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EHC Team Resolution and Family Liaison Team Leader

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

North Northamptonshire Council has an excellent opportunity in Children’s Services for an experienced EHC Team Resolution and Family Liaison Team Leader. 

The successful candidate will manage a team in the North Northants EHC Team, overseeing and monitoring Resolution and Family Liaison. You will have responsibility for the delivery, management and performance of the specific service ensuring all statutory and performance requirements are met. The successful candidate will also support the EHC Service Manager in delivering the overall strategy for the EHC Team ensuring high quality provision and ambitious outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in North Northamptonshire.

The position will be working across the locality of North Northamptonshire and therefore the ability to drive is essential.

For informal enquiries please contact Sam Barrett on 07824 839513 or by email

The closing date for applications is 8 April 2024, shortlisting will take place week commencing 15 April 2024 and interviews will be held on 23 April 2024.

Please be advised that this position will be subject to a criminal record check.

What will you be doing?

Ensuring effective and efficient response for customer feedback and complaints, requests for mediation, preparation and co-ordination of tribunal submissions, freedom of information requests, links with stakeholders including engagement activity with the Parent Carer Forum and for responding to Councillor and MP enquiries.

Championing the education of children and young people with special educational needs, actively supporting them in reaching their educational potential and aspirations.

Supporting the strategic development of the North Northants EHC Team, especially in regard to phase developments, e.g. EY, primary, secondary and post-16 services.

Take a lead in supporting and challenging schools and other providers to improve educational attainment, progress, attendance and social, emotional and mental health of children and young people with special educational needs.

Working collaboratively to contribute to the development of high-quality provision and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs through challenge, advice and support to schools, settings and wider professionals and agencies.

Line managing designated EHC Team staff.

Taking a lead on the implementation and delivery of training and development programmes for a range of key professionals, especially in regard to special educational needs.

Providing feedback to the Local Authority as required.

Taking a lead role within the team, to be determined by the EHC Service Manager.

About you

You will have:

  • a qualification at graduate/post graduate level such as a teaching qualification/social care qualification/health qualification followed by extensive post-qualification experience.
  • an ability to provide effective leadership to a team of professionals.
  • experience of co-ordinating and implementing a range of policy developments and initiatives at a senior level.
  • a thorough up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory duties and Local Authority Special Educational Needs Procedures.
  • excellent presentation skills
  • effective Budget and Financial planning skills.


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Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

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