Volunteer for IPSEA
We will be looking for more volunteers to work on our Advice Line, Tribunal Support Service and Tribunal Helpline. Our next recruitment programme will commence in August 2018, when the application period will be open.
We are particularly looking for volunteers from the north, midlands, south west and the south.
- There is a robust recruitment process followed by an 11 module online training programme, a written exercise and 2 days of training in November.
- Demand for our volunteer roles is great, so please fill in your application as fully as possible, taking special note of the job description for guidance.
- 2 references will be requested. Please chose referees that you know will respond promptly, as if you are successful, you cannot start until the references have been received.
- Please watch our website for the release date of our recruitment period and send your application during that period. We will no accept any applications before this time.
We are looking for individuals who the following:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- IT literate
- Ability to undertake comprehensive SEND legal framework training and put into practice
- Ability to commit to a minimum of 2 years and on average, 4 hours each week (please see our volunteer agreement for terms and conditions).
- Previous experience/knowledge of SEND
- Previous case work experience
More details will be in the application pack.
Please note, training is intensive and costly. Please ensure you read our volunteer agreement in order to ensure you are fully aware of our terms and conditions.
Volunteering at IPSEA is a hugely rewarding experience due to the number of families we are able to support. As our work is centred around the SEND legal framework, our recruitment process and training has to be very robust. Please do not let this put you off!
One in five school pupils has SEND and thousands of these pupils are struggling to fulfil their educational potential. We are the only charity providing this service across all SEND issues in England, working to empower parents to challenge their local authorities.
Becoming an IPSEA volunteer means being there when a family or young person needs you most. Just four hours each week can help hundreds of families and young people.
Ways you can help IPSEA
We have the following roles:
In 2016 our volunteers have helped more than 4,600 families on the Advice Line and Tribunal Helpline and offered case work support to more than 350 families