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Commissioner for Special Educational Needs and Disability

Employer: Slough Children's Services Trust

  • Reference: SCST/17/39148
  • Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 17:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/08/2017 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £32,492 - £37,270 (inclusive of local weighting)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Berkshire

The Company:

Slough Childrens Service Trust is a new and innovative company delivering children's safeguarding and social care services in Slough. It is a challenging but highly rewarding field of work making a real and positive difference to the lives of children, young people and families and helping build the resilience, social and economic strength of the wider community.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commissioning Officer within the Trust

Purpose of Role

The role will be providing commissioning leadership to the Trust in response to meeting the needs of children with SEND.

Help develop a robust SEND commissioning and compliance framework for SEND Services to ensure they meet the needs of children and young people.

Developing joint commissioning arrangements with Health providers.

Ensuring that legislation is compliant, taking into account the Children and Families Act 2014, and Children’s Act 1989, in respect of Special Educational Needs.

Ensuring that a robust specification/contract monitoring for SEND is in place

Main Accountabilities

  • To provide the commissioning advice and lead on the SEND commissioning framework for Children and Young people (0-25), including responding to changes in the national policy for funding and commissioning, and establishing the commissioned element of the ‘local offer’ for SEND provision.
  • To ensure the Trust’s statutory responsibilities for SEND are discharged appropriately, and are monitored effectively.
  • To take a lead on securing best value from SEND funding by establishing rigorous quality assurance, including the SEND work of early years settings, schools, colleges and other learning providers.


  • Demonstrate success in supporting positive outcomes for children and young people with SEND.
  • Ability to write clearly for a range of audiences
  • An understanding of how high quality learning can be achieved
  • A thorough understanding of SEND Code of Practice, Children’s Services legislation, best practice and contemporary issues in SEND.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Post graduate qualification.
  • Social care/health or education relevant degree qualification.
  • Degree or equivalent

How to Apply:

To apply please forward your CV to along with a covering letter outlining your interest in the role or click the link below.

Interview date: 11th August 2017

Previous applicants need not apply.

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