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About the job

Salary: £39,880 - £42,821 a year, plus £3,203 car benefit
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent 

Do you have excellent communication skills and sound knowledge of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) legislation and guidance? If yes, we want to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a focused and motivated individual to work within our SEN assessment team, where you will support and construct relationships with schools, other agencies and parents, ensuring legislative and policy requirements are met and procedures administered in line with the Government’s Code of Practice and the Council’s Performance Indicators.

If its responsibility you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place, as you will manage integrated Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments.

About you

This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have the ability to build and nurture good working relationships with colleagues and across a wide range of outside agencies. You must also have the ability to resolve conflict and find creative, interagency solutions, which meet children's needs.

So, if you have knowledge of the SEN legislation and guidance, the autonomy to manage your own workload, a flexible and innovative approach to work, then we look forward to receiving your application.


We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.