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Clerical Assistant

Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy
Stafford, Staffordshire
NJC Point 2 – FTE Salary £22,366 - £11.59 per hour
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

Bishop Lonsale CE Primary Academy

Shaws Lane, Eccleshall, Stafford, ST21 6AU


Role – Clerical Assistant

Salary:  NJC Point 2 – FTE Salary £22,366 - £11.59 per hour

Hours: 29.50 hours per week Monday- Thursday (8:30am-3pm), Friday until 14:30pm

Contract:  Fixed Term Maternity Cover Initially until 30th June 2025 (Term Time Only plus 5 Training Days)

Start Date : 02nd September 2024

Bishop Lonsdale C of E Primary Academy (part of St Chad’s Academies Trust) is a vibrant and forward-thinking academy with a supportive staff team who are driven to secure the happiness and very best for all children. We are proud to work with and support the children, staff, and academy family with our motto of 'Believe, Achieve, Inspire'. We are a successful and oversubscribed school, judged to be Good by Ofsted in June 2019, and are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic, adaptable, clerical assistant to join this growing academy. Our fantastic children have a love of learning and deserve the best.

We are seeking:

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who adheres to the ethos of our happy Church of England Academy, to provide support for the admin team in routine general clerical administration.

The successful applicant will be someone who:

  • Recognises the place of confidentiality in the office environment
  • Act under their initiative when required
  • Has a pleasant, patient demeanor as the first communication point with parents, contractors & visitors.
  • Communicate professionally, face to face, over the telephone & by email/text messages etc.
  • Can work at speed, accurately, under pressure, and keep smiling!
  • Is educated to GCSE standard or NVQ or equivalent qualification, or suitable experience in a similar role
  • Will be accountable for day-to-day clerical duties.

Including for example:

  • Assist with arrangements for visits from relevant external bodies, e.g. school nurse, photographer, etc.
  • Update and control all registers including attendance & clubs.
  • Administering school trips.
  • Assisting with the production of school publications.
  • Collating, printing, and copying school reports.
  • Maintaining and updating databases for attendance and other administrative areas required.
  • First Aid process
  • Overseeing all payments for clubs, trips, dinners etc.

Any other duties requested

  • Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems and respond to queries
  • Be able to provide support in school financial management procedures.

We offer:

Happy, confident, and considerate children with a thirst for learning and a high standard of behaviour.

A caring Christian ethos within our family orientated school, where each individual is valued and nurtured.

A committed and talented staff team with supportive SLT and Local Academy Committee.


If you are a highly effective and enthusiastic clerical assistant, with a positive attitude, who would be interested in joining our caring Church of England Academy, then we would like to hear from you.

Wellbeing service
Cycle Scheme
Tech Scheme
Extra Discounts Scheme

For further information and an application pack please contact the Academy Business Manager Tracey Peace at - **** Please note the Academy closes on Friday 19th July for the summer for an application pack after this date apply via the link 

Job Opportunities | Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy

Visits to the school are welcome.  Please contact the office on 01785 336512.

  • Closing date:  Friday 02nd August 2024
  • Shortlisting:  Monday 05th August 2024
  • Interviews will be held on – Wednesday 07th August 2024

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/ vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check along with other relevant pre-employment checks and safeguarding policies will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. 

Safeguarding | Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy

St Chad’s Academies Trust is committed and working towards equal opportunity in employment.

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