Administrative Assistant

Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust, Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA
£19,312 - £19,698 per annum
01 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
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The Role

Administrative Assistant
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Start September or October 2021
£19,312 - £19,698 per annum (Band E points 5-6)

The Trust

Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust comprises two schools, Kenilworth School and Sixth Form and The Westwood Academy, Coventry. The vacancy will be based at Kenilworth School and Sixth Form.

We are currently a split site, with Years 7 – 11 based at Leyes Lane and Sixth Form set on our Rouncil Lane site. This is an exciting time to join us as a new build project is in the construction stage with the new school to move to one site in 2023.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a candidate to work as part of a team to support the administrative functions across the school. The postholder will provide administrative support to our Heads of Years, Senior Leaders and PA to Executive Headteacher as required.

The workload is varied, where no two days are the same, so the ideal candidate will be organised to manage and prioritise their own workload, whilst taking direction from key staff.

Typical duties will include:

•General administration across the school
•Dealing with student and parental queries
•Communicating with parents/carers and other agencies, by telephone, email and face to face
•Assist in the organisation of student trips and events
•Provide administrative support to arrange parents’ evenings and open evenings
•First aid duties to support students and liaising with parents/carers in relation with student sickness
•School holiday and lunchtime reception cover – operating the switchboard, fielding calls, greeting visitors, contractors and adhering to safeguarding guidelines
•Assist with the administration of the school’s on-line letting system

Key Requirements

You will be IT literate with the ability to use Microsoft packages, to include Word and Excel and data bases. The ability to use SIMS (Schools Information Management System) would be advantageous, but training can be provided.

The role requires the post-holder to be pro-active to plan ahead; have an attention to detail; have good communication and written skills across a range of audiences with the ability to work with interruptions throughout the day.

Working Hours

This is a full time role and the working hours are:

Monday to Friday:8.30am to 4.30pm (with an unpaid 30-minute lunch-break)

Your annual leave entitlement will be a total of 26 days, which is to be taken during the school holidays. During the school holidays you will be required to operate the reception, undertaking general administration; adhering to safeguarding practices in receiving visitors; parental queries; contractors; and dealing with deliveries and couriers.

Additional Information & How to Apply

To apply please visit: to download a job description, person specification and an application form.

Please email your application and covering letter (addressed to Mr Abbott, Headteacher), to Deena Perry, HR Manager at:

Please note, we cannot accept a CV as an application.

Closing date: Friday, 17 September 2021 at 4pm

Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates will therefore undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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Person Specification

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