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Education Access Officer

Job Introduction

We are recruiting an Education Access Officer to join our Access to Education team on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

We process school admissions applications in line with the school admissions framework and work in partnership with different stakeholders and colleagues.

We provide advice and guidance to families on school admissions enquiries.

You will be joining a friendly team that work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment to deliver an excellent school admissions service.

Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Main Responsibility

You will process applications for school places in line with the school admissions code and local policies to ensure MKCC meets the statutory duty.

You will independently prioritise a large number of varied tasks and work under pressure to deliver outcomes to meet a range of tight deadlines.

You will confidently communicate complex processes to a wide range of stakeholders

 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual who shares our passion for enhancing the lives of children in Milton Keynes.

Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks a Basic DBS will be actioned for you and BPSS referencing 

 

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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