This is an exciting opportunity to work in Children’s Services in the School Admissions Department in a lead role.
The Admissions team deals with applications and offers for parents applying for school places. The team experiences high peaks in work levels and applicants must be able to effectively plan, manage and implement the in-year admissions process.
In this role you will need to be friendly, adaptable and customer-focused, so that the service meets both legislative and customer requirements. Whilst previous experience of working in this service is not essential it is desirable.
The post will be taking a lead role in the allocation of in-year school places and monitoring of in-year applications up until confirmed admission to school. You will be contacting parents, schools and agencies to clarify and seek further information by phone email and letter. There is a demanding schedule to adhere to and will require the ability to prioritise workloads under pressure. Accuracy and reliability are essential.
We are looking for someone who can develop good working relationships with colleagues in schools and other agencies, and who can communicate effectively by phone and in writing with parents and their representatives, who will often be challenging and have expectations which cannot be met.
You will have:
- Experience of supporting pupil access to schools in a school or Local Authority
- Experience of using software packages to track, report and analyse pupil data
- Experience of maintaining a database
- Experience of using and creating spread sheets such as MS Excel or similar
- Experience of using word processing packages, MS Word or similar.
This role is deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.
This role is subject to Ealing Council's enhanced vetting process.
Closing date: 15 March 2021