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Senior Admissions Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 10467
  • Published: Mon 15/11/2021, 20:10 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,099 - £30,719 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Admissions Officer

Team: School Admissions

Job Family: CBG9 - Providing (M)

Salary: £28,099 - £30,719 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date: 15th December 2021

Interviews: 17th December 2021


More about the role:

Here in the School Admissions team, we provide a professional and helpful service for parents applying for their child’s school place. Focused on delivering results in a timely way, we process approximately 12,000 applications for school places in and surrounding Central Bedfordshire. Join our friendly and supportive team, and you’ll have the chance to find your greatness as you play a senior role in the admissions process.


Conscientious and committed with a can-do attitude, you will be responsible for coordinating the annual admission allocations for Transferring to Secondary and Upper School applications. This will include preparing and presenting cases at school admission appeal hearings in compliance with the School Admissions Code and School Admissions Appeals Code. You’ll also work with the Admissions Manager in the annual admission arrangements process and liaising with schools and academies to support this. Your role will see you managing and developing two Admissions Officers and one Admissions Assistant.


Known for your enthusiasm and attention to detail, you will have local government experience, in particular experience of working in a school admissions team. An excellent communicator, able to make an impact face to face and through your report writing, you will be skilled in preparing and presenting information. You’ll also be strong on both managing and supervising staff and planning and implementing processes and procedures on a cyclical basis taking in to account deadlines and resources. Your ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative will make you stand out from the crowd.


Join us, and you will have opportunities for flexitime working together with full job-specific training plus access to the Council’s internal training courses. You’ll find your own greatness as you ensure the school admissions process runs smoothly for Transferring to Secondary and Upper School admissions.


At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.