Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 3 days ago
  • December 4, 2020
  • £18,933 to £19,698

We are recruiting for a Senior Administrative Assistant.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Admissions and Entitlement team within Inclusion Somerset on a permanent basis.

The Admissions and Entitlement team are a small and very busy team who are responsible for researching and writing school admission and transport appeals and monitoring and processing in year school place applications. The team also co-ordinate starting and transferring school place applications and assess school transport entitlement.

The Admissions and Entitlement team process approximately 5000 in year applications a year and 1000 school admission appeals.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

We are looking to appoint a Senior Administrative Assistant to provide vital support to this busy and hardworking team.  You will primarily be researching and writing school admission appeals including liaising with colleagues, providing advice to parents and schools but may also be required to support with other team activities.

Previous experience of working in a front-line service would be advantageous and good communication and IT skills are essential.

A few things about you

You will be looking for an opportunity to develop new skills and confidence when dealing with a variety of issues in a challenging and rewarding role. You will be working alongside and supported by an established team, sharing your passion and dedication for delivering an exceptional service.

The role requires a good understanding of the Data Protection Act/GDPR. You will need excellent organisational abilities with experience in managing and prioritising your workload to meet challenging demands and deadlines.

You will be a natural and engaging communicator with an excellent command of English both spoken and written, with the ability to produce written statements to ensure the strongest case of appeal is presented.

You will need to be flexible within their work and time management and have the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the service. This is a necessary part of the role, making a positive and committed attitude a necessity.

An understanding of school admission and appeal policies and procedures would also be advantageous but is not essential as this will be learnt whilst embarking on the role.

We are looking for a motivated, flexible and enthusiastic individual to work in our busy, fun and friendly team.

Additional information

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Will Rochford on 01823 358298, or email WRochford@somerset.gov.uk

If you are submitting a CV, please ensure you tailor your CV to the role requirements, you also have the option to upload a supporting statement to demonstrate your fit for the role.

Please note we aim for all recruitment activity to continue as expected, however due to COVID-19 all interviews for the time being will take place virtually over Microsoft Teams.

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