Senior SEND Assessment & Review Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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

Job Details

The Royal Greenwich SEND Assessment and Review Service is a busy, vibrant and diverse service, committed to supporting children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, their families, schools and partners.  Like many other local authorities we are experiencing greater demand in all areas and the number of Education, Health and Care Plans we maintain has increased significantly.

We are excited that we are able to grow our service to meet this demand and ensure that we continue to strive to provide the best for Royal Greenwich children, young people and their families.

We have a number of key vacancies to fill. Are you:

  • Passionate about supporting and working with children, young people and their families
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and wanting a new challenge
  • An exceptional communicator
  • A committed team player who strives to do their best

If so look at our vacancies and apply today!

Senior Assessment & Review Officer – PO4 (£40,869 - £43,860)

We are looking individuals that are able to manage a team of Assessment & Review Officers, ensuring that our children, young people, families and partners are supported throughout the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment and the Annual Review processes.  You will have experience of working with children, young people and families, and a detailed knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.  You will be an excellent communicator with an eye for detail and the ability to understand the needs of our children, young people, families and partners within a pressurised environment.

Closing Date:  Sunday 6th February 2022 (23.59)

Task & Interview Date:  Tuesday 22nd February 2022

The following roles are also available – please click on the links for further information.

REC/22/00005, Team Leader SEND Assessment and Review Service (PO7)

REC/21/00007SEND Assessment & Review Officer (PO2) 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Zeina Wright;     020 8921 8029  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

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 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.

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.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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