Digitial Support Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£36,876- £40,760 per annum
05 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
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SEND Digital Support Officer

Salary:  £36,876- £40,760 per annum

 37 Hours per week – 12 Months temporary

Staffordshire’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Vulnerable learners service is looking for a creative and innovative SEND Digital Lead Officer who will contribute to the strategic development and lead on the operational delivery and maintenance of a range of digital platforms across the SEND Services. This includes the EHC Hub, Local Offer and a locally developed graduated response digital toolkit

The post is initially for 12 months on a full-time basis.

Substantial Experience of using web-based systems and digital platforms is essential alongside a sound understanding of the SEN system and SEN Code of Practice.  This is an exciting opportunity for a technologically minded SEND professional wanting to develop their creativity and leadership skills.  The post holder will need work co-operatively with a wide range of stakeholders to develop and promote the platforms and provide training and support to service users and colleagues from a wide range of agencies.

The role will be based in the SEND Assessment team in Stafford although may require travel throughout the County.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, communities and employees.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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

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Closing Date:  23rd October 2020 Interview Date: 10th November 2020


**Previous candidates need not reapply**



For more information about the role please contact:

Karen Levell  karen.levell@stafordshire.gov.uk

Head of SEND Assessment and Planning Service (tel: 07814 772067)

Julie Day julie.day@staffordshire.gov.uk

Head of Vulnerable Learners  (tel: 01785 895372)

Carolyn Knight carolyn.knight@staffordshire.gov.uk

SEND Commissioning Manager (tel: 07989 386540)


Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.  

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

An excellent local government pension scheme   Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services) Eye care vouchers Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme Bus and rail travel discounts   

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