The School Admissions and School Organisation Team are looking to recruit a well organised and confident manager to lead on many of the Council’s statutory duties in relation to school admissions. We are looking to employ someone on a full-time basis, who can effectively line manage and motivate a busy team of five School Admissions Assistants and one Support Assistant in these areas of work. The role involves day-to-day responsibility for many statutory functions including managing three annual admissions rounds as projects, ensuring the availability of school places due to ‘fair access’, and the processing and allocation of ‘in-year’ school places to children in need of a school place, often following a family relocating to the East Riding. The role also involves being the presenting officer on behalf of admission authorities at independent school admission appeals.
An understanding of school admissions and the education system would be desirable, but is not essential as guidance and training will be provided for the successful candidate. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and confidence that they can apply effectively, working with the public, leaders of schools and academies, other teams, peer LAs, and other council officers. The successful candidate will be responsible for public-facing communications and contributing to new and improved ways of working.
As a line manager of a small team, the role will involve managing effectively through others and identifying areas for improvement, as well as resolving complaints and undertaking some general team administration. The successful candidate will work to support the Strategic Manager and School Place Planning Officer as a leadership team for the service area, developing policy and practice and driving service improvement in a supportive and open working environment.
Whilst this role mainly involves work that is consistent across the school year, there are also times of the year when the team are extremely busy, so the candidate must be able to work effectively under pressure, be able to prioritise, and work to tight deadlines whilst ensuring a high level of consistency and understanding of fairness. If you feel you have the drive, ambition and meet the essential criteria (please see the job outline and employee specification) to take on this challenging role we would really like to hear from you.
Work base is at County Hall but also working remotely
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