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£350 per day
Posted on February 4, 2022
Expired on April 1, 2022

About the role

The Tribunal Officer is responsible for coordinating and collating information to support the Local Authority where there is a dispute about special educational needs support arrangements. The role will also involve attending resolution meetings with parents and other professionals in an attempt to settle the disputed issues without the need for formal legal redress wherever possible. This exciting professional development opportunity will include a responsibility for negotiating changes to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Where such approaches do not lead to resolution within a supportive framework, you will need to attend the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal to present the Local Authoritys case and defend the appropriateness of the proposed service provision for an individual child.

We are looking for a good negotiator with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and a strong eye for accuracy and detail. As well as an ability to be organised, use your own initiative and work to tight statutory deadlines, you need to be flexible in approach and have good general ICT skills. Experience of legal or tribunal processes and working within the field of and/or an understanding of special educational needs legislation in relation to Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).


To ensure that statement and EHC funding is used efficiently and effectively to achieve good outcomes for pupils with special educational needs.
To promote the Boroughs policy of education of Children and Young People in Sutton within the local community.
To plan and coordinate efficient and effective disagreement resolution processes to secure the highest standard of special educational needs provision within the given policy, budget and development framework of the Council, with reference to EHC assessments and plans.
To represent the LA at SENDIST.
To undertake such other duties of a similar nature from time to time, as required by the Head of SEND.

Skills and experience

Knowledge and understanding of SEN legislative framework and relevant Government policy, initiatives and the guidance within the SEN and Disability Code of Practice, 2014.
Experience working within a SEN Assessment Service, or equivalent
Ability to manage potentially challenging interpersonal situations
Analytical skills, problem solving abilities and ability to use initiative and work without supervision.
Ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues, members of the public and partners.

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