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

September 21, 2023

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 and growing team supporting children with additional needs and their families.

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. 

This role could be part-time or full-time. The role is for 20 - 37.5 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 is mainly home-based providing appointments with families seeking our help via Zoom/phone, with once-weekly visits to our centres in Twickenham or Hounslow to provide face-to-face appointments.

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

If you have a good working knowledge of SEN Legislation, have completed some IPSEA SEN Law training (levels 1-3) 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. You will need to demonstrate your knowledge of SEND law.


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 Advocacy and Mediation Consultants. The role also involves liaising and developing our good links with other education advice providers and SENDIASS services, both at local and national levels.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit

  • 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 Viv Sage at Better Talent, our HR Consultant, at