Tribunal Oversight Officer

Posted 22 July 2022
Salary £300 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineEducation & SEND
Contact NameRichard Shorrock

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are looking for an experienced SEND Professional to take up an interim contract for Oxfordshire County Council as a Tribunal Oversight Officer.

As a Tribunal Oversight Officer, you will provide operational oversight of ‘live’ appeals to support the School Age and Preparing for Adulthood Team Leaders while more permanent arrangements bed in. There will be no requirement to represent the Local Authority at Hearings nor direct line management of staff.

 We are looking for someone who has considerable experience of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) process or has previously undertaken a role with operational oversight/management of appeals albeit not essential.

Contract Details

Pay Scale – Paying £300 per day. (Inside iR35)

Location – Remote Working for the duration of the assignment.

Contract Length – 3-6-month contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.

Key Experience / Duties:

  • Have a sound understanding and knowledge of SENDIST including the relevant legislation and the SEND Code of Practice
  • Have considerable experience of providing advice, management and oversight of SEN appeals
  • Support Health and Social Care colleagues with their duties related to the National Trial and work, where required, with the Local Authority Legal Team
  • Provide operational oversight, robust support and challenge to Senior SEN Officers and SEN Officers on complex casework for ‘live’ appeals, ensuring that appeals are managed in a timely and thorough manner to minimise the Local Authority’s exposure to reputational and financial risk
  • Provide advice, support, challenge and coaching to Senior SEN Officers and SEN Officers to creatively draw together packages of support to resolve complex appeals where possible, ensuring a consistency of approach and sharing and promoting best practice and learning from appeals
  • Present the Local Authority’s cases at the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and defend appropriateness of the proposed service provision for an individual child/young person.

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 to Statutory Assessment Team managers 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.