Birmingham City Council

Administrative Assistant

Yarnfield Primary School Yarnfield Road Birmingham B11 3PJ
FTE £18,562 - £20,493 – Actual Salary £16,179 - £17,862 for term time working
17 Nov 2021
26 Nov 2021
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Administrative Assistant

FTE £18,562 - £20,493 – Actual Salary £16,179 - £17,862 for term time working

Hours per week: 36.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Yarnfield Primary School

Yarnfield Road


B11 3PJ

Telephone Number: 0121 628 1311

Email Address:

Job Start Date: as soon as possible

We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our busy school office team to provide an effective administrative support service. This will involve working in the school reception being the first point of call for all visitors and parents. No two days are the same so the successful candidate will need to have the resilience and enthusiasm to deliver results in a fast-paced environment. To be successful you should be educated to level 4 or above in English and Maths and ideally have an intermediate level or above qualification in word processing. You should have experience of using Microsoft office and databases packages. It is also essential that you have excellent customer service and communication skills as well as previous experience in administration including reception work. Experience of working in a school setting is desirable.

Yarnfield Primary School is a three-form entry primary school with a 52 place nursery serving a diverse community in south Birmingham. The school is part of the Summit Learning trust which comprises of four primary schools, three secondary schools and a sixth form. Yarnfield Primary is on an exciting journey whose recent improvements have been recognised by OFSTED. Our aim, drive and ambition is to provide the children with real, purposeful high quality learning experiences which inspire and motivate them in achieving their very best

About the Trust

Why work for us? The Trust offers:

• a strong focus on staff care and wellbeing

• high quality training and support in and across academies

• a clear career pathway

• employee assistance programme

• employee discount schemes

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: Friday 26 November 2021, 12 midday

If the potential of this role is of interest to you and you have the qualities we are looking for then please download an application pack from our website.

We do not accept CV's and application forms should be submitted to

Interview date: Week commencing 29 November 2021.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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