- Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
- Reference: orbis/TP/14616/30043
- Published: Wed 18/01/2023, 0:00 AM
- Closing on: Wed 08/02/2023, 0:00 AM
- Working Pattern: Part Time
- Hours: 18.5
- Salary: £30151 - £34723
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Hove Town Hall
SEN Annual Reviews Officer
The SEN Statutory Service have recently carried out a service re-design to add additional capacity to the SEN Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic SEN Annual Reviews Officer to support the delivery of EHC Planning processes for families.
You will work as part of the SEN team to coordinate the Annual Review process and ensure families are at the centre of everything we do. You will also work closely with key professionals to ensure annual reviews are of the highest quality and are delivered in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, you will need to have demonstratable experience in working in a relevant environment with the ability to prioritise your workload around the demands of the service whilst still managing to meet statutory deadlines.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact James Hanks - SEN Business Manager 01273 293494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the role
We are looking for a SEN Annual Reviews Officer to join our hardworking, dynamic SEN team. This is a new, exciting role where we will be expecting you to not only deliver on tasks relating to annual reviews but also help shape our processes further. As an Annual Review Officer you will form an important part of the SEN Team here at Hove Town Hall and crucially you will be able to demonstrate skills and abilities in team working, negotiation and prioritisation. You will be carrying out statutory tasks relating to the processing of annual reviews from across the age range (0-25 years) and will be working closely with not only our SEN Casework Officers and managers but also our families and partners from the community.
Essentially you will need:
- Relevant experience of working within the local authority setting within a legal framework and proven ability to comply with systems and/or statutory processes
- Good knowledge of legislation relating to special educational needs e.g. SEN Code of Practice
- Experience of writing accessibly and to understand complex information under particular timescales. You will need to prioritise and understand the specific needs of the service and our families.
- Experience of engaging children and young people, parents and carers in projects and multi-agency working to achieve outcomes. Customer services is a priority for our area.
-Excellent IT skills and communication skills via various platforms
What the SEN Team can offer you as a SEN Annual Reviews Officer:
• 23 days leave a year, rising to 27 days after 5 years’ service
• Work flexibly, including working from home.
• 1-2-1 support from your line manager
• A program of learning and development opportunities through our Learning Gateway
• Peer support from other Casework colleagues across the team
• Benefits such as: bus ticket and cycle loans; reduced cost gym membership with Freedom Leisure
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
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