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High Needs Support Officer
  • Employer: People and Communities
  • Reference: PTUF2645
  • Published: Tue 11/08/2020, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/09/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £31,371
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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High Needs Support Officer

Directorate:                        People and Communities                      

Starting salary:                   JM1:- £31,371 per annum

Location:                              Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

Hours:                                   37  hours per week

Contract:                              Fixed term for up to 12 months

Closing date:                       Monday 21 September 2020

A High Needs Funding Support Officer is required to work within the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Team.  The post holder will be expected to monitor the use of Top Up Funding (TUF) and other funding in educational settings and to share good practice. They will also monitor and review the new ASD resource bases and offer support and guidance where appropriate and conduct a formal review of Alternative providers in relation to checking all policies, outcomes for individual learners, and ensuring value for money.

The successful candidate will work with educational settings to ensure that they can evidence that allocated funding is being used to best effect. The post holder will identify whether there have been any changes to the level of need of individual pupils and if funding should continue at the allocated level. This will be in liaison with headteachers and/or SENCOs, business/finance managers and SEND Team Managers.

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

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, 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.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact  Mandy Plumridge via email, or Anthony Webster via email

Visit to download an application pack and apply online.

Anticipated interview date:      Tuesday 29 September 2020