Job Title:                School Administrator

Location:               New Barn School, Newbury

Salary:                    £12,000 - £18,000 per annum

Hours:                    20 hours per week (2 - 3 days)

Contract:               Permanent, part-time

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 New Barn School, Newbury. 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:

New Barn is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated School. It offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to boys and girls, aged 6 – 19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities. New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love for using the outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding. The School is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.  

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.

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.


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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