£22737.00 - £23500.00 pro rata p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.
37.0 Hours per Week
Administrative Assistant – Admissions
Band B (Point 3-5) Actual Salary £20,008 to £20,680 pro rata
The post will be permanent, full time (37 hours per week), term time only
(Plus Inset Days and four half days during the last week of the school summer holiday)
Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
The Governors, Chief Executive Officer and Headteacher are seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant - Admissions to join our team at Central Schools Trust comprising of Balsall Common Primary School Academy and Damson Wood Nursery & Infant School Academy. With regard to this appointment, the successful candidate will be part of the team at Balsall Common Primary School Academy.
Balsall Common Primary School is a wonderful place to work with a friendly, hardworking and dedicated team of staff who work collectively for the good of the community. The school provides a caring, stimulating and purposeful environment in which every child may enjoy their work and find satisfaction in it, to develop positive attitudes, acquire sense of achievement and develop self-confidence and self-discipline.
At the heart of all we do is our five school values – TRUST, RESPECT, INITIATIVE, COMMUNITY and RISK. These are exemplified by the staff and especially the administrative team, who are crucial to our school being the best it can be.
We are seeking to appoint a skilled Administrative Assistant, to assist with the provision of an administration function to the whole school. You are required to be a member of a team providing a high quality administrative support service, in particular with regards to school admissions and attendance.
You will preferably have experience of working in a busy school environment. You will need to have excellent communication skills, be flexible and able to work effectively in a team but also work on your own initiative. Have excellent IT skills including a good knowledge of both Word and Excel and also knowledge of SIMs would be desirable, but not essential.
You will be required to have GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English or equivalent, be educated to NVQ Level 2 in Administration or appropriate equivalent or relevant experience.
If you possess the following qualities, we would like to hear from you.
• Enjoy working with children
• Be a good team player with a positive outlook and a sense of humour
• Possess energy, enthusiasm, resilience and a pro-active nature
• Show a willingness to try out new approaches and embrace changes
Further information relating to the post can be found on the attached job description/person specification.
Information about the Trust
Valuing and developing staff are key priorities. We want to work with highly motivated staff who have a proven track record, or would like to develop a proven track record, of high outcomes for all children. We care about recruiting the right people, and about retaining them.
Consequently, we have:
• a clear plan for developing employees through an Employee Development Programme, which sets clear guidelines for career advancement from entry level to coordinator, manager and director positions
• a package that offers employee benefits
• a well-being package to support staff emotionally and physically.
The support received from within our organisation will help to develop skills and foster experience which can be used as a stepping stone for future career advancement.
Additional information and how to apply
We welcome anyone interested in the position to contact school to arrange a visit to see us in action. If you are interested in the position and wish to discuss further, please contact Mrs Carlington at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be pleased to arrange this.
Successful candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date with details of interview date and time.
Central Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, barred list check, eligibility to work in the UK check, proof of identity, childcare disqualification checks, qualifications check and living/working overseas check. You will also be expected to provide two suitable references, one being your present employer.
Applications must be on a CST Application Form. A CV submitted without the application form will not be accepted on its own.
Completed application forms are to be returned by email for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer’s PA at email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is midnight Tuesday 28 November 2023.
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.
Application Form (PDF)
Job Description & Person Specification
Guidance notes for applicants re DBS
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Application Form (Word)