Interim Senior Admissions & Appeals Officer

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Interim Senior Admissions & Appeals Officer
Interim Position

Lewisham 0006 7AA6 / 1

Posted: 20th September 2022 13:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £22.65 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months


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Interim Senior Admissions & Appeals Officer   

Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 7AA6 / 1   

Pay Rate: up to £22.65 per hour PAYE depending on experience (plus 34 days of paid holiday) 

The role of Senior Admissions and Appeals Officer – Secondary Phase will coordinate the secondary planned and in year admissions rounds to school   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To have lead responsibility for managing and coordinating the planned admissions rounds ensuring all statutory, pan London and locally agreed processes, protocols, timeframes and deadlines are adhered to. 
  • To be responsible for annually setting and accurately completing workflows, task lists and PLR instructions in relation to the secondary planned admissions rounds. 
  • To be responsible for ensuring all admission authority schools are annually informed of their statutory responsibilities, deadlines and tasks in relation to the planned admissions rounds 
  • To lead on the presentation of advice and guidance on the planned admissions process and procedure at school and Council run events. 
  • To lead on developing and maintaining the locally coordinated In Year admissions scheme, particularly the Pupil Database, ensuring parents and schools are able to access and connect to the central system database for schools, and any other manual record in relation to In Year admissions.  
  • To support the development and maintenance of an online in year admission portal 
  • To ensure that the In-Year Admissions Officers are appropriately line managed.  
  • To be responsible for regular staff appraisals ensuring they are undertaken in a timely manner. 
  • To lead on placing children in school under the authority’s locally agreed In Year admissions scheme ensuring that all relevant procedures are carried out and agreed deadlines are met. 
  • To ensure that determined admissions policy and London wide co-ordinated schemes are carried out and applied correctly to all applicants in accordance with the published admissions arrangements, operating to an exceptionally high level of accuracy and data verification 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • A high level of literacy and numeracy 
  • Excellent working knowledge of the current legal framework affecting school admissions and appeals 
  • Experience of working as a Local Authority schools Admissions Officer 
  • Experience of writing and presenting written information on a range of subjects such as appeal statements, responses to complaints, enquiries and letters 
  • Experience of organising and forward planning to meet objectives and statutory deadlines effectively 
  • Excellent IT skills with proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications and pupil databases with an understanding of the relationships between a range of IT systems 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to write with clarity to a range of audiences 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 7AA6 / 1
Interim Senior Admissions & Appeals Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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