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SEND Officer

  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: SSEO0270
  • Published: Fri 24/02/2023, 11:22 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JG7 - £31,099 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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SEND Officer

Directorate:                     Children's Services                   

Starting salary:                JG7 - £31,099 per annum

Location:                         Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

Hours:                             37 hours per week

Contract:                         Permanent

Closing date:                   Friday 24 March 2023


The SEND Team requires a SEND Officer to support our increasing workload. The team is responsible for ensuring that the LA’s statutory responsibilities towards individual children and young people with SEND are met.


The main duties associated with this post include writing EHC plans using assessment advice and managing the annual review process.


The successful candidate would also be responsible for providing information to support the LA’s decision-making panels and liaising with parents, young people and a range of professionals from education, health and social care.  The role includes attendance at and chairing of meetings.


The successful candidate will also support the top up funding process. We are a busy team and deal with sensitive, and at times, difficult situations. The successful candidates will have good organisational and interpersonal skills, have experience of similar work within a public sector and will need to be able to travel within North Somerset and further afield to support out of area placements.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Sercombe, SEND Operational Lead please email to arrange a telephone call.


Anticipated interview date:        Tuesday 04 April 2023


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.