Seasonal Schools Appeals Officer

Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
18 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Seasonal School Appeals Officer

Permanent contract to work from April - September every year. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual who is able to work with minimum supervision to clerk school appeals. 

School admission appeals are heard by Independent Appeal Panels and are heard throughout the year, with the busiest period running between March – July.

The role of the clerk is to ensure relevant facts are presented to the Independent Appeal Panel, to order the business of the meeting, as well as providing independent advice and to record the proceedings and decision.

Above all, the role of the clerk is to ensure that appeals are heard fairly and impartially, in accordance with the 2012 Admission Appeals Code and that the rules of natural justice are followed.

You must have previous experience of the School Appeal Process, ideally in the Clerking role, or a background in Committee work.

Candidates must be Educated to NVQ Level 2 or have equivalent relevant experience.  

Excellent organisational, ICT and communications skills are key to this role, as is the ability to work meticulously under pressure, meet tight deadlines and provide sound impartial procedural advice.

Attendance at evening meetings is not usual, but may be required occasionally.

This is a stepping stone into a successful and rewarding career in local government and a willingness to learn, develop and approach technology and transformation with confidence and be a good team player, with a flexible approach to work is essential.

Contact Fred Hancock on for more information.

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37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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