We are recruiting – SEND and You – Head of Service

Send and You (SAY) – Head of Service

We are looking for a new Head of Service to lead and manage the organisation!


BAND 7 – (34-41) SAY Payscale 2023-2024

From £41,592-£48,857 per annum, pro rata, permanent contract, all year round.


28 hours a week, to be worked flexibly. Some flexibility may be needed during the evenings or weekends to attend events or to attend team meetings or training.

Location: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – main office base is Central Bristol

Contract Details: Permanent

Details of Role:

As the most senior staff role at the charity, you will be responsible for the strategic delivery of the service and day-to-day management of the whole SAY team.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leadership, support and direction to SEND and You Service
  • Strategic financial planning
  • Representation of the service at national, regional and local levels
  • Contract management and partnership working across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire


The successful candidate will be:

  • An experienced manager
  • Experienced in contract management and financial planning
  • An excellent communicator
  • A confident and creative leader

We will provide you with fully accredited legal training in SEND to carry out this role. The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.   


Equality and Diversity:
We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at SEND and You. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support.

Main Office – Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB.  There is an expectation that the role is delivered from the office for some of the week. There is the opportunity for flexibility and some home working.

Closing Date: Monday 15th January 2024 – Midday

Interview Date: Monday 29th January 2024 / Tuesday 30th January 2024


How to Apply:
Please read the attached job description/person specification and complete the attached application form. You must also complete and send us the Equal Opportunities form along with your application.
Please send your completed application to admin@sendandyou.org.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs. For more information about what we do, please see our website. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Please see our Equal opportunities Policy for more detail and please read our Privacy Policy attached.

Contact Person:
Sue Osborne
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
0117 9897724