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SEND Mediation, Resolution and Tribunals Officer
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Salary: AFC SPN 43- 46 (£47,511 -- £50,448 per annum) 
Location: Kingston
Job Term: Permanent 
Directorate: Education Services 
Hours: 36 Hours

About the role :
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and driven individual to work within our Special Educational Needs Leadership Team. We’re looking for candidates who thrive on responsibility and solution focused thinking

As an SEND Mediation, Resolution and Tribunals Officer for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for: 
  • Working with the  SEN Team, Social Care and key partners such as Health Colleagues and education providers.
  • You will work closely with our SENDIASS team to hear feedback, understand local issues and to resolve concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • A keen focus by the senior leadership in SEN is to manage occasions where views differ and resolution is needed, part of your roll will be to engage in this process 
About Us:
Achieving for Children have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector. 

About You: 
To be an SEND Mediation, Resolution and Tribunals Officer you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • We’re also looking for candidates who are committed to key priorities to support children and young people with SEND in our local provision.
  • Promote independence and work in close partnership with our education providers supporting them in attendance at Tribunals.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities.Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Anna Chiva, Associate Director for SEND for further information for an informal discussion.

To find out about about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for children AfC website

Alternatively you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer' which we hold every last Thursdays or Friday of each month or you can attend our Open Days which we hold frequently.

For more information on these Recruitment Drop-Ins please click here and for more information on these Open Days please click here AfC

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children 
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead),we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits,including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, And discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to: 

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support 
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post 
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
You will find out more about our organisation at

How to apply

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. 

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month.
For more information on these Recruitment Drop-Ins please click here

All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

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Closing date: 10/10/2019
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