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The Children's Support Service is offering an exciting opportunity with the appointment of an Exams Officer and Business Support Supervisor based at our Hadleigh centre. The hours are 8.30 am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm Friday. Term time plus 1 week school holiday working.
CSS is a large, short stay, alternative provision, which has three main centres (in Basildon and Hadleigh), and was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2016. We are a locally maintained service.
The appointed candidate will be part of an innovative and expanding service which supports local pupils and schools in the south of Essex. Our aim is to provide lasting, meaningful and positive outcomes for students who have struggled in mainstream education.
The role requires resilience, a good sense of humour and a desire to inspire and work with children from a wide range of backgrounds. It is essential that the business support administrator is positive and supportive, and respectful of our students, staff and visitors.
The successful applicant should be able to manage a demanding workload, while working to ensure a most effective service. Experience of School Internal and External Examination Processes is also desirable.
The main duties will include:
Administration and organisation of all aspects of external examinations
Administration for internal examinations
Admin support for the Hadleigh Centre
The successful candidate should:
Have a high degree of motivation and be fully committed to working in a school environment
Be able to work to deadlines, on their own initiative as well as part of a team
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Have experience of IT including SIMS
Please note that whilst this role is initially based at our Hadleigh Centre, there is a possibility that the successful candidate may be based at any of our sites in the South of Essex in the future
Visits are encouraged and warmly welcomed; please contact Leonie Howes on 01702 559347 or email Leonie.Howes@css-essex.co.uk
Information about the School
The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have three main centres covering KS2-4 (in Hadleigh and Basildon) as well as an Outreach Service which works to support students, staff and schools in the local area, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.
Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.
We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.
Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, helping to inspire every child to achieve their full potential.
CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.
Please note that car insurance including "business use" is required.