We're recruiting a Education, Health and Care Plan Manager, based at our HQ in Lawshall. 


Our innovative work with young people is growing rapidly and has led to the creation of this post. You will liaise with local partners to design appropriate interventions for young people who have an EHCP, providing opportunity for young people to engage in education, learn essential life skills and grow in confidence and self-esteem within the natural environment. You will be patient, positive, culturally smart and have the ability to flex your approach to motivate and encourage. The role will be split between working directly with young people and creating appropriate plans with the local authority.


Your main duties will include:

  • Develop and maintain professional, supportive working relationships with key partners, young people and their families
  • To attend a range of meetings with young people, parents, school staff and other professionals as required, including annual reviews in line with agreed priorities.
  • Understanding the needs of the young person and creating a comprehensive delivery plan, whereby we can capture progress and key milestones.
  • To support the wider team in the preparation of information for delivery, reports, and general correspondence as requested 
  • Monitor participant levels and actively recruit participants through your networks
  • Deliver both 1:1 and group sessions within the natural environment
  • Responsible for the EHCP work across Suffolk and managing a small team


The role will develop and the information here is not exhaustive, this job profile should be reviewed annually as part of an appraisal process to ensure it is up to date and accurate.

Person Specification


We are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills and experience:


Essential Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience of compiling and presenting information and reports
  • Working with marginalised and vulnerable adults and young people
  • Working with people with additional or/and special educational needs
  • Writing learning and development programmes for groups and individuals
  • Maintaining good relationships with partners to achieve outcomes
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Knowledge of Education, Health and Care Plans


Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to adapt your approach
  • Creative thinker, with proven problem-solving skills
  • Proven ICT skills and confident with managing data, in line with GDPR
  • Demonstrate respect for all cultures, religions and beliefs



  • Direct experience of working with statutory partners on ECHPs
  • Working in either conservation or education setting
  • A working knowledge of Forest School delivery
  • A teaching qualification - PTLLS, CTTLLS or DTLLS
  • Health and Safety/First Aid trained



  • Ability to focus on positive qualities to enhance individuals self worth
  • Ability to inspire personal development and confidence
  • Ability to help and inspire individuals to set themselves challenges
  • Be confident, charismatic and communicative
  • Highly motivated and able to work using own initiative
  • Ability to reflect on own practice
  • Ability to work as part of the Delivery Team and manage others
  • Organised, systematic and methodical
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Understanding of the importance of observation & recording within a learning environment
  • Adhere to all GLT policies and procedures