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SEN & Disability (SEND) Strategy Officer
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4151
  • Published: Fri 27/11/2020, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £37890 to £45859 per annum (Grade K)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury, Berkshire

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SEN & Disability (SEND) Strategy Officer

We are looking for a SEN & Disability (SEND) Strategy Officer to join the SEN & Disabled Children’s Service in West Berkshire.

West Berkshire has developed, with parents and other key stakeholders, a 5 year strategy to develop its services for children and young people with SEND aged 0 to 25. Detailed action plans for each strand of the strategy are also in place. We are seeking a SEND Strategy Officer to take a lead role in delivery of the SEND Strategy and associated action plans.

You will be responsible for developing detailed project plans for each aspect of the SEND strategy, leading on implementation of projects within the strategy, (such as setting up specialist provision), monitoring and reporting on progress and working closely with stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to children with SEND in West Berkshire and their families. You will need a good working knowledge of SEN and Disability, successful project planning experience and the ability to work on your own initiative and to tight deadlines. You will also require a high level of interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to working in coproduction with parents and young people.

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Seymour, Service Manager, SEN & Disabled Children’s Service, on 01635 519783.

Interviews will take place on Friday 8th January 2021.