Orchard Hill

EHCP & Admin Co-ordinator – Dysart School

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Dysart School is an Outstanding special school for 150 pupils aged 4 to 19 who have a range of severe and complex learning difficulties. The school has high expectations for its pupils and believe there is no limit to their potential.

Our main site, located in Surbiton, is bright and well equipped to support the development of its pupils including Early Years classrooms with outdoor learning spaces, a dedicated post-16 hub, accessible swimming pool, sensory room, soft play and adventure play areas and generous grounds equipped for play and outdoor learning. Dysart has also recently opened two satellite sites next to mainstream schools in the local area.

Dysart School is a progressive and innovative place to work and staff are offered opportunities through regular training and support to develop their own practice. To find out more about us visit www.dysartschool.org

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, reliable Education & Health Care Plan & Admin Co-Ordinator with excellent organisational skills to oversee the EHCP admin process, which includes planning and organising meetings as well as taking minutes at the meetings and providing an efficient admin service for the smooth running of the school.

The post holder will be joining a busy school where no two days are the same. We are looking for a skilled individual who is energetic, efficient, flexible, with good communication skills and able to multi-task. Have the ability to work on your own initiative and develop positive relationships with colleagues and working collaboratively with the whole school community. You will have excellent IT skills in Excel/Word/Outlook, along with a good level of typing skills as well as knowledge of MIS packages would be desirable. Duties will include minute taking, organising meetings, reception as well as general clerical duties such as photocopying and call handling.  It is essential that you have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths grade A* – C (prior to 2014) or Reformed GCSE grading system, grade 9 (highest) to 4 (since 2014) or the ability to prove competence at an equivalent level.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for the full details of the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Dysart School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Penny Jelbert via email pjelbert@dysartschool.org.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact recruitment-dysart@dysartschool.org.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the person specifications that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing time/date:  4PM Monday 17th April 2023

Interviews:    w/c 1st May 2023

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.