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SEND Resource Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11279
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 13:05 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,571 - £24,920 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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SEND Resource Officer

Team: Special Education Needs & Disability Team, Children's Services
Job Family: Enabling - CBG7
Salary: £22,571 - £24,920 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week (part time hours could be considered)
Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 11th October 2022
Interview Date: TBC, interviews will take place in person at Priory House, Shefford.


About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.


More about the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the SEND Business Support Team in Children's Services in the role of SEND Resource Officer.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in financial and business administration. You will be responsible for raising purchase orders, issuing invoices, making payments to schools and ensuring all financial activity is recorded in a timely manner to support accurate financial reporting.

Whilst the role has a predominant focus on financial administration, you will also be assisting with the co-ordination of regular panels, from preparing agendas to minute taking and co-ordinating follow up actions arising from the panel meetings. You will assist with data input and collection tasks and will provide project support where appropriate as well as undertaking other business support duties as required.

Experience in financial process is essential, and an AAT qualification is desirable. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work with complex data and spreadsheets is key. You will need to work well both as part of a team and also under your own initiative with the ability to work calmly under pressure to achieve tight deadlines.  

You will be joining a highly supportive and friendly team and will be given every opportunity to further develop your skills.


What we can offer you

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Fiona Ridgway at or call 0300 300 6136.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

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