South Gloucestershire Area Practitioner

SEND and You (SAY)
From £24,948 to £26,845 per annum, pro rata.
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 7 May, 2024 - 12:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
21 hours a week, worked over three or four days. Some flexibility may be needed during the evenings or weekends to attend events or to attend team meetings or training.
Contract Details: 
Part-time, Permanent Contract
Details of Role: 

SEND and You are recruiting for an Area Practitioner for the South Gloucestershire area to join our team. If you have knowledge, interest in or experience of Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) and can work effectively with children, young people and families, as well as other professionals - we’d like to hear from you!

This role involves face-to-face meetings, running drop-in and small group information sessions, and targeted outreach activities within identified communities as well as responding to enquiries to our Information, Advice & Support (IAS) line. We are looking for an excellent team player with resilience and a strong focus on improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to deal confidently and professionally with a wide range of people. You will strive for excellent standards of customer service, showing empathy and understanding and offering timely information and signposting.

We will provide you with fully accredited training to carry out this role. The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Equality and Diversity: We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at SEND and You. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support.

Salary: BAND 3 – (12-16) SAY Payscale 2024-2025, from £24,948 to £26,845 per annum, pro rata.

Point 12 to start while gaining IPSEA Level 3 legal training, then Point 13-16 £25,409 to £26,845 per annum, pro rata.

Hours: 21 hours a week, worked over three or four days, during opening times. Some flexibility may be needed during the evenings or weekends to attend events or to attend team meetings or training.

Location: Royal Oak House, Royal Oak Avenue, Bristol BS1 4GB. Attendance at community events within the South Gloucestershire Local Authority area is required. There is some flexibility for home and office working.


  • 6.4 weeks annual leave (inc bank holidays) pro-rata
  • Enhanced leave after 5 years' service
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace Pension scheme
  • Sickness payment scheme
How to Apply: 

Please read the attached Job Description/Person Specification and complete the attached Application Form.

Please send your completed application - Please note that we do not accept C.V.s. For more information about what we do, please see our website

Closing Date: Tuesday 7th May 2024 - Midday

Interview Date: Wednesday 15th May 2024

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Contact Person: 
Head of Service - Flo Weston
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 9897724
Postal Address: 
SEND and You (SAY) Third Floor Royal Oak House Royal Oak Avenue Bristol BS1 4GB