Interim SEN Project Manager – Education

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Interim SEN Project Manager – Education
Tower Hamlets, London
Interim Position

Tower Hamlets RQ644551

Posted: 1st August 2022 15:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £269.94 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Tower Hamlets, London,

    E14 2BG

What's involved with this role:

Interim SEN Project Manager – Education

Reference no:  Tower Hamlets RQ644551

Enhanced DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role

The purpose of the role is to manage and lead the SEND EHCP Co-ordinator team in the processing of the statutory assessment procedures for children and young people with education, health and care needs under the terms of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014.

Take responsibility for liaising closely with parents, schools and other professionals in order to manage the complex process of carrying out EHC assessments of children and young people from birth to 25 years and to co- produce EHC Plans with families, keeping the child/young person at the centre of a person centred approach and having regard to the voice of the child/young person and the aspirations of the family at all times.

Key responsibilities:

  • To allocate tasks and work focus to members of the SEND Team according to Council and Team priorities
  • Ensure systems are adopted that take full account of their impact on children and young people, their families and their educational settings.
  • To act as lead senior SEND Officer for one of the following areas of the SEN Statutory process, as agreed with the Head of SEND.
  • Respond to relevant FOI requests, Subject Access Requests and complaints in compliance with council policy.
  • Ensure enhanced review and monitoring of Out of Authority placements.
  • Act as lead senior SEND Officer for one of the following areas of the SEN Statutory process, as agreed with the Head of SEND.
  • Act as lead senior SEND Officer for one of the following
    areas of the SEN Statutory process. keep in touch with the ongoing production of guidance from the DFE and established DFE partners (for example the Council for Disabled Children), updating team members and discussing with the Head of SEND any need for school /setting briefings.
  • To work closely with other Team Managers to monitor volumes, trends, timeliness, ensuring the delivery of a schedule of reports and ad hoc reports as needed relating to service delivery, quality assurance processes and statutory returns.
  • Ensure rigour in triggering annual reviews and monitoring their completion.
  • Develop and sustain a parent / young person-centred approach to casework management, improving the experience of young people of the LA’s role in the assessment and planning for their education.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of managing a range of administrative functions and systems in a multi- disciplinary environment.
  3. Work with members of the public in a customer service role.
  4. Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff in a complex and challenging environment.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Administrative/office procedure.
  2. An extensive knowledge of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the associated SEND Code of Practice’.
  3. An up-to-date understanding of proposed changes in developments in special needs.
  4. High level of verbal and written communication skills Budget monitoring and management.
  5. Impact of placement decisions on High Needs Funding.
  6. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim SEN Project Manager – Education
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