Senior Administrator

Job Title:               Senior Administrator

Location:               New Barn School, Newbury

Salary:                   £18,000 per annum

Hours:                   32 hours per week; Monday-Thursdays with potential for full time in next academic year

Contract:               Permanent,

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

We are looking for a highly effective Senior 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 School 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. 

Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.

Acorn Care and Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education, foster care 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 Acorn Education & Care? 


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 children 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 children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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