Admissions Manager

Outcomes First Group

In 2022 we announced that 1,000 of our 5,500 strong workforce to a 4 day week (32hrs) with no loss of pay.

  • 4 day week (after probation)
  • Hybird Remote, South / Southwest

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in South / Southwest, UK ⚠️

Full Job Description

Job Title: Admissions Manager

Location: Home based role covering Schools within the South and South West

Flexibility: Available

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £33,000 per annum plus £3,000 car allowance

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Outcomes First Group is Great Place to Work certified – it’s official!

We believe in having an amazing work-life balance, which is why we take part in the national 4 Day Working Week pilot,* which makes joining us now even more appealing…

About the Role

Outcomes First Group are looking for an Admissions Manager based in the South / South West to cover schools in that area.

As our new Admissions Manager, you will be responsible for proactively managing the admissions and referrals for the Outcomes First Group Schools.

You will act as the first point of contact for all Local Authority communications relating to referrals and admissions and to oversee the referrals process from referral through to conversion, you will have a high attention to detail to help achieve 100% occupancy whilst remaining sensitive to the operational needs of each setting.

You will have strong communication skills and be able to maintain good relationships to help with each aspect of referral responding promptly to Local Authority and Parent referral and liaising with Principals, Headteachers and Registered Managers.

We are looking for:

•    Experience of working within an educational/care setting

•    Experience of working with Local Authorities to plan and manage referrals into schools

•    Strong project management skills. Including liaising with statutory authorities.

•    Good inter-personal skills to maintain good relationships with the local community, statutory authorities, contractors, and staff.

•    Driving Licence

•    Competent in the use of MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook

•    Able to plan and work on own initiative

•    Must be honest, trustworthy, and reliable

•    Able to satisfy DBS check that there are no impediments to working with children

•    Empathy with young people particularly those with additional special needs

•    Seeks opportunities for personal development

•    Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Don't meet 100% of the job requirements? But think you have transferable skills? We encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire.

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the leading provider of specialist education in the UK. We exist to give neurodivergent children and young people access to a great education that caters to their specific needs, abilities and aspirations.

There are three brands in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education, Options Autism and Momenta Connect. Together, we educate, care for and support children, young people, and adults across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with a great education, every neurodivergent pupil can thrive and make their way in the world.

Our Mission

Every day we improve the lives of our pupils, their families, and local communities through a relentless focus on wellbeing and learning.

Our Promise

We are kind to ourselves and each other...We work together... and we make things happen.

Our Promise sits alongside our Vision and Mission. It describes the sort of people we are and our commitment to how we treat each other, work together, and behave.

It represents what’s truly important to us as individuals and as a team. It is easily translatable into behaviours we all practice and experience every day. It's the golden thread that runs through every leader, team and individual.

Why work for us?

Your wellbeing is very important to us, and we know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing.

Whatever your role and wherever you are located, you will love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package.

  • And when your circumstances change…no problem. You can flex, trade, and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances.
  • Holidays start at 25 days per annum plus bank holidays on top with options to buy an additional 5 days.
  • Critical illness covers and life assurance options.
  • Company Pension with options to increase your contributions.
  • Private medical and dental Insurance
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Eco-Car Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional support networks and groups
  • \* 4-Day working week - ‘rest-day’ could be any day Mon-Fri (agreed with Manager), available after successful completion of probationary period for full-time workers only

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Winner UK Best Workplaces for Women™ Awards 2023.

Winner UK Great Place to Work™ Awards 2024.

Outcomes First

UK's leading provider of specialist education, wellbeing, and care services for vulnerable groups.

Working Week

In 2022 we announced that 1,000 of our 5,500 strong workforce to a 4 day week (32hrs) with no loss of pay.

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • 🏖️

Our Vacation Policy

Employees start with 25 days of vacation per year, with opportunities for more based on role and seniority.

  • 25 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 77 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Our roles typically require presence at various educational or residential sites across the UK.

Company Benefits

  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Professional Development Budget

Our Team

We're a team of 1.1k across 15 departments:

  • education
  • support
  • human resources
  • engineering
  • business development
  • information technology
  • finance
  • accounting
  • operations
  • consulting
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Project management
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Inter-personal skills

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