Service Care Solutions Ltd
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SEND Tribunal Officer


SEND Tribunal, Disagreement Resolution, Complaints and Workforce Development Officer
About the Role

This company is seeking a highly organised and motivated SEND Tribunal, Disagreement Resolution, Complaints and Workforce Development Officer to join their team.

As the SEND Tribunal, Disagreement Resolution, Complaints and Workforce Development Officer, you will be responsible for leading tribunal and formal disagreements, including preparing cases for tribunal and liaising with Legal Services, SEND services, and multi-agency practitioners.

You will represent the Local Authority in a legal environment, present Local Authority cases at SENDT, and defend the appropriateness of the proposed service provision.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for tribunal and formal disagreements, including preparing cases for tribunal

  • Present Local Authority cases at SENDT and defend the appropriateness of the proposed service provision

  • Ensure mediation and problem resolution is an active feature at an early stage in caseworkers' engagement with families to reduce tribunal numbers

  • Provide advice on and attend resolution meetings with parents and other practitioners in an attempt to settle disputed issues without the need for formal legal redress wherever possible

  • Lead on the workforce development strategy by working with team managers to identify, manage and resolve any practice concerns

  • Respond to all concerns raised via the SENDT process, and through formal, and informal, mediation and disagreement resolution meetings

  • Act as a main point of contact for parents, carers or young people who lodge an appeal with SEND Tribunal or make a request for mediation/disagreement resolution as part of that process, as well as wider stakeholders such as schools, witnesses and legal representatives


Requirements

  • Experience in tribunal and formal disagreements

  • Experience in liaising with Legal Services, SEND services, and multi-agency practitioners

  • Experience in representing an organisation in a legal environment

  • Good knowledge of SEND legislation and guidance


How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding role as a SEND Tribunal, Disagreement Resolution, Complaints and Workforce Development Officer, please apply with your CV.