Tribunal Appeals Officer – SEND – Wiltshire
Liquid Personnel is currently recruiting for a Tribunal Appeals Officer to join our client’s team which is based in Wiltshire.
What’s in it for you as a Tribunal Appeals Officer?
- Flexible working available
- Long term contract
- Supportive team and management
- Progression opportunities
Your duties as a Tribunals Appeals Officer:
- Chairing of case discussion meetings. These are arranged to consider new appeals received into Wiltshire Council with a separate meeting to review the progress of existing appeal cases. The chairing will require preparation and advance reading of new appeal paperwork as well as oversight of cases which are currently in process.
- Being the key point of contact with the Wiltshire Council legal service and legal counsel that is commissioned from outside of Wiltshire Council; seeking advice from these colleagues as and when required and providing information required by these colleagues for appeals
- Representing Wiltshire Council at appeal hearings. This will require liaison with LA witnesses and support made available to them in advance of the hearing, ensuring that they are suitably briefed. Where there is legal representation or advocacy engaged on behalf of the appellants the postholder will need to be the point of contact for any communications leading up to the hearing date.
- Collection, maintenance and analysis of a range of complex data and information. For example, organising Council data in respect of mediation and SEN and disability tribunals. This will involve finding and interpreting information from a number of different sources.
- Management of the administration and organisation associated with mediation and the SEND appeal process including the processing of paperwork associated with an appeal, including production of the tribunal bundle of documents prior to hearing, submitting statements to the tribunal.
Essential requirements for the role:
- Extensive knowledge of current & developing national policy in relation to children’s services e.g., Children & Families Act, Part 3 (2014), Working Together 2013.
- Degree level qualification or substantial equivalent experience demonstrating good working knowledge of IT systems/procedures
- A practical understanding of the tribunal process, including collection, processing, provision and analysis of information.
As a Tribunal Appeals Officer, you will be arranging and organising the case discussion meetings for each appeal received into the Local Authority. This will require prioritization of meetings according to the timescales associated with the appeal
Why Liquid Personnel?
- New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly.
- Twice weekly payroll
- Free DBS and compliance service
- Access to exclusive roles that aren’t available from other agencies.
- Your own dedicated consultant with extensive SEND knowledge
- Access to a wide selection of SEND positions across the UK.
“Refer a Friend” bonus – get £250 for each worker you refer who we successfully place*
“Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *