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SARS - Senior Clerical Officer

Job Description

MONDAY - FRIDAY 0900-1700

WORK FROM HOME 1 Day per Week
36 hours per week

Brook Street (UK) Ltd are delighted to be working on behalf of one of the biggest Public Sector Organisation's located in Northern Ireland.

Our reputable client is seeking Senior Clerical Officer's to provide administration support within the Statutory Assessment and Review Service based in Armagh.

As a Senior Clerical Officer you will provide administrative, clerical and secretarial support to Senior Officers on all matters relating to the organisation and work of the department and the service it provides, on behalf of the EA for pupils with Special Educational Needs.


Statutory Assessment

  • Ensure the appropriate and timely issuing of all documentation in relation to Statutory Assessment and Annual Reviews;
  • Assist Administrative and SEN Link Officers with processes in relation to placement of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs including liaison with parents, schools, other EA departments regarding transport, classroom assistant provision, equipment etc;
  • Assist with the processing of the Annual Reviews, Transition Plans, Change of Placement and Cessation of Statements;
  • Arrange meetings for Officers to discuss statements with parents, schools and professionals;
  • Ensure accuracy of the computerised and manual records of all children with statements of special educational needs and those undergoing statutory assessment;
  • Prepare information on children who move into or out of the EA ensuring pupil records are forwarded to the appropriate education authority;
  • Check the receipt of advice's, reports, information from parents and professionals in relation to Statutory Assessment and Annual Reviews;

General Administration and Secretarial Support

  • Provide individual secretarial assistance for Officers within the Statutory Assessment & Review Service (SARS) which includes checking correspondence, screening and distribution of mail/telephone calls, making appointments, receiving visitors and maintaining officers' diaries;
  • Arrange appointments, preparation of materials for meetings and general correspondence for Senior Officers;
  • Attend meetings as required acting as Secretary, preparing minutes for circulation to all involved;
  • Maintain databases/spreadsheets;
  • Ensure the appropriate and timely issuing of all documentation in relation to the SARS;
  • Deal with telephone queries and engage in follow-up action, where appropriate;
  • Provide a confidential and discreet service when dealing with information of a personal and sensitive nature having regard to GDPR legislation;
  • Provide information and support to schools, parents, other professionals and EA Officers;
  • Preparation and compiling of documentation as required.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

As the successful applicant you must:

  • Hold Five GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent (including English Language or equivalent)
  • Hold at least 1 year`s suitable Clerical and/or administrative experience with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

You will benefit from:

  • Full training and induction
  • Work with a leading Public Sector Organisation that promotes diversity and inclusiveness
  • Contribute positively to Education Authority NI`s values and mission statement
  • The opportunity (however not guaranteed) to apply for internal roles
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Accrue holiday hours as you work
  • Brook Street (UK) Ltd back-office support and mentoring

Brook Street is a Disability Confident Leader, and we have also hold Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Our supply of Contingent Workers to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR) has driven us to take further steps in supporting candidates with disabilities or veterans. Through our Guaranteed Interview Scheme, we offer candidates with disabilities and veteran who meet the stipulated criteria for the role, a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.

Should you identify as a candidate with a disability or as a veteran, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.

Throughout the application process we will discuss any reasonable adjustments needed. Your comfort and accessibility are of utmost importance to us, and we are eager to ensure a seamless communication journey.

The rate of pay is £12.52 per hour

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV via the `Apply` link.

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