Job Title:                Administrator

Location:               Westbourne School, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Salary:                    £18,000 to £19,500 dependent on experience

Hours:                    37.5 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent, 52 weeks a year

Are you an Administrator committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for a highly effective Administrator who can support with the development of the Westbourne School estate, which includes a school and associated children’s homes.

Your role will be wide ranging and will really support in the changing of young peoples and children’s lives.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About Us:

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children 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.

In the role of Administrator, you will be tasked with supporting both the school and homes in a variety of contexts, including HR, finance and general administrative support. Working with a variety of highly effective practitioners, you will support in the delivery of excellent care and outcomes for the young people in our care. This position is ideal for someone looking to expand their skill set. No two days are ever the same!

Based at Westbourne School, you will feel part of the team and you will be able to gain advice and support from a wide array of central functions and other group Administrators.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a highly motivated and organised person who takes pride in their work and is able to self-manage themselves effectively. We also require someone who can adapt to change and identify priorities. Due to the nature of our sector, circumstances can change and the successful applicant will have to able to work with the wider team ensuring that the school and all of our homes run as effectively and as efficiently as possible.

Along with these characteristics, we also require a resilient individual with a ‘can do’ attitude. In recognition of your efforts, you will be eligible for continuous professional development and will also have access to our rewards hub.

If you are passionate about this truly unique and rewarding sector and have the energy, drive and desire to support our homes and ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes, then we welcome your application.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Closing date: Friday 19th February 2021

This position is due to commence in March 2021 or as soon as possible (subject to approved reference and DBS checks).

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please email:

All applications are invited online through the Acorn Education and Care website:  

Acorn Education & Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

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