Ref. OS505

SEN Casework Officer

  • Location: Nottingham, England
  • Salary: £250 - £310.93 per day
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Olivia Seal

Seven Education has an opportunity available as a SEN Casework Officer in Nottingham.

This contract lasts between the dates of 22/01/2023 – 16/04/2023 with the hours being 09:00 – 17:00.

Job description

  • To provide an efficient, effective and responsive Special Educational Needs Service to parents, schools and children in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Children and Adults Department.
  • To carry out casework in relation to children with special educational needs in accordance with the LA’s statutory responsibility including statutory assessments and Education Health and Care Plans, (EHCP).


  • Manage casework and achieve effective outcomes for children and young people with the most significant complex special educational needs within a defined geographical area. Facilitate and lead a multi-agency approach according to the Children and Families Act 2014, with partner agencies.
  • Devise, implement and monitor cost effective individual alternative education programmes for those children and young people with the most complex needs.
  • Work in partnership with all agencies to ensure that children and young people with special educational needs are effectively safeguarded.
  • Chair the EHC Assessment decision making Panel which is a multi-agency group comprising senior officers from education, health and social care. The panel makes decisions on requests for statutory assessments.
  • Ensure that EHCPs and Note in Lieu’s are of a high quality and completed and issued within statutory timeframes defined within the Children and Families Act.
  • Represent the LA at Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals (SENDIST) and prepare and submit the LA’s Statement of Case.
  • Act as Lead Officer or support the Lead Officer in the development and implementation of strategic objectives to improve service delivery.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge relating to SEN legislation, policies and practice.
  • Contribute to the work of the SEN Team in respect of specific projects related to special educational needs provision and policy development.
  • Advise and negotiate with Head Teachers about their responsibilities for children with special educational needs, and to direct admissions to schools where necessary.


  • All staff are expected to maintain high standards of customer care in the context of the City council’s Core Values, to uphold the Equality and Diversity Policy and health and safety standards and to participate in training activities necessary to their post.
  • Good general level of education with a high standard of literacy skills (minimum of GCSE grade C / 4 or equivalent in English lit or Language).
  • Experience working with children or young people who have Special Educational Needs within an Education, health or Social Care environment.
  • Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. Current DBS.

Working with Seven Education:

Established in 2011, Seven Education is a leading provider of teachers to private and public schools across the UK. We provide both temporary and permanent solutions, working with teachers and lecturers covering KS1, all the way up to KS5 and beyond.

Seven Education is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified, and available teaching staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of teaching; including Lecturers, Head Teachers, Assistant Head Teachers, Secondary School, Primary School, Teaching Assistants, and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2022, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity, and attention to detail.