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Salary: £27,514.00 - £30,095.00 per annum
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Category: City Council (External Vacancy)
Closing Date: 07/17/2022
Reference: 0000014710



Directorate: Children & Family Services

Section: Learning Services

Grade: Level 8

Hours: 37

Close Date:  17 July 2022


This advert is open to both Internal and external applicants.


A rare opportunity has arisen to be able to join the local SENDIASS service on a full-time permanent basis. The service is statutory and operates at ‘arms-length’ from the Local Authority and other services. We give impartial information, advice and support to local families and Young People, in order for them to understand SEND procedures, so that they can fully take an active part in those processes. The role consists of proactive work focusing on empowerment and self-advocacy. Delivery of training for parents and professionals will be required. Skills within this area will be beneficial.


The person will need to be dynamic, and have experience in SEND, as well as having a passion for working with local families and young people understanding their rights. The post holder will be required to be able to work from home, and will also be office based. Current knowledge of SEND legislation and practice, particularly around the Children’s and Families Act and SEND Code of practice is essential. This covers elements of the Graduated Approach, EHC assessments, EHC plans, and annual reviews, as well as other aspects of SEND.


There will be a requirement that the person will have the skills needed to engage positively and impartially with local partners to be able to resolve cases in a timely manner.


Full legal training will be given.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.


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In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you have the Right to Work in the UK?


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