SEND Development Officer

Rutland County Council
£22,571 - £24,920 pro rata
Rutland - Oakham
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Part Time
18.5 hours per week. Flexible and agile working.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/05/2022 at 23:59

We are looking for an experienced Administrator to support our SEND team! We want a SEND Development Officer, who is a self-starter with a keen eye for detail, is approachable, has a commonsense approach to work and enjoys supporting colleagues in a busy team. If you have experience of working in a children’s setting this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for….. 

About you…

  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • Experienced in using electronic filing and case note systems
  • Strong administration skills, with a good eye for detail
  • Experienced in taking minutes and recording decisions
  • Able to manage own workload with conflicting and time critical deadlines

About the role…
Our work with young people has increased and we are looking for a SEND Development Officer who can support the team, enabling us to meet our statutory deadlines. Duties also include:

  • To provide operational support for all annual reviews, coordinating all documentation from schools and colleges and making provisional amendments to Education, Health & Care Plans.
  • Assisting the SEND Case Officers to produce amended EHCPs in line with statutory guidelines.
  • To co-ordinate the processes for administering Education, Health and Care Plans, ensuring the service meets statutory standards and timescales
  • To lead, develop and manage processes for capturing and effectively reporting the views of parents/carers, children and young people about SEND services, acting as a champion for quality customer first approaches.
  • To lead on the support for SEND Panels, including providing administrative support for the Panel Chair, setting agendas, collation and distributions of papers, minute taking and maintaining accurate records on Liquid Logic for all Panel decision and discussion items.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to a standard check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us. 

SEND Development Officer interviews will be held on 27 May 2022.  Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments. 

Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.

Find out more: 

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Helen Chester, Service Manager SEND & Inclusion on 01572 758124  or at or John Stafford, Team Manager SEND at  

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

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.

How to apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. 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.


Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.


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

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed