Job Details

School Administrator:

Salary: £ 22,000 per annum
Location: Kestrel House School, 104 Crouch Hill, London, N8 9EA
HOURS: 8.15am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday / Term-Time only


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a School Administrator to join our close-knit team at Kestrel House School in London. Someone who takes a more creative approach supporting our teaching personal, would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Kestrel House School is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) School. We help care for and support young people who have complex needs and specialise in the communication and learning challenges associated with Autism.

The Site is in London, Haringey Borough within Crouch End area, quite close to central London. The location has the advantage of easy access to public transport, having the overground station located 5 to 10 min walk away from the school and a 2 bus stops right outside of the school front gates.

The aim of the site is to provide enough support to unlock each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide the young people with as much freedom as possible in a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding.


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:

The School Administrator will engage with our students, teachers and support workers.  Being responsible for assisting, with day to day learning and social skills. The successful candidate will be required to work 8.15am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Kestrel House caters for children aged 5-16 and you will be enthusiastic, able to work effectively as part of a team and dedicated to making a difference to improving the lives of the young people that we support. Our aim is to change young people’s lives and through the use of accredited courses, we will always provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed, beyond Kestrel House.


Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a School Administrator to work in developing the school as a high quality specialist provision for pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties (SEMH) through providing the highest standards of pastoral care for all pupils of all abilities in a safe and orderly learning environment which provides a high standard of behaviour. 

No two days are the same at Kestrel House, so we want someone who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and is motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, the right kind of motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.


General Responsibilities

Strategic Direction and Development of the School

  • Contribute to the life and community of the school in all of its aspects.
  • To work within the philosophy of the school at all times. 
  • Ensure all administrative tasks are completed on time.
  • To ensure that the school operates in an efficient manner.
  • To prioritise own workload in order to ensure the proficient operation of the school.
  • To work under the direction of the Head Teacher and in conjunction with the requirements of the Senior Team.
  • Staff Recruitment - placing adverts for vacancies, collating and forwarding Application Forms, preparing interview schedules, contacting prospective candidates with information, issuing contracts and offer letters in accordance with the school recruitment policies and procedures by liaising with HR.
  • To have professional integrity and discretion in relation to the overall function of the school, staff and pupil confidentiality.
  • To ensure all individual pupil files, staff files and records are kept up to date and maintained on a strictly confidential basis.  
  • To maintain individual contact with all parents, professionals and other parties on matters relating to school. 
  • To keep the Head Teacher and other relevant staff informed of any issues arising from the above


Essential Criteria

  • GCSE’s in Maths and English, grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Basic computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Ability to build relationships with adults & young people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to undertake training
  • Ability to prioritise tasks


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
  • Pension
  • 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
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


Start Date:

This position is due to commence as soon as possible, of course subject to approved reference and DBS checks.  

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply, please call 0208 3488500.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.  We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone in our care.  A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for.