School Admissions, Education Transport and Free School Meals Officer

Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick,CV34 4UL
£18,672 - £20,541
12 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
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Are you looking for a career in local government?

If the answer is Yes, then we've got the perfect opportunity for you.

Come and join the Pupil and Student Service as one of our officers working in the School Admissions, Education Transport and Free School Meals teams. 

The Role

Joining our established service, you will be responsible for providing accurate, general administrative duties.

A main part of your role will be handling applications for school places, including a focus on exclusions and the Fair Access Protocol, as well as applications for school bus services and free school meals - all of which will involve working closely with parents, schools and other Council teams.

You’ll deal with daily queries over the telephone, but also in writing and face to face.

Much of the information you will process will be confidential and you’ll also gain a sound knowledge of the legal framework associated with both school admissions and school appeals. 

37.0 Hours per Week
This position will be fixed term for 12 months.

Key Requirements

We’re looking for people who can demonstrate excellent literacy, numeracy and communication skills.

Previous administrative experience is desired but a willingness to use your own initiative and be proactive, as well as the ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively, is essential.

You’ll also need strong IT skills and be familiar with creating letters and spreadsheets, as well as databases and mapping software.

Experience of working both within a team and independently is essential.

A willingness to be flexible, with a character that exhibits resilience in difficult situations will also need to be demonstrated, whilst experience of handling confidential information with tact and diplomacy would also be an advantage. 

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Amy Taylor at

Closing Date: 24th September 2018

Interview Date: 8th October 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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