Starting salary: £43,004
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent x2
Closing date: Monday 27 November 2023;23:59
Interviews to be held: Wednesday 13 December
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
Two, Senior SEND Officers positions have become available in a dynamic and high performing team.
Both roles offer the successful candidates an opportunity to develop a team, improve performance and enhance the family experience.
You will be resilient and have an advanced working knowledge of key legislation and associated guidance including: the Education Act 1996, the Equality act 2010 and the Children and Families Act 2014. You will have a commitment to collaborating with families and resolving disagreements informally whenever possible. You will be confident in the management of SEND processes. You will have a ‘can do attitude’, a proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders. You will understand SEND from a 0-25 perspective.
You will be responsible for managing a small team and giving leadership to areas of strategic development. You will oversee complex cases and ensure adherence to statutory timescales for all statutory assessments, annual reviews and phased transitions.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
We are looking for two Senior SEN Officers who are resilient, restorative and relational leader; offering support and challenge to your team to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people. You will be able to prioritise workforce development, practice improvement and team morale and discharge statutory duties to the highest possible standard.
The role will require you to value the importance of improving the family experience through multi-agency working, innovation and collaboration and establish ways of measuring impact.
You will come from a background of working within an SEN role, ideally having worked at senior level in SEND, and having worked on complex case management and oversight of a team.
You will be skilled at deescalating challenges and finding solutions with families and stakeholders and show initiative, be exceptionally well organised and have advanced communication skills.
Overall, we are looking for someone who is dynamic, driven and motivated to make your mark.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
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If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at email@example.com or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG