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Tribunal/ Mediation Officer PO3

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£37,722 - £40,869
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/02/2021 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Hours of work: 36 hours per week.

Working pattern: Full-time, (2 years contract)


For an informal discussion, please contact Eva Gunkova – Assistant Director on 07583059782 (you may need to leave a message to be called back)

We are looking for an officer to represent the Local Authority at First Tier SENDIST (Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal) tribunal hearings and to facilitate ongoing work in reducing the number of appeals to SENDIST and to lead on the resolution of appeals as they arise. This post is within the SEND Service and Families Directorate.

You will have knowledge and understanding of current SEND Legislation and Reform, statutory procedures and processes governing the provision of services for children with special educational needs. London Borough of Waltham Forest Council is committed to working effectively with parents to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) in their local community and this is an exciting opportunity to join us in championing change for children and young people.


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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