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SEND and Inclusion Support Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£30,451 - £32,910 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
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Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Location: County Hall, Northallerton. We very much promote flexible working with the ability to work remotely from a variety of bases as well as from home, whatever makes sense and is suitable to provide the best service.

Our Team

The SEND Provision and Resources Team is part of Inclusion within CYPS. Its main functions are to ensure the county council keeps its Special Educational Needs provision under review, develop the best provision possible for children and families, maintain oversight of High Needs commissioning and ensure the county councils Strategic Plan for SEND Education Provision is implemented.

In addition the service area also includes the Specialist Careers Advice Service, has lead responsibility for Preparation for Adulthood and SEND Transport.

The Role

We are looking to expand our team to assist with some exciting developments across the county in developing SEND provision. The ideal candidate will have a drive and determination to support local leaders and stakeholders to help shape and deliver positive change for children and young people with SEND.  The role will involve working with leaders and managers across multiple projects linked to our strategic plan. The post holder will have a key role in supporting the delivery of local area action plans developed through our locality partnership boards This will require a broad knowledge of SEND, and associated legislation, as well as the ability to work to agreed timelines, be organised and able to use initiative to ensure action plans remain on track. Specific aspects of the role will include:

  • Assisting the delivery of the Strategic Plan through organising and delivering public engagement and consultation events
  • Provide additional capacity through undertaking data analysis and research
  • Identify and communicate areas for improvement where actions are not being delivered to agreed timescales
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders who may have differing needs and expectations
  • Assist in the development and review of annual action plans for each locality across North Yorkshire

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work effectively on multiple provision developments and demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and purposefully to meet the demands of the role. You will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for children and families whilst understanding the various challenges faced with regards to the development of SEND provision. You will be a good communicator and be able to demonstrate your ability to support change management processes effectively.

To help you achieve this you will be fully supported by a team with a wealth of knowledge and a clear vision for the future of SEND provision in North Yorkshire. You will have access to high quality CPD through our Training and Learning team to further develop your knowledge and skills as well as flexible working arrangements and regular supervision and appraisal of your work.
If you would like further information on the role before applying please contact Chris Reynolds, Head of SEND Strategic Planning and Resources via email

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 8th August 2021
Shortlisting date: Monday 9th August 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 17th August 2021

Key Documents


Total Rewards

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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0845 872 7374
County Hall
North Yorkshire
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