SEND Employment Officer

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£34.884 - £37.722
Posted
16 Feb 2021
Closes
14 Mar 2021
Ref
REC/21/00016
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for enthusiastic, vibrant and creative individuals with the skills and experience to help us in our ambitions.

You will be joining a well-resourced SEND Assessment & Review Service that has an excellent relationship with schools and partners.

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – and have the skills and experience we are looking for – then please come and join us!

For these roles – we are looking for people with the right knowledge and experience, who can work under pressure, build and maintain good relationships with schools, providers, partners, parents and children and young people.

You will need to be able to work closely with schools and/or colleges and other partners to ensure a person-centred focus and be ambitious for our children and young people.  You will also need to have some knowledge of the Children and Families Act and SEND Code of Practice.

For further information about the posts please call

Di Osbourne

Head of SEND Assessment & Review

020 8921 3350 or diane.osbourne@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Closing date for all posts is midnight Sunday 14th March

Interview Dates: Wednesday 24th March

 

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

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