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SEND Office Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

An office manager is required for the statutory assessment and review team to organise, manage and lead a team of admin staff and to support the team manager in delivering a high-quality service to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Northumberland. The successful candidate will manage the induction, appraisals, training and development of the admin staff, implement, maintain and lead on the corporate CAPITA EMS system for SEND, prepare agendas and minute panel and other meetings, liaise and communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, schools and other professionals, and be responsible for completing complex data returns. Previous experience of supervising staff is essential, as is the ability to monitor budgets, process data and respond to enquiries both verbally and in writing. Excellent IT skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines are essential skills in this fast paced team. Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and statutory processes related to SEND is highly desirable.

The salary is starting at £21,236. This post is 0.8 of a full time post.  

For informal discussion please contact Dorothy Ricketts at Closing date for applications is midnight on 21 February 2024. 

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  

Further information
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    
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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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