Outside Appeals Clerk Jobs Vacancy at Workingforessex Com Chelmsford
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Outside Appeals Clerk Jobs Vacancy at Workingforessex Com Chelmsford Jobs Details:
Outside Appeals Clerk
Location: County Hall, Chelmsford, but must be mobile and able to travel to all areas of Essex.
Salary: £14 per hour
Contract type: Permanent, 0 hour, as and when contract
Please note this is a home based role and the successful candidate will be required to be mobile with the ability to travel to different areas in Essex as required.
To clerk admission appeal panels for Essex County Council School Appeals Service on an as and when basis.
Job Purpose Summary:
To clerk independent admission appeal panel hearings for Essex County Council School Appeals Service, in accordance with the DfE Codes for School Admissions and Appeals, current law and any local guidance issued by the Service.
To provide an independent source of advice to all parties, on procedure, on both the School Admissions and School Admission Appeals Codes and on the law on school admissions, ensuring that the appeal is heard fairly and impartially and that the rules of natural justice are followed.
To support appeal panels dealing with parents / carers appeals against decisions refusing admission to schools, possessing a good working knowledge of the legislation and relevant guidance as well as good communication skills.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Role Specific Accountabilities
To undertake all responsibilities listed below:
• To attend meetings of the Education Appeals Panel held at venues across Essex.
• To provide Appeal Panel members with independent advice on procedure, all the relevant legislation, and the DfE Codes.
• To advise on the procedures and how the panel will make its decisions and deal with any questions they may have.
• To order the business at an appeal hearing, ensuring that the hearing is fair, in accordance with legislation and the rules of natural justice.
• To make any reasonable adjustments during the appeal hearing to ensure that any person involved in the appeal hearing who is disabled (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – as amended) can take a full and active part in the process.
• To ensure that parents have had a fair and independent hearing and both parties have been given every opportunity to put their case and that decisions are made within the law and based on the information before the panels after careful consideration.
• To produce an accurate record of the proceedings of the appeal hearing including the decisions and the detailed reasons for them along with writing the decision letters.
• Assisting, as appropriate, with any challenges to panel decisions via the Local Government Ombudsman, Education Funding Agency or High Court.
Knowledge, skills and experience
• Good standard of education or relevant demonstrable experience of school appeals practice and procedures
• Knowledge of and ability to use computing packages, especially word processing and email.
• High standards of written and spoken English.
• Experience of clerking meetings or minute/note taking at meetings.
• Experience of working unsupervised.
• Experience of providing guidance and advice to a decision making body.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees, including:
• A local government pension scheme (LGPS), a career average scheme with employee and employer contributions
• Annual leave entitlement of up to 29 days per year (depending upon grade and length of service)
• Purchase of additional annual leave (up to agreed limits)
• Flexible working arrangements (for most roles but depending upon service requirements)
• Discounted shopping through a dedicated Reward Portal (including discounts at major supermarkets)
• Training and development and payment of professional fees (approved professions only)
• Employee assistance programme provided in-house (wellbeing and counselling provision)
• Childcare vouchers, through salary sacrifice
Please note ECC regularly reviews its reward and benefits)
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 0844 800 6685*.
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