Placements Review Officer

  • Job Reference: PLACENKG
  • Date Posted: 18 May 2020
  • Recruiter: London
  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: day
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

VENNGROUP Specialists in professional temporary recruitment

Placement Review Officer - SEN

Location: London

Length: 3 months initially

Status: Inside IR35

A London Borough is looking for an experienced and capable placements officer to support them through their high needs recovery programme.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the council as they go through their high needs recovery programme
  • Undertake analysis of the students with EHC plans in costly placements and oversee a process to identify and reduce placement costs
  • Represent the LA at annual reviews and other EHC needs assessment meetings
  • Take responsibility for ensuring identified children/young people are placed appropriately and thus ensuring the LA meets legal requirements regarding the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Work collaboratively with schools, service uses, parents and other key partner agencies
  • Work efficiently and at pace during a period of high pressure
  • Ability to analyse, edit and update EHC plans


  • Previously worked for a local authority within SEN/placements at this level
  • Develop and maintain high quality relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong report writing ability
  • Working knowledge of SEN Code of Practice and Children and Families Act
  • Valid Enhanced DBS or on update service

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Nicola Gradon on

  020 7557 7667 and email your CV

*Venn Group’s “Recommendation Scheme”: if you recommend a candidate who is subsequently placed by Venn Group (for a minimum of 2 weeks) you will be eligible for vouchers from a choice of high street organisations.