SEND Case Officer

SEND Case Officer

Contract: 12 months fixed term

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

Salary: Scale PO1 - Salary £32,910 - £35,745

Location: Oakham, Rutland

Closing date: Sunday 11 April @ 23:59            

Interview date: TBC

Do you have experience in Special Educational Needs? Do you enjoy the rewarding work of seeing children flourish despite their challenges?  We are looking for an enthusiastic Case Officer to support the work of our SEN Team…

Who you are…

  • Educated to Level 5 or equivalent professional qualification
  • Confident, experienced and knowledgeable, with a background of working with children and young people with SEND and undertaking assessments
  • Good knowledge of SEND regulations and Children’s Services.

About the role…

  • This is a varied role in a small team that works in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies
  • Has responsibility for supporting statutory assessments and reviews of Education, Health and Care Plans 
  • Manages queries/referrals coming into the team, undertakes assessments and creates robust child centred plans, to achieve positive outcomes.

You will be passionate about ensuring children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities receive the appropriate support resources and education they need to achieve their maximum potential for learning and independence.

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 is paid for by us.

What we offer in return… A safe working environment adhering to government guidelines for social distancing. Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, 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!

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

What to do now… To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Helen Chester, Interim Service Manager on 01572 758124 or email:

How to apply….Click on the apply button which will redirect you to the Jobs Go Public (JGP site) where we handle all of our vacancies.  If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process. 

Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at

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.