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Head of Admissions Commissioning

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£50,955 - £53,940 per annum
Harvey House, 1 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/03/2017 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

Do you have excellent school admissions experience?

Can you define and monitor standards?

Can you influence Head Teachers?

Do you want to be at the forefront of the future of school admissions?

If you want to be at the forefront of school admission policy and practices, then come join a pioneering Local Authority implementing a new commissioning approach to school admissions.

At Waltham Forest, with its mixed economy of schools and a unique environment, you will have to use all your skills, experience and expertise to commission, monitor and standardise a school admissions service, provided by the trading arm, that meets the exacting and demanding standards of Heads, Parents, Politicians and admission staff.

The role includes:

  •  Being responsible for all School admissions provision.
  • Commissioning a school admissions service

    using the Authority’s own trading arm.

  • Meeting all statutory requirements.

  • Liaising and influencing with stakeholders

    including Head Teachers, Parents and Members.

  • Managing a small team directly. 

If this exciting opportunity motivates you, and you enjoy a challenging environment then apply using the online application form at www.


Closing date: 22nd March 2017 

For an informal discussion contact Brendan Wells on 020 8496 8081

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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