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SEND Officer (Maternity Cover)
  • Employer: Children’s Services
  • Reference: CSE/21/152944
  • Published: Wed 26/05/2021, 16:50 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JG7:- £28,672 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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SEND Officer (Maternity Cover)

Directorate:                         Children's Services                       

Starting salary:                   JG7:- £28,672 per annum

Location:                               Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Fixed term

Closing date:                       Tuesday 15 June 2021



The SEND Team requires a SEND Officer to cover maternity leave and support our increasing workload. The team is responsible for ensuring that the LA’s statutory duties towards individual children and young people with SEND are met. The main duties associated with this post include writing EHC plans using assessment advice, providing information to support the LA’s decision-making panel 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 candidate 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.  Please note that this is a fixed term contract for one year or upon the return of the post holder.




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.


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Anticipated interview date:       Tuesday 29 June 2021


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.