Tribunal Officer

London (Greater)
£23,805 £28,845 per annum
24 May 2021
13 Jun 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Are you passionate about making a difference for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities?

Do you have the values, skills, and passion to join our team and support us on our journey to transform the delivery of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities?

If yes, we may have the ideal role for you in Wandsworth!

We are looking to recruit a permanent SEN Tribunal Officer to join our SNAS team in Wandsworth to support the Dispute Resolution and Tribunal Manager in manging SEND tribunal appeals and dispute resolution processes including mediation. 

About the role

The successful candidate will have regular contact with parents and other external parties and will be responsible for ensuring completing tasks to ensure that all aspects of disagreement resolution, mediation and appeals are managed in line with statutory requirements.

To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will demonstrate:

  • An understanding Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND tribunal process
  • good administrative skills
  • strong IT skills using different Microsoft software
  • an ability to undertake research
  • good communication skills
  • excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • excellent record keeping skills
  • the ability to undertake research
  • Experience of working in a Local Authority/public or third sector or legal role with accountability for working with the public and/or schools/education settings

Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Esther Maynard on


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 13th June 2021
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 14th June 2021
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 21th June 2021

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including BAME backgrounds and candidates with disabilities.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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