Job Title: Administrator

Location:              The Shires, Stretton

Salary:                   £10 per hour

Hours:                   30 hours per week - 6 hours/day Monday to Friday

Contract:              FTC for 12 Months to be reviewed 

Be the administrator you always wanted to be! If you are very child focused and really want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for an Experienced Administrator to join The Shires, Stretton Admin team. To plan, organise and provide administrative support to the Home Managers and Senior Leadership Team in an efficient, effective and timely way and in compliance with the requirements of the Outcomes First Group Education and Care.

About the Role

  • Recruitment schedule 2 checks - booking interviews
  • Schedule 3 checks - checking young people’s files are up to date.
  • Maintaining electronic personnel records/paper files and ensuring accurate absence recording
  • Support HR with new starters
  • Maintain accurate HR records and ensure accurate absence recording
  • Administration for young people files
  • Contact for Recruitment / Agencies
  • To handle incoming calls to the service, taking detailed and accurate messages and relaying them promptly to the appropriate person
  • To welcome visitors in a professional and courteous manner and promptly ensure that the appropriate person is informed of their arrival, arranging refreshments as required
  • To ensure that identification is seen and verified for all visitors to the site
  • Chasing out of date paperwork for young people
  • Note taking in meetings
  • Sending out correspondence
  • Errands for the home’s needs
  • Training matrix support
  • Filing documents
  • Printing documents
  • Binding children’ logs
  • Occasional finance support

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital. Must be honest, trustworthy and reliable and empathetic to working with young people with special educational needs and their families and carers.

About the School:

The Shires is made up of three sites all within a 15-minute drive of one another. The sites consist of two Special Educational Needs (SEN) Schools and three Residential homes.  We help care for and support 33 young people aged 11-19 and 8 young adults who have been diagnosed with Autism and may have accompanying learning disabilities, behavioural problems or medical conditions.

The ethos of The Shires is very much characterised by a ‘can do’ attitude. We want people who focus on the positive outcome of our children and take responsibility for helping improve the lives of our young people. We share the value of creating a safe and nurturing home and we want people who can be fair and respectful, in order to do the right thing to support everyone in our care.

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

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.

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 care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for

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