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Hampshire County Council

Principal School Admissions Officer HCC48799

Closing date: 01/02/2021 at 17:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Other

Salary Details: £48,447 - £54,525 per annum

Hours of Work: Full time, 37 hours

Location of Role: Winchester

Job/Person Summary

Ensure children in Hampshire can access school places quickly  

Join our well organised, high performing school admissions team. School admissions supports school place planning and Hampshire County Council has delivered an additional 19,100 school places since 2013.  As an organisation we meet very high levels of parental preferences and the team works closely with its schools to ensure children can quickly access school places.

There are approximately 20 full time equivalent staff providing admissions services for over 500 Hampshire mainstream schools. The team handles 35,000 applications in the main admissions rounds and about 10,00 in year applications. The team co-ordinates where needed with its LA neighbours and many other authorities. The service also supports schools and families in the school admissions appeals process. 

In your role, you will work closely with the other Principal Admissions Officer (PAO) taking responsibility for a large area of work, e.g. secondary admissions or primary admissions. The PAOs lead on setting admissions policy for community and voluntary controlled schools, the co-ordinated scheme, In-Year Fair Access Protocol, day to day management of in-year admissions and the major processes of the two main admissions rounds.

This is an exciting opportunity to help lead a long established, high performing team. There is a strict legislative framework to school admissions and the successful applicant will be vital in maintaining that high performance and adapting and improving the service to meet statutory requirements.

For a full list of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please visit our website.

Application Procedure

Contact details for an informal discussion: Martin Goff, Head of School Place Planning, Transport and Admissions on martin.goff@hants.gov.uk 

For further information about the role, or to apply, please select the 'application form' link above.

Safer Recruitment

Hampshire County Council and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Elizabeth II Court, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Telephone: 01962 846461

Website: https://careers.newjob.org.uk/HCC/

Application form