Apprentice Administrative Assistant - St Andrew's Catholic Primary School

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St Andrew's Catholic Primary School
Apprenticeship - National Minimum Wage for age (pro rata) per annum
11 Jan 2022
27 Jan 2022
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Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Term time

National Minimum Wage for age (pro rata) p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

32.5 Hours per Week


Fixed Term Contract- 32.5 hours per week (Term Time only)

National Minimum Wage for age (Pro rata)

The Board of Governors of St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, with support of Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company (“the MAC”), are now seeking to appoint to the role an Apprentice Administration Assistant to join our proud and successful School from September 2021.

We are looking to appoint an Apprentice Administration Assistant to work alongside our School Office Administrator and our School Business in the main school office to provide a welcoming reception and a smooth-running office. You will need to have a polite and professional manner as first point of contact for pupils, parents/carers visitors, staff and other outside agencies. 

This will be a busy and varied role and the successful applicant will have a positive and proactive approach. You will need to have good communication skills along with excellent literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE or equivalent, Grade C or above). 

The successful applicant would be involved in a range of administrative duties and the ability to use a variety of office-based packages is essential. Experience of administration in a school setting would be an advantage.

What you will need to succeed:
•    GCSEs or equivalent Grade A – C or equivalent in Maths and English
•    Ability to use IT proficiently as part of a staff team

Is this you ………..

•    Are you organised?
•    Do you have good personal and communication skills?
•    Are you keen to work within an education environment?
•    Do you have good computer skills?

General duties included…………..

•    General reception duties e.g. answering phone, welcoming visitors, resolve queries
•    Providing administrative support to the school office and the teaching staff
•    Use of the school management system to input data (SIMS)
•    To manage the school cashless payment system (Parentpay)
•    Administration of the Childcare invoice system (QuickBooks)
•    Managing the office emails, photocopying, filing, scanning
•     Arrange school visits and transport  
•    Any other general office duties as required

Socially distanced informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed. (Subject to current restrictions.)  Please contact the school office on 0121 743 5675 to book an appointment to come see our fantastic school for yourself and to receive a candidate pack of information, including application form.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 27th January 2022

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 1st February 2022

The Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Multi Academy Company comprises of 12 primary schools and 1 secondary school within the Solihull, Birmingham and Warwickshire areas with schools that converted to the MAC on 1 April 2021. The location of the post is based at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, Windrush Close, Solihull, B92 8QL.

St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, which will be requested, prior to interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Miss Charlie Holland

This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Job Description and Person Specification
Disclosure Form
Notes to Applicants re DBS
Application Form
Consent to Obtain References

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