Isle of Wight Council

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SEN Casework Officer x2 (Ref: 2024_811)

County Hall, Newport Isle of Wight / Agile Working

Grade 9, £32,077 to £35,035 per annum

Contact: Dean Thistlewood on

Vacancy Reference: 2024_811

Closing Date: 30/04/2024

Recruitment – Job Summary

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week


The Local Authority is investing in Special Educational Needs across the Island and is increasing the capacity within the Assessment & Review Team. 


As a result, we are looking for:

2 – SEN Casework Officers

The role is to support the service to fulfil the local authority’s statutory obligation to assess, meet and review the needs of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN), through engagement with families and support professionals across the Isle of Wight.

You will have excellent people skills as you will need to work closely with a range of professionals, families, and colleagues. You will need to have excellent organisational skills as this is a fast moving, complex and ever-growing service.

You will need to be able to interrogate complex reports and use data to plan and prioritise the work of your team. You will need to understand and work within the SEN Regulations and the SEN Code of Practice. 

This role requires a level of DBS check.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Dean Thistlewood on

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through the Isle of Wight Council Children’s Services directorate.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 30 April 2024