Birmingham City Council

Administrative Assistant

Forward Education Trust- The Bridge School
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26 Jul 2022
12 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern
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£18,97921,374 to £20,9557,649 FTE (FET band DE, Pt 10-15) Actual salary: £16,29618,352 to


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

Contract Type: Permanent

Forward Education Trust- The Bridge School

Coppice View Road

Sutton Coldfield

B73 6UE

Telephone Number: 0121 809 0885

Email Address:

Job Start Date: ASAP

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit an Administrative Assistant to play a key role at The Bridge School. The Bridge School is part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midlands area.

The Bridge educates children with complex and multiple needs. Children may have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) or a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some children have additional needs including visual impairment and hearing impairment and behaviour difficulties. We currently have 90 children in school, but this may grow over the coming few years.

The successful candidate will be professional, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. They will be able to multitask and manage a varied workload prioritizing in a fast-paced environment. They will have strong ICT, literacy, and communication skills.

Working with our small friendly school office team offers an exciting range of challenges, you are at the centre of the efficient working of our school working directly with our most important stakeholders – our children, their families and our staff. You will have a direct impact on helping to ensure our school remains successful in the care and education of our children.

Key responsibilities will include:

• providing an efficient and effective administrative

service to the school

• providing excellent reception and switchboard support to the school

• administration of pupil records including pupil attendance and dinners

• supporting with financial administration including raising purchase orders and administering online parent payments

The Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and will endeavour to offer a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment. We also offer sector competitive pay, a 24/7 employee support helpline, access to FET HUB - our rewards and wellbeing platform, as well as working with a supportive team in a friendly and inclusive working environment.

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: 12 September 2022, 12 midday

Interview Date: w/c 19 September 2022

Please complete the attached application form and submit via emailing it to

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date.

Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

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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