School Office Admin Assistant & School Secretary (2 posts) - Blurton Primary School

Poplar Drive, Blurton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 3AZ
Grade 3 and 4 Pro Rata
14 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

The Meadows Primary Academy (Blurton Primary School) is a thriving, successful school in the heart of the city.  We have around 425 pupils aged 3-11 on roll and our modern school is set in extensive grounds in a surprisingly peaceful environment.

Due to our current office staff leaving to pursue promotion and travelling opportunities, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit for the following two positions to work in our school office alongside the Head of Support Services.

School Office Admin Assistant: – 37 hours a week - Term Time only

Pay Grade: Grade 3 - £15,613 - £16,491 pro-rata

Working Hours: Mon – Fri - 8.15am – 4.15pm (3.45pm on Friday) with a 30 min break

Start Date: 1st December 2017

Main Duties: Answering the phone, reception duties, operating the CCTV, access gates, registers and school meals along with other admin duties as instructed by the Head of Support Services.

School Secretary – Grade 4 – 25 hours a week - Term Time only

Pay Grade: Grade 4 - £16,491 - £17,772 pro-rata

Working Hours: Mon – Fri - 8.15am – 1.30pm with a 15 min break

Start Date: ASAP

Main Duties: To act as finance assistant processing trip money, purchase orders and invoices, to ensure all pupil records are kept accurate and up to date, to respond to all emails, write school letters, assisting the admin assistant with reception duties, and other admin duties as instructed by the Head of Support Services

Both positions require candidates who have excellent communication skills, and who are able to form good relationships with our parents, pupils and visitors.  We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivating candidates who will be able to assist our school business manager with the efficient running of the school office. 

Experience of working in a school environment is desirable but not essential and good office & communication skills, along with a strong work ethic are the main criteria we are looking for.  Candidates with strong IT skills and finance experience are also encouraged to apply for either of the positions.  There may be training opportunities such as an NVQ equivalent in Business Administration or similar for the right candidate.

For further information and an application form please see the school website.  Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Head Teacher and the Head of Support Services by prior arrangement, please contact Miss Amy James to organise a school visit.

Closing Date:     Monday 25th September – 12 noon

Interviews:         TBC

The Meadows Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are vetted thoroughly and appointments are subject to identify checks, CRB clearance and the production of satisfactory references.  Candidates will be asked about their commitment to safeguarding children at the interview.       

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