Caseworker - School Admissions

We are looking to recruit a School Admissions Caseworker to join our School Admissions Team who supports parents seeking places at preferred schools for their children, whether in the normal year of entry or at other times.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Schools - Support
Service Area
School Admissions
Job Location(s)
Lincoln
Grade
G5: 20,903 - 23,541
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Interviews
24/11/2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Hours per week
37
Closing Date
08/11/2020
Job Reference
11362
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The School Admissions Team coordinates admissions to the normal year of entry in schools and at other times, working with around 24,000 families every year.

We are looking for someone who will provide, on a day to day basis, a high quality service in the management of all school admissions throughout the County, both for the normal year of entry and midyear. The successful candidate will deliver a high quality independent school admission appeals service both where the Council is the admission authority for the school under appeal and where own admission authority schools commission this.

We are looking for someone who is educated to A Level or the equivalent and has preferably at least 2 years' experience of working in a local authority or school or equivalent setting.

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual who has a basic knowledge of education law and statutory codes of practice with respect to admissions and related issues, practices and procedures and relevant statutory and County Council policies. Proven experience with working in a school or a local authority team is essential.

Basic skills in the assembling of data and the use of spreadsheets to display it will be required.

If you feel that you fit the criteria then we would love to hear from you.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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