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Office Administrator

Birmingham City Council
Anderton Park Primary School Dennis Road Birmingham B12 8BL
£25,119 to £31,364 starting scale point 9. Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024

Hours per week: 36.5, Banked hours

Anderton Park Primary School
Dennis Road
B12 8BL
Telephone number: 0121 464 1581

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

We are looking for an Office Administrator with a passion for working in the school environment to join our office team. We are a busy and welcoming primary & nursery school in Dennis Road, Birmingham. Experience in a school or similar setting and a calm, flexible and organised approach is essential.
You will possess excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to complete work to a high quality, working to deadlines meeting the demands of the Senior Leadership Team. We are a team looking to appoint a suitable team player with a caring, equality driven, positive ethos to match our school, working very closely with Senior Leaders, Governing Body, other professional agencies and parents.

Applicants should have at least a good pass at GCSE level in both English Language and Mathematics with the ability to demonstrate previous experience of administrative work including word processing, excel spreadsheets, maintaining databases, telephone and reception duties, school diary and management of timetables, whole school communication in the form of emails and the school website. SIMS experience is essential for this role. At all times you will be acting as an ambassador for the school. Additionally, you will demonstrate the need for confidentiality at all times, working to deadlines and managing several demands on your time.
Please note that to apply for this post you must meet the criteria as outlined in the Person Specification.
We welcome a visit to the school if you wish to attend on 19 June 2024, 9:00am or 20 June 2024, 3:00pm. Please contact the school office on 0121 464 1581 if you would like to attend.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

How to apply

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 July 2024 in the afternoon.

Application forms, job description and person specification are available here from the school website under Job Vacancies on the Our School menu.

Completed applications should be returned via email to

If you do not hear a response to your application by Tuesday 25 June 2024, please assume on this occasion you have not been successful.

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. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

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.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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