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Office/ Liaison Associate - St John's CE Primary School, Trent Vale

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Office/ Liaison Associate - St Johns CE (A) Primary school - Trent Vale


SALARY:  Standard Term time is 39.2 working weeks (38 weeks plus 6 inset days)

45.61 pay weeks under 5 years, 46.65 over 5 years

Level 4 is scp 4-7 £23,114 - £24,294 39.2 working weeks (term time only)

Actual Salary £19,125 - £20,559

Hours: 35 hours per week Monday – Friday 8.00am to 3.30pm - Term Time


The headteacher and governors of St. John’s CE (A) Primary School are excited that an opportunity has arisen for the position of an Office Liaison Associate to support the school community in moving to its next level of school improvement.  They are seeking to appoint a committed and highly focused individual, who will play a key role in our school office, supporting our ethos to ensure families, visitors and children are welcomed at St. John’s. 


We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School, currently a maintained school, and have over 300 pupils on roll. In order to support the school community, we are looking to strengthen how pupils and families transition into school.   We are proud of our children and have a dedicated staff and we feel the liaison aspect of this position will enhance life chances for our children.  This is a welcoming role and it will need someone who very much wants to get to know our families and children and will have a wider overview of school needs.  You will be part of the wider business and finance team and contribute to the business continuity at St. John’s.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritise, take a wider roll in admissions and induction of families, contribute to systems and structures, support the wider team and Headteacher. You will also need to have flexibility and be able to problem solve on a daily basis. Therefore, it is essential that applicants are professional, approachable and very effective and articulate communicators. We invite candidates ideally from a range of educational backgrounds who will share our vision and passion for education and our Christian ethos.


For such a key role we are asking possible applicants to visit the school prior to application. Please email to book a convenient time.


St. John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for this role.  We also need to inform you that a social media check will be undertaken in relation to you.   Our whole school Safeguarding Policy which incorporates Child Protection, can be found on our school website.


Applications close:  9am Thursday 13th June 2024

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Short listing:            Friday 14th June 2024

Interviews:               Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2024

This post is available as soon as possible however governors are willing to wait for the right candidate to ensure the best for the children and staff at St. John’s. 

For further information, please contact the school office on 01782 238889.

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation.

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Although the 13th largest city in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly outstripping a number of parts of the country with our economic growth and recovery.

Stoke-on-Trent is a city with a strong sense of civic pride - we’ve been voted the kindest city in the UK – and a place where you’ll receive a hugely warm welcome. We have a rich and diverse culture, steeped in our prestigious industrial heritage as the celebrated ‘world capital of ceramics’. But we don’t just want to celebrate our proud past – we firmly believe that Stoke-on-Trent’s best years are ahead of it. We are determined to raise aspirations and match them with high-quality education and health provision, as well as improved opportunities to secure fulfilling and well-paid work. Through uniting social and economic opportunities, we are maximising the full power of the city council as a secure and steadfast institution within the city.

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When you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council you’ll be helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We’ll provide you with support, learning opportunities and flexible working options and some amazing benefits including; a competitive salary, generous holidays, an excellent defined local authority benefit pension scheme, annual leave purchase scheme, cycle to work schemes just to name a few. We also have access to lifestyle benefits which offer a wide range of discounts such as family days out, travel, retail and many more.

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Vibrancy and diversity are two of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest assets. A city founded on creative endeavour should value and celebrate the multitude of voices, ideas and identities that shape its culture. We are committed to creating a culture which is truly inclusive, where all staff feel valued, listened to, supported and able to do their work to the best of their abilities at all times. And we must ensure that our decisions and policies nurture and empower communities across our city and do not inadvertently disadvantage groups and individuals that we want to help to thrive.

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