SEND Assessment & Planning Team Leader

Civic Centre/ post graded as flexible with some working from home
£45,648 - £49,702
04 May 2022
20 May 2022
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Wolverhampton City Council’s SEND Assessment and Review Team (SENSTART) as a SEND Assessment & Planning Team leader with a focus on a specific area of the EHC needs assessment, annual review or Quality Assurance processes. SENSTART is a supportive team of experienced officers and casework assistants. We are committed to working closely with children, young people and their families to ensure a person-centred approach to all aspects of SEND assessment and review. 


The team consists of 1 service manager, 3 team leaders, 10 FTE SEND officers and 6 FTE SEND casework assistants.

SENSTART is part of Wolverhampton's Inclusion and Empowerment service, which includes the Inclusion team of specialist teachers, Virtual School and other professionals. We work closely with the Educational Psychology Service under joint leadership arrangements.  This is a forward-thinking service which places best outcomes for children and young people at the heart of all we do.

Key requirements

The new post holder will be either an experienced SEN Casework Officer or Senior SEND Officer working in the area of SEND within a local authority or educational setting context. They will have a strong understanding of relevant legislation, be able to work to statutory timescales, possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and have a willingness to work proactively with other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes within available time and financial resources. The role includes line management responsibility for SEND officers and SEN casework assistants.

Please see job description for further information about the role and personal specification for criteria requirements.

You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. 

To discuss the post further please contact:

Deborah Beasley (SENSTART Service Manager) 



City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

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Job Description & Personal Specification - SEND Assessment & Planning Team Leader.pdf

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