SEN Tribunal Officer

Posted 25 April 2022
Salary£350 - 400 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineEducation & SEND
Contact NameRichard Shorrock

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group work closely with local authority SEN services nationwide providing them with experienced SEND professionals into a variety of roles.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Experienced SEN Professional to take up a contract with a Local Authority in the Midlands as a SEN Tribunal Officer.

You will represent the Local Authority at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and defend appropriateness of the proposed service provision for an individual child.

As a Tribunal Officer, you engage with mediation where appropriate to resolve disagreement prior to hearing whenever possible.

Contract Details

Pay Scale – Starting from £350 - £400 per day – Negotiable depending on experience.

Location – Remote Working for the duration of the contract.

Contract Length – 3-6 month+ rolling contract highly likely to be extended on an ongoing basis.

The key deliverables within this role:

  • To provide day to day oversight, working directly with the Statutory assessment manager in regard to case management of SEN appeals related cases to ensure that the Council discharges its responsibilities effectively in relation to statutory appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST), which is part of her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS).
  • Develop practice across the Assessment and Planning team, this limits the Authority’s exposure to risk of appeals to Tribunals and litigation and judicial review/complaints to the Local Government Ombudsman
  • Work directly with parents, schools, parental appointed legal representatives and other professional bodies within the statutory and legal framework related to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal process
  • Take the lead as directed by the Statutory Assessment Manager, on complex casework, providing effective mediation, drawing on strong negotiation and influencing skills across a range of complex SEN issues between parents, schools and multi-disciplinary practitioners

If you are looking for a new role within a SEN team, we work across the UK and have a number of roles available from Plan Writers, Tribunal Officers, Team managers to Heads of Service & Directors so please get in touch to find out how Spencer Clarke Group can help develop your career within Special Educational Needs.

If you are interested in the role or would like to know more, please make hit the apply button now and then contact Richard at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200.