Senior Admissions and Fair Access Officer- Woking

Surrey County Council
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£28,591 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ.

Flexible working supported where possible. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the Role

The Admissions and Transport team is responsible for ensuring that the Council discharges its statutory responsibilities with regard to School Admissions and Home to School Transport.

In this new and varied role, you will take responsibility for tracking school applications up to the date that children start school. This will involve managing the process for recording starters/leavers and identifying any children who may be missing education. You will also assist with the fair access, admission appeals, complaints and freedom of information processes. It will be necessary for you to possess good communication skills as you will be advising a variety of stakeholders on the team’s policies and procedures.

You will also be involved in progressing casework and making decisions which will affect the lives of Surrey residents. Good organisational skills and the ability to assess risk are therefore essential. In addition to this, you should be an experienced leader with a good understanding of the legislation governing admissions, appeals and home to school transport. Capable of interpreting customer needs and managing their expectations, you will effortlessly handle difficult or sensitive situations.

You should also possess good IT, presentation and problem solving skills, combining these with an ability to manage your own and others' workloads.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st May 2017.

Interviews will take place on 6th and 7th June 2017.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey 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 to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.