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SEN Casework Officer Ref: 50051540

Thompson House, Sandy Lane, Newport.

Grade 9, £27,741.00 to £30,649.00 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50051540

Closing Date: 07/05/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

An SEN Casework Officer facilitates, co-ordinates and manages the statutory processes for children and young people (aged 0-25) who may require an Education, Health and Care plan. They also work closely with partner agencies and education settings to ensure children and young people are able to achieve their best possible education and other outcomes. As part of the wider SEN Service you will be working in a Person-Centred way alongside colleagues in speech and language therapy, specialist teaching and Early Years SEN. The role would suit someone with experience and/or knowledge of education and special educational needs who is able to address challenges creatively and collaboratively.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to support children and young people with additional needs to thrive.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Anita Pitman, on 01983 821000 ext 8441.

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This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.


The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.


Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.



In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Closing Date: 07 April 2021