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SEND Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/16469
  • Published: Wed 18/08/2021, 17:33 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/09/2021, 17:33 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Esher

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SEND Officer

The starting salary for this position is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. There are two positions available: one full time (36hours) and one part time (18hours).

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and dedicated staff to work within our Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Service. The service has just undergone a rapid transformation and we are looking for proactive individuals to join us in moving forward with continuous improvement and working towards robust and positive outcomes for our children and young people.

On a day to day basis you will be working with colleagues within one of our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Teams, supporting families of children with special needs and disabilities. You will be providing bespoke delivery plans that best assist the child and the family. A passionate approach will drive forward improvement and your effective organisation and communication skills will ensure you deliver high quality work.     

You will also act as the first point of contact for all general SEND calls, dealing effectively with enquiries wherever possible or referring to the relevant Officer as required. With this in mind, experience of liaising with members of the public and professionals, together with the ability to handle potentially difficult telephone calls in a calm, sensitive manner will be important.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Knowledge or experience of SEND and a willingness to develop this further
  • An ability to communicate well with colleagues and families
  • Excellent administrative and IT skills 

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 05/09/2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Laura Mongey by e-mail at or Joel Mwangi by email at

We look forward to receiving your application. 


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.