Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group is the statutory body responsible for commissioning local health services in Ashton, Wigan and Leigh.

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Designated Clinical Officer for SEND

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Special Educational Needs (SEND)
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5
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Wigan Borough CCG (south)
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum, pro rata
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The Wigan Integrated Care System (ICS), incorporating health providers and the local authority are building a strong collaborative partnership which will be able to take shared accountability and responsibility to meet the health and care needs of the Wigan locality population.


Our aim is to have the best health and social care outcomes in the country delivered by one of the safest and most efficient systems; establishing an asset based approach to supporting patients and people in services that link physical and mental health, social care, general practice, broader primary care and the voluntary sector.




Wigan Borough CCG (WBCCG) is pleased to invite applications for a permanent Band 8a Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). WBCCG became a statutory body in April 2013.  The CCG works across three townships (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) within its 7 localities and serves a population of 320,000.  Delivering strong clinical leadership is at the heart of the CCG’s ethos and we operate as a partnership of clinicians and managers focused on improving clinical outcomes and services for patients.

The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) will ensure Wigan Borough CCGs compliance with the legislation and spirit of the SEND Code of Practice leading to improved outcomes for Children & Young People (CYP) with special educational needs and disabilities.

The post holder will ensure that the outcomes for CYP aged 0-25 with disabilities and those with SEN are maximised by working to improve quality of life, mental and physical health problems, personal autonomy and community inclusion. The post holder will act as a strategic and operational lead for the Education, Health and Care Plan Pathway in accordance with the Children’s and Families Act 2014.

If you feel you have demonstrable experience in delivering against this important agenda and the personality and commitment to work in partnership we would love to hear from you. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nichola Osborne - Assistant Director Safeguarding Children by telephone on   07919540350 Or by  email at