About | 18.06.2024 | By Teresa Quail

BATOD Consultant Coordinator (CC) 

This role and the Consultant team member roles replace the BATOD Consultant role 


Two years by appointment (with the opportunity for renewal by agreement by both parties).

Notice period – to allow the Association time to appoint a replacement * months notice is required

Time commitment

Meetings: in person or virtual –

·         Steering group (SG) x 4 per year

·         National Executive Council (NEC) meetings x 4 per year

·         Annual General Meeting x 1

·         Others by agreement with Steering Group members about Association Business

Supporting BATOD members: –

·         Weekly overview of emails directed to Consultant Team (CT), liaising with CT and collating responses as required and finalising actions with the National Executive Officer (NEO).

Time commitment will vary from month to month but there is an expectation that queries will be responded to in a timely manner, i.e., within ten working days.


If the postholder has been unable to contribute to the work of BATOD or to attend a meeting of either SG or NEC/or a meeting related to the role for a continuing period of up to 6 months, beginning with the date of the appointment to/renewal of role, SG will consider appointment of a replacement postholder, to ensure the efficient continuation of BATOD’s work, following consultation with the post holder.

Main purposes of role

1.       Lead BATOD with their responses to government bodies and employers concerning pay and conditions with due regard to their professional roles and responsibilities.

2.       Coordinate an Annual submission to the English School Teachers Pay and Review Body (STRB) for the NEO’s response.

3.       Offer a specialist perspective* to members about policy and practice relating to performance management and terms and conditions of employment. The postholder would need to recognise and acknowledge the varying situations across the UK.

4.       Provide reports for Steering Group and NEC or articles for the BATOD Magazine and website as appropriate.

*This does not include offering specific advice which should be properly obtained from the teaching unions and associations.


Key tasks

Working with the NEO, support the work of BATOD SG & NEC with

·       Government bodies

·       Professional organisations (including Teaching Unions)

·       Charities, not for profit, volunteer sector

Coordinate responses to legislative and other consultation documents concerned with deaf education in conjunction with the NEO, CT and other BATOD members.

Co-ordinate and maintain the Responses from the BATOD Consultant content on the BATOD website.

All responses, meetings and correspondence are professional and meet BATOD’s guidelines on GDPR


Key outcomes

BATOD SG & NEC and members are supported in matters of employment and maintaining specialist workforce. Deaf education.

Consultations are responded in a timely and effective manner.

Support the recruitment and retention of Consultant Team members and ensure representation across the nations of the UK.


Responsible for staff/equipment

Consultant team (CT)


Reporting to

Steering Group

Work is undertaken in collaboration with Steering Group and NEC members. Major items are discussed and confirmed with Steering Group and ratified by the National Executive Council. Responses where appropriate will be agreed and disseminated through the National Executive Officer.



Normal SG/NEC expenses payable and agreed associated expenses.


Recommended knowledge and experience

Current practitioner with significant senior leadership experience in a range of deaf education settings.

Able to work with members and organisations to support their needs.

Able to gather information, disseminate and share best practice.

Knowledge and understanding of BATOD’s aims and values


Created June 2024

Review June 2025