Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title Admissions and Pupil Benefits Officer
Terms and Conditions Full time, Permanent. Hackney Education has adopted a hybrid working model with remote working and office based working 2 days per week (minimum) in the Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY.
The Admissions and Pupil Benefits Team
The team is part of the High Needs and School Places service, providing a helpful and friendly front-line service to residents and schools covering admission to schools and applying for FSM and uniform grants.
This is a varied, challenging and rewarding role. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and adaptable, resilient and able to embrace change and will thrive in a fast-paced and complex working environment. You will need to enjoy helping and advising residents and be capable of providing excellent customer service.
Ideally you will have experience working in school admissions in a London borough. Candidates selected for interview will demonstrate
- A high level of proficiency using IT systems, particularly spreadsheets and databases.
- The ability to draft appropriate written responses to enquiries and complaints.
- Experience of working successfully in a fast-paced customer facing service, working to tight statutory deadlines.
- The ability to be flexible, adaptable and the willingness to strive for improved performance and productivity
For an informal discussion about the role please contact:
David Court - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 22:59 2 September 2022
Interviews: w/c 19 September 2022
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.