The National Deaf Children's Society (London) - Appeals and Disputes Adviser

The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity for deaf children. We’re here for every deaf child who needs us – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

Do you have experience and expertise in the area of Education law and Special Educational Needs? Would you like to advise and support deaf children and young people to achieve better outcomes? 

We are looking for someone to join our Appeals and Disputes team who can hit the ground running and provide much needed support.

You will be supporting families and deaf young people to prepare appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) First-tier Tribunal. Good drafting and advocacy skills are essential as you will be expected to gather evidence and prepare written submissions on all cases and attend SEND Tribunal hearings from time to time. You will also be required to supervise legal volunteers carrying out similar casework.

This role requires regular travel to the other parts of the UK, as well as occasional work during unsocial hours.

Salary: £33,811 - £39,896 p/a

Hours:  Full-Time [35 hours per week] 

Closing: 23:59 on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Interwiews: Expected on Monday 16 September 2019 

To apply for this role you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. These documents can be found here. 

Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.

A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form. Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.