Are you looking for a secondment opportunity or a 12 month fixed term contract in which you can use your current skill set of having worked with Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) whilst gaining experience within a role that is vital to the needs of CYP in our County?


If so there are five positions within Somerset County Council SEND Casework Team for Assessment & Review Officers and we would love to hear what you would be able to offer to this role!

Title – Assessment & Review Officers x 5

Location – County Hall Taunton

Contract – Full Time (37 hours a week), Fixed Term until 31/03/2020

Salary – Grade 12, £21,074 - £23,886

The SEND Casework Team has recently undergone a restructure designed to create the most effective team possible. This team (part of the newly formed Inclusion Service within SCC) oversee a range of statutory support to meet the needs of CYP in education aged between 0-25 years. Consistently aiming to make a positive difference to the lives of CYP with SEND and their families. Provision of this support is based upon the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 viewed alongside the School Funding Reforms of 2013.

5 x Review and Assessment Officer posts are being advertised as a secondment opportunity or 12 month fixed term contract, to provide capacity to the team whilst all those CYP with SEND are transitioned across to an Education and Health Care Plan. The post holders will be responsible for ensuring CYP with SEND receive an Education Health and Care Assessment and Review within a timely manner which meets their needs. 

Excellent communication skills are essential as the role will liaise with CYP, parents and a range of professional stakeholders. A knowledge of SEND and excellent organisational skills are essential attributes of potential candidates, along with a positive mindset to embrace a challenging role.  

Somerset County Council offers various benefits to staff members including (but not limited to) flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities and a benefits package with My Staff Shop discounts.

If you feel that you can bring the necessary skills and knowledge to this team please do apply online at

Interviews are planned for 29th March 2019.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Lisa Savage, Interim SEND Consultant via email

Successful recruitment to this role will be subject to pre-employment checks.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Posted by Julie on February 25th 2019

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