Locum Special Education Needs (SEN) Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 6961740/001
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £280 to £320 Per Day
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 4/5 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Locum Special Education Needs (SEN) Lawyer - £280 – 320/day – East Midlands


Venn Group’s specialist legal team are recruiting a Locum Special Education Needs (SEN) Lawyer to join a dynamic Local Authority in the East Midlands. This contract is offered for an initial period of 4 to 5 months but there is the possibility for this to be extended. This role will be worked remotely during lockdown but there will be an expectation to work in the office for some of the week once lockdown is lifted.


The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive possessing previous Education and specifically Special Education Needs (SEN) experience gained working within Local Government.


Duties may include:


  • Conducting SEN and SENDIST work

  • Providing legal advice and assistance to client local authorities in relation to parental appeals to the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

  • Drafting the local authority’s submissions

  • Instructing expert witnesses and counsel

  • Corresponding with both the Tribunal and appellant parents or their representatives

  • Providing ad hoc legal advice to client education officers


An attractive rate of between £280 – 320/day hour umbrella is offered dependant on experience and the client will consider both part-time and full-time applications.


For further information, please contact Philippa Turner or Sophie Powell  on 0121 616 0681 or alternatively send your CV to midlandslegal@venngroup.com.


Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.


At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.