Senior Practitioner SEND

Oakham, Rutland
£36,922 - £39,880
15 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Practitioner SEND

Contract: Permanent

Hours: full time (37 hours per week, agile/flexible working)

Salary: £36,922 - £39,880

Location: Oakham, Rutland

Closing date: 24 February 2021  Interview date: 09 March 2021

We have an exciting and challenging job opportunity! We are looking for an experienced Senior SEND Practitioner/Manager to work in our SEND and Inclusion services to support children and young people lead healthy, independent and safe lives.

About you….

  • Qualified to Level 6 Teacher/Social Worker with SEND training
  • Experience of working with disabled children
  • Knowledgeable in childcare legislation related to SEN; disability and safeguarding practice
  • Experience of  managing a  team of SEND practitioners
  • Willing to work from home or on site as required

About the role….

  • Represents the local authority in mediation and tribunal processes
  • Leads and manages a team of experienced case officers and operations support staff
  • Provides advice and guidance on provision planning and decisions using acquired SEND knowledge
  • Provides strategic support to improve the quality of Education Health and Care Plans outcomes: develops joint commissioning between the local authority and key partners and to build confidence in inclusion in our mainstream schools

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS will be paid by us.

What we offer in return… A safe working environment following government guidelines on social distancing. Work that makes a difference to people’s lives, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

What to do now… Please visit  for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Helen Chester, Service Manager on email:

Please follow the links to apply online. If you experience difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on email: or call 01572 758343 for further information and assistance.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.