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Allocation and Appeals Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/10/2020 23:59
£29,577 - £32,234
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
26 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Allocation and Appeals Officer

Salary: £29,577 - £32,234

Working Pattern: Permanent/ Full Time

Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

As an Allocation and Appeals Officer you will make a difference by ensuring local children receive an offer of a school place and working with our local partners in education, you will ensure that admission processes are fair and equitable.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for undertaking all formal procedures for the admission or transfer of pupils to mainstream primary and secondary schools in South Gloucestershire, including the analysis for all applications and their implications, having regard to the determined admission policy, the admission level for each school, relevant statutory requirements and admission timetable/deadlines.

You will be working within the co-ordinated admission scheme including sharing data and information with relevant admission authorities, acting on behalf of other admission authorities when offering or refusing places as the home authority and attending local meetings to discuss relevant admission issues and related IT matters as appropriate.

You’ll provide appropriate data regarding all admissions and transport functions, as and when required by the Planning and Development Manager.

You’ll help manage the pre-appeals and appeals procedure for schools, including the preparation and distribution of appropriate literature and procedures to parents; correspond with and answer questions from parents who wish to appeal; ensure that legal processes are adhered to in each case and represent the Council as the presenting officer at Independent Appeal.

You will assess and determine eligibility for assistance with transport to school in respect of statutory and discretionary provision within the Authority’s Transport to School policies. This will include ensuring the correct application of policy relating to Transport to School, where appropriate undertaking surveys of hazardous routes to inform decisions relating to the application of discretionary policy.

You’ll deal with information relating to transport requirements for all children and liaise with the South Gloucestershire Integrated Transport Unit to ensure the provision of appropriate transport.

What we need from you:

You must possess a degree/BTEC/Higher National Certificate or equivalent in business studies/public administration and have relevant admin experience.

You have knowledge of school admissions process, policy and legislation with the ability to communicate effectively including report writing and presentation skills, with ability to present findings in a clear and concise format.

You’ll have experience in working as part of a team and the ability to build positive working relationships with colleagues and members of the public.

Ideally you will have experience of presenting appeals.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.

We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.

We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Charlotte Johnston; Charlotte.Johnston@southglos.gov.uk

Closing Date: 26th October 2020

Interview Date: 26th November 2020

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