Our current vacancies are listed below. If you’re interested in a particular role and would like to find out more about it, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more.
Skylarks is committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Skylarks is committed to the employment of disabled people. To demonstrate this commitment, we guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria as outlined in the person specification.
Senior SEND Education Adviser
Can you advise and inspire families of children with disabilities to access an education?
Skylarks Charity is seeking a SEND Education Adviser who will be part of a dedicated and growing team supporting children with additional needs and their families and will lead and manage our SEND Education Advice Service.
You will lead a small team and, together with the team, provide high-quality information, advice and support to the parents or carers of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 years in line with the SEN Code of Practice and associated legal framework. Most of our queries are in relation to Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) and about the legal duties of Local Authorities regarding education for children and young people with SEND.
This role could be part-time or full-time. The role is for 20 - 37.5 hours per work in office hours Monday to Friday. Candidates can be flexible in the delivery of their hours (within Core Working Hours) according to the needs of the SEND Advice Service.
This role is mainly home-based providing appointments with families seeking our help via Zoom/phone, with once-weekly visits to our centres in Twickenham or Hounslow to provide face-to-face appointments, as well as F2F talks, workshops and webinars.
The role offers significant room for development and expansion as we continue to grow our SEND Advice Service at Skylarks.
If you have a good working knowledge of SEN Legislation, have completed IPSEA SEN Law training (levels 1-3) or have relevant experience providing support and advice to people seeking help in relation to EHCPs, SEND education and associated matters, then we would love to hear from you. You will need to demonstrate your knowledge of SEND legislation.
To apply for this position, please submit
- A comprehensive CV
- A supporting statement setting out why you are for applying for this role and how you meet the criteria set out in the attached Person Specification
Applications will be considered on receipt of application
To discuss the role further please contact Viv Sage at Better Talent, our HR Consultant, at email@example.com
SEND Employability Trainers
CAN YOU INSPIRE AND FACILITATE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS, DELIVERING EMPLOYABILITY WORKSHOPS?
Skylarks Charity is is looking for Trainers for Young People with SEND, to facilitate Employability Workshops for our Spread Your Wings programme.
We are looking for Teachers/Trainers to deliver Online Employability Workshops to small groups of young people, with additional needs in Year 8 and 9 (with or without an EHCP).
The workshops run weekdays after-school between 4.30pm-8pm.
This role is suited to an experienced SEND / Career teacher, who has experience of group online tutoring with young people with a variety of additional needs.
The 1 hour workshops will be offered on Zoom and all training and materials will be provided. The role has potential to develop to offer in-class (face-to-face) workshops to young people in the South-West London area.
What we offer:
- Freelance contract
- £28 p/h - £35 p/h
- Flexible part-time hours
- Term-time or holiday work available
- Paid training, meetings and upskilling opportunities
- Supportive team
Role and Responsibilities:
- Delivering online sessions with small groups of max 10 young people
- Delivering the 7 week employability programme over 7 consecutive weeks
- Following the module plan and using the provided workshop content
- Providing the young people with holistic and engaging sessions, which meet their needs, and support them to make progress and achieve the programme goals
- Working with the parents sharing feedback on their child's progress and signposting
- Completing student progress reports and overall programme delivery.
- Minimum 2 years teaching or training experience
- Experience working with young people with additional needs in an educational or training context
- Experience of using online platforms and delivering educational content online
- Experience of facilitating young people with varied abilities and offering personalised support in a group
- Experience, knowledge and understanding of safeguarding processes
- Professional Teaching Qualification (PGCE / QTS / QTLS) (Desirable)
- A commitment to the aims and ethos of Skylarks
- The ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism
- A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion - dealing with people and issues honestly, fairly and with respect
- A commitment, understanding and a sensitive approach towards the needs and challenges faced by young people with disabilities and their families
PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THESE ROLES BUT MAY TAKE ON MORE TRAINERS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.
To discuss the role further please contact Rachael Chidgey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustee on the Board of Directors
Skylarks Charity is seeking Trustees who will be part of a dedicated Board of Directors supporting children with additional needs and their families.
This is a voluntary role but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be paid.
We are looking for people who have strong leadership skills in a range of backgrounds, including legal, HR, finance, property and compliance.
The Board of Trustees provides leadership for the overall governance and strategic direction of Skylarks.
If you are interested in any other volunteering role with us, please complete an expression of interest using our online form.
We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer
We Value Difference
Skylarks are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all our colleagues feel they can be themselves, thrive in their roles and grow in their careers.
We believe our core beliefs around diversity that make our charity so unique should continue into our working practices. As an accessible employer, we recognise and embrace the diversity on offer throughout the workplace.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer meaning we have been certified by the government as actively taking steps to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers. We understand that some disabled colleagues will need adjustments to help them perform to the best of their ability – these can be changes to the built environment and furniture, the tools and technology they use in doing their job, aspects of the role or working arrangements. We encourage applications from individuals with additional needs to apply for our vacancies and support them in accessing the workplace.