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Location: London
Position: Analyst
Salary: £357 per week (£10.20 per hour)
Date Posted: 13 August 2018
Vacancy Type: LCIP Internship
Job Description:
Job title: Schools Commissioning - Admission Intern

Length of contract: approx. 12 months (with a view of a 3 month extension)

Benefits: £357 per week (with the opportunity to develop within the council)

Deadline: Monday 20th August 2018.

Interviews: W/C 28th August 2018

This fantastic opportunity to work for Waltham Forest Council has become available to graduates with the ability to work in a pressured and sensitive environment, as well as dealing with internal and external stakeholders. This position welcomes all graduates with at least a 2:2 degree and an analytical background.  The key outcomes for the intern are about enabling the success of, and deliver support on, a variety of school development and improvement projects.

Key deliverables

The Education Capital and Planning Team (ECP) cover a number of key areas within the families’ directorate. The teams function is to provide a technical client side function to all school property investment decisions that affect the education service.

This post will provide support essential to the Commissioning Manager – School Admissions.  Key tasks will include:

  • To assist with the administration of the admission of pupils to both secondary and primary schools including assisting investigating children missing in education, ensuring an efficient service for schools, parents/carers, pupils and the Authority.
  • Inputting of data relating to school admissions onto the Authority’s database, currently the ONE system
  • Working closely with Safeguarding officer on various task including making contacts with other teams, schools.
  • To support the Team Manager in respect of providing background information for appeals for place allocations, ensuring that these are dealt with promptly and in accordance with legislative requirements and Local Authority policy. This will include the preparation of Local Authority appeals papers.
  • To assist with the annual update and distribution of the admissions booklet for the LBWF area to established standards and within agreed deadlines, ensuring that responsibilities to parents/carers in respect of the provision of information are met.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of changes in education legislation and central government policies concerning admissions, analysing and summarising these changes where necessary for dissemination to the Team.

Pupil Place Planning and Admissions provide a wider variety of learning opportunities within a local government education setting as detailed below: 

  • Develop policies, priorities and action plan
  • To engage and work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ensure all the legislative and statutory changes to schools including enlargement, closures etc are observed.
  • identified to meet statutory responsibilities in respect of additional pupil places

Candidate Requirement:

  • Any degree at, at least 2:2 degree
  • Must show an interest in school admission and the legal requirement around the provision of school places, whilst working to bring benefits to the Families and Homes directorate.
  • Advanced in Microsoft Packages (including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to be analytical
  • Strong communications skills with internal and external stakeholders


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