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Administration Assistant - Admissions - Balsall Common Primary School

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Balsall Common Primary School
£22,737 - £23,500 pro rata pa.
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

Job Details

£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, 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  

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.

Supporting documents
Application Form (PDF)
Job Description & Person Specification
Guidance notes for applicants re DBS
Recruitment Monitoring Form
Application Form (Word)


About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council


Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

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.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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