-thinking outlook coupled with enthusiasm, resilience, passion, and empathy will allow you to connect people, ideas and resources to successfully lead the secondary education provision for the young people in our day programme at HOPE.

We are looking for an individual who has:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Experience of working with young people with complex needs, including those with social, emotional, mental health, educational and behavioural difficulties.
  • A passion for improving the lives and educational outcomes of children and young people
  • An understanding and up to date knowledge of curriculum in a specialist setting
  • The ability to suggest and collaboratively implement creative solutions
  • A flexible approach to work that meets the needs of our children and young people in sometimes challenging situations.
  • A willingness to uphold Surrey's values and behaviours and those of the HOPE Service
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication, with the ability to influence and engage with a broad range of stakeholders effectively.

Some travel between our sites in Epsom and Guildford will be required to ensure that there is equality of education provision across both.

To find out more about The HOPE Service and what we do please visit our website The Day Programme – The Hope Service

We’d love to hear from you if you are ambitious about providing positive learning experiences for some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 11th September 2022 with interviews to follow on the 26th September 2022.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Melanie Bentick by e-mail at Melanie.bentick@surreycc.gov.uk  

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/480/26419
  • Published: Fri 05/08/2022, 12:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,826 - £60,186 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Epsom

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