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Senior School Allocation Officer

  • Company: Bristol City Council
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £32,910 - £34,728
  • Closing Date: 29 November 2020
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the School Admissions Service in the role of Senior School Allocation Officer. If you are you looking for a permanent rewarding opportunity to help shape a high-quality service leading to improved outcomes for children and young people across the city, please select the apply button below.

The School Admissions Service is based in City Hall in Central Bristol (homeworking due to Covid19). Our primary focus is allocating school places, working closely with schools, local authorities, multi academy trusts and colleagues within Bristol City Council such as School Place Planning and the Special Educational Needs Team to make a positive contribution to children and families across the city.

What will I be doing?
The role involves day-to-day mentoring, supervision and management of colleagues and deputising in the Service Lead's absence. You will be working closely with the Service Lead providing expertise leading on projects, using your analytical and research skills to produce statistics, information and report, as well as developing service provision. You will also be responsible for the allocation of school places across a suite of schools.

You will provide expertise, skills and knowledge and the ability to encourage others to work independently and as part of a team. You need to be dynamic, resilient, show tenacity and the ability to solve problems. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with an eye for detail and process. You will be a great communicator, able to manage complex and varied stakeholder relationships.

You will be open to change and challenge that often arises in a fast-changing dynamic environment. Furthermore, you will demonstrate the ability to absorb, understand and apply relevant school admissions policy and legislation.

Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you'll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you'll be working in a supportive environment where you'll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

Closing date: 29 November 2020.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.