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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Building 5 Woolsthorpe Depot, Woolsthorpe Close, Nottingham, Notts, NG8 3JP 


Closing date:23 May 2022 at midnight 

The starting salary is £30,095 (Level One) rising to £31,895 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Service works closely with schools, parents and specialist services from education, health and social care. We are looking for a knowledgeable and resilient person to be responsible for supervising the administration of the additional funding processes for high needs learners aged 0-25. Funding processes include the Early Years Inclusion Fund and High Level Needs funding for schools and early years settings, and the High Needs funding for students in FE College and other Post-16 settings.
The post holder will monitor a range of SEN budgets and provide financial information to schools, settings and senior officers. The post holder will lead on ensuring that SEN Service records and data management processes are legally compliant, efficient and fit for purpose and will provide complex data analysis, forecasting and management information to inform strategic planning and commissioning of services.
The successful candidate will have a strong analytical approach, a high level of personal drive and commitment to excellent customer care, and the ability to set an example to colleagues.
• Skilled in the use of data management software and information management systems
• Ability to interpret and produce complex data analyses, forecasting and management information.
• Robust knowledge and experience of administrative practices and procedures including budget monitoring
• Supervisory experience
• Excellent standard of literacy, numeracy and communication skills
• Ability to interpret and apply complex legislation, and negotiate solutions within those boundaries to make decisions and solve problems
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries and to request a call please contact Neil Brettell (SEN Team Manager) on   
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check against the Children and Adults Barred List.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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