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Administrator Full Time

at Outcomes First Group Manchester in Manchester (Published at 21-12-2023)

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How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Location: The Holden School, Leigh

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only

Must be UK based.

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to be part of an excellent Team in a friendly and expanding Specialist School? If so, we have the perfect role for you.

We are recruiting for an Administrator to join our fantastic Team at The Holden School located on Leigh.

Job Purpose

To assist the Head Teacher in developing the school as a high-quality specialist provision for pupils with emotional, social and mental health (SEMH) through providing the highest standards of pastoral care for all pupils of all abilities in a safe and orderly learning environment which provides a high standard of behaviour.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the life and community of the school in all of its aspects
  • To work within the philosophy of the school at all times
  • Welcoming visitors to the school in a professional manner
  • Ensure all administrative tasks are completed on time (for example, recording attendance, calling non-attenders, producing review documents etc.)
  • To ensure that the school operates in an efficient manner

Essential

  • GCSEs in Maths and English, grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Confident user of ICT including all Microsoft office applications (excel in particular) and outlook
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Ability to build relationships with adults & young people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to undertake training on various in-house software packages
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet reporting deadlines
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working with young people, preferably in an educational setting
  • Driving License
  • Experience in a high-volume transaction environment.
  • Experience of BACS payment systems.

About us

The Holden School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16, catering for pupils with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We are a Therapeutic Led, Trauma Informed School providing individualised curriculums for our young people supported by our Class Teams, our Pastoral Team and our own Therapists.

We pride ourselves in steering pupils in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students, so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

  • You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

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