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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:24 September 2020 at midnight 

  • To manage school appeals from preparation to delivery
  • To gathering information for school appeals
  • To advise and where necessary challenge schools academies in accordance with national and local legislation /policies
  • To work with a range of internal and external agencies to ensure children receive education
  • NVQ Level 4 qualification in a relevant area or equivalent level of relevant experience
  • Demonstratable experience of Appeals or tribunal preparation and representing at hearings
  • Experience of interpreting statutory led areas of work
  • Experience of leading, developing and implementing strategies to facilitate improvements in the preparation and delivery of schools appeals
  • Experience of working within political environment
  • Experience if influences and motivating colleagues and multi-agency partners
  • Experience of preparing and representing the LA and/or own admitting authorities at appeals / tribunals
  • Experience of managing good working relationships and leading effectively a small team
  • Experience of working in an environment of where confidentially and security of sensitive information is required
  • Working knowledge of the most recent Schools Admissions and Appeals Codes
  • Knowledge of applying LA and/or non LA school admissions policies to test for eligibility
  • An understanding of the principles of good information, advice and guidance
  • Keeps upto date with new developments in their field of expertise including changes in legislation, regulation and local policy
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and present complex information to meet the needs of diffrent audiences
  • Ability to establish system system/processes to effectively track progress against targets
  • Evidence of working with computer systems to input, store and retrieve data
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and understanding of good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate and work successfully with a range of partners, coherently both verbally and in writing
  • Uses customer feedback to make recommendations for appeal improvements
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • A flexible approach to working including out-of-hours and the ability and willingness to travel to various locations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of confidentiality and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation
  • To ensure that all duties and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Council policies and procedures, in particular those on equalities and diversity, health and safety and finance
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Gurjit Bahra  Tel: 0116 305 56324 Email: Gurjit.bahra@leics.gov.uk
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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