Advisory Teacher for Vision Impairment

Job Overview

Leatherhead, England
Job Type
Full Time
£110 - £150 Per Day
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Description

The salary for this position is £26,948 - £42,780 per annum depending on qualifications (MPS/UPS) + 2 SEN points for 36 hours per week. The administrative base is Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead. 

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) is a targeted specialist education service within Surrey County Council for vulnerable young people.

The Physical and Sensory Support (PSS) F/HE 16+ Team consists of a team of qualified Student Support Workers (SSWs), BSL interpreters, HE Student Support Tutors and Qualified Advisory Teachers for sensory impairment (for deaf students and students with vision impairment).

In this role you will have a caseload of post-16 students with vision impairment who are studying in colleges and universities in Surrey. For some, you will manage and oversee their in-class support from qualified notetakers, for their college/university sessions. You will also assist in the timetabling of Support Workers for the VI students on your caseload, if their EHCP or DSA state that this is required.

You will provide 1:1 tutorials with some of the students on your caseload, either weekly or monthly according to their need and funding allowance as stated in their EHCP or DSA statement.

You will monitor the needs of other post-16 VI students (who may not require in-class support) offering advice, information and training as necessary - to college staff and disability advisers.

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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 23/09/2021 with interviews to follow.

This is a fixed term maternity cover post from November 2021 to end of April 2022 with the possibility of extension at the end of 6 months. 

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 contact James Fitzgerald by e-mail at .uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 


We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. This a term time post, following Surrey term times for annual leave. 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.


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