Administrative Assistant (Birches Head Academy)

Birches Head Academy, Birches Head Road,Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 8DD
Level 3 - £15,945 - £16,264
11 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Principal: Ms K Dixon


 Administrative Assistant

Required to start as soon as possible

Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)

39 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)

Grade 3 (equating to £15,945 - £16,264)


Birches Head Academy has recently become part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the Academy motto: ‘Aspire to be More’.

Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to join our dedicated staff, who will undertake a wide variety of administrative duties, under the guidance of the Office Manager, to ensure the smooth running of the school. You will also support on reception, where you will be the first point of contact for visitors to the school and those making contact by telephone.

This post is demanding, requires a high degree of confidentiality and flexibility, and will prove both interesting and rewarding to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working within a busy office environment, remaining calm under pressure.

Experience of working in a school environment with 11-16 aged students and knowledge of school-based systems (e.g. SIMS, ParentPay, ClassCharts etc.) would be an advantage, but is not essential, as training will be provided.

You should possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents / carers. You must be computer literate, organised and have at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).

All staff play a vital role in helping us to ensure our students receive a world-class education, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate their ability to champion the Academy’s development and to be part of our exciting journey.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

Closing date for applications: Monday 18 October 2021 at 9.00am

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 20 October 2021

For further information, including the recruitment pack and application form, please visit our website at: Alternatively, you can contact the school for an information pack.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Birches Head Academy requires an application form to be completed in order to be considered for this role. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted.

Birches Head Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will, therefore, be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. References will be requested prior to interview.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

Social Justice through Excellence in Education


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