Care Home Administrator, Wakefield

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Meadowcroft SchoolWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Can your work make a difference to the education of a child or young person? 

About the School

Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs across 3 sites in Wakefield. We have currently acquired a number of Children’s Care Homes as a part of the school’s cluster. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. 

About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning. 

About the role

We now have an opportunity for a Care Home Administrator to join our close-knit team at Meadowcroft School and the Care Homes.

As our main Care Home Administrator, you will report to the Lead Administrator; where you will carry out a range of administrative and clerical duties. You will work closely with our Principal, Lead Administrator and the Head of Care to provide essential administrative support and offer excellent service to our homes. The role will be based mainly at the school site but there will be an expectation that you may have to travel to our care homes that are primarily based in South Yorkshire.

Your work will be very important and so attention to detail, accuracy and excellent customer service skills are essential.

As our Care Home Administrator, you will work 37.5 hours each week (Monday to Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm) with a 30-minute lunch break each day. 

Who are we looking for?

Our Care Home Administrator Assistant will be key to our success and therefore we need an honest, reliable, trustworthy and incredibly friendly person to work with us and provide this vital administrative service for our homes. Excellent administrative skills, telephone manner, confidentiality and IT skills are also essential.

Engaging with our children and young people is also incredibly important to us and you must be willing to take a proactive approach, acting as an ambassador all at times and make sure the cogs keep turning for the school and homes

If you are looking for a role that will keep you busy and where you can play a key role in improving the lives of children and young people, we want to hear from you. 

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same 

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


More about Meadowcroft School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: 24 Bar Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 4AD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 366242
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Meadowcroft School is a unique special educational needs provision dedicated to ensuring successful outcomes for the most reluctant & troubled learners. The dedicated staff team work tirelessly with pupils who arrive with a distorted view of...