VACANCY – Children’s Advocate – October 2014 -CLOSED

SENAC supports over 600 children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and their families each year. SENAC provides independent advice, information and advocacy relating to the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland. SENAC is committed to promoting and safeguarding the rights of all children to equality of opportunity in their education.

We wish to appoint a Children’s Advocate

2 year fixed term post (24 hrs per week 4 x 6hr days)

Salary: £27,849 pro rata. This post is funded by BBC Children in Need

The Children’s Advocate will:

· Provide an advice and advocacy service for families of children with special educational needs and disability on the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland

· Advocate for children and young people with special educational needs and disability in relation to special educational needs provision

Essential criteria for all applicants include:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of providing legal advice or representation in an employed capacity
  • Experience of managing a caseload
  • Hold a professional qualification as a solicitor eligible to practise in Northern Ireland or hold a law degree as recognised by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at QUB and/or the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education of the University of Ulster (Details are available in the recruitment pack)

This post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure check from Access NI

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how they will effectively meet the travel requirements of the post.

For the full list of all criteria please download the recruitment pack from http://www.communityni.org/job/childrens-advocate 

Closing date for return of signed, completed application forms is Monday 20th October 2014 by 5.00pm

SENAC, Graham House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast. BT8 8BH

Tel: 028 9070 5654

Advice line 028 9079 5779

For advice about your child’s education please contact our Adviceline to speak to one of our advisers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Adviceline will continue to operate its usual hours from 10am to 1pm Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

For the foreseeable future, all calls to SENAC will go through this number so for all other enquiries please also ring us on 028 9079 5779 Monday to Friday from 10am -1pm

Contact us

Graham House,
Knockbracken Healthcare Park,
Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH.

Office Enquiries: 028 9070 5654
Email: info@senac.co.uk

Limited Company No. NI48698
Charity No. NIC101355

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