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We're Hiring a SEND Adviser - Join Our Team!

January 1, 2022

Can you advise and inspire families of children with disabilities to access an education?  

Skylarks Charity is seeking a SEND Education Adviser who will be part of a dedicated team supporting children with additional needs and their families.

Reporting into the SEND Advice Service Manager, you will provide high-quality information, advice and support to the parents or carers of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 years in line with the SEN Code of Practice and associated legal framework. Most of our queries are in relation to Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) and about the legal duties of Local Authorities regarding education for children and young people with SEND. 

The role is 30 hours per work in office hours Monday to Friday. Candidates can be flexible in the delivery of their hours (within Core Working Hours) according to the needs of the SEND Advice Service. 

This role can be all home-based provided via Zoom/phone appointments with families seeking our help, or it can be a mix of home working with once weekly visits to our centre in Twickenham to provide face to face appointments (we already have staff who can cover this aspect of the role). 

The role offers significant room for development and expansion as we continue to grow Skylarks SEND Advice Service.

If you have a good working knowledge of SEN Legislation, have completed some IPSEA SEN Law training or have relevant experience providing support and advice to people seeking help in relation to EHCPs, SEND education and associated matters, then we would love to hear from you.


About Skylarks Charity

Skylarks provides a supportive and active community. We care for the whole family, providing opportunities to join in, develop and feel empowered. We want to remove the isolation that can be felt by families and their children who have a disability or additional needs. We are based in Richmond upon Thames but have an open-door policy. Anyone, from anywhere, is welcome! 

It’s an exciting time to join our team as we look to spread our wings, expanding to deliver to more families across the surrounding boroughs.

Our working culture

We believe that diversity of people, ideas and cultures enriches both our insights into the work we do and our relationship with each other. Being an inclusive organisation matters a lot to us. We expect you to live our organisational values.

Career opportunities

The post offers significant opportunities for the development and growth as the charity continues to expand our reach and grow our SEND Advice Service for children and families. Skylarks is invested in supporting the SEND Adviser to grow in their development and capacity, providing opportunities to work and train with high profile advocates such as Fiona Slomovic of Advocy and Mediation Consultants.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit to Third Sector Recruitment
  • A comprehensive CV 
  • A supporting statement setting out why you are for applying for this role and how you meet the criteria set out in the attached Person Specification 
To discuss the role further please contact Michaela Eggleston via (Please note the SEND Advice Service is closed 1/3/22-4/3/22)

Closing Date: 12th March 2022