School Admissions and Appeals Team Manager
£43,860 - £46,839 pa
Overview of the role
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly experienced and dynamic individual to lead our secondary school admissions and appeals team. The role encompasses a wide range of statutory and non statutory duties, including presenting the authority's case at appeal hearings and working in close partnership with schools, to support families in accessing education for their children.
Expert knowledge of the regulations and being a strong communicator, who can develop positive relationships with diverse and large stakeholder group, is essential.
The role has a wide and diverse range of responsibilties, with the key elements being:
- All elements of normal admissions - secondary transition;
- Managing our borough wide co-ordinated in year process;
- Delivering a robust application of the Local Authority's Fair Access Protocol;
- Joint responibility for the Newham Late Arrivals Programme;
- Oversight of secondary school appeals for maintained schools and academies;
- Professionally represent the local authority and Pupil Services at school admission appeals, LIAAG and other internal and external meetings;
- Developing and maintaining our workflow and training documents directory;
- Work in partnership with the group manager and other Pupil Services team managers to develop annual prioirties, goals and improvement strategies;
- Delivering clear and robust communications for key stakeholders;
- Providing clear and positive responses to enquiries including those from MP's and the LGO;
- Building strong relationships with schools, senior officers within CYPS and key partners;
- Managing and developing your team;
Pupil Services are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has proven experience of working in a very pressurised school admissions and appeals service and has a strong focus on delivering first class customer service and outcomes for all children and young people. The successful candidate must have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all key stakeholders including families, senior leaders and colleagues from other local authorrities. You must be an excellent communicator with the ability to explain comlex information to a wide and diverse audience. In addition, personal resilience and passion are vital to this high profile role which underpins every child's start to formal education. We need an individual to join the service to continue to help build on, our continuing improvements and innovations to the services we provide.
Closing date: 23/07/2021 at 23:59
Interviews likely to be Thursday 29th or Friday 30th July 2021
If you would like an informal confidential telephone conversation about this role, please contact Tracy Jones, Group Manager Pupil Services on 020 3373 2713.
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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