Admin Assistant (Part-time)

Children's Support Service, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC1120-268 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3: £10 927 -£11340
Position Start Date: 02/09/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/07/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: July - date tba  

Job Description

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25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. 9:15am - 2:45pm, Monday-Friday. Term Time Only

The Children's Support Service is offering an exciting opportunity with the appointment of an Admin Assistant to join the team in the busy office at CSS Fairview in Basildon.

CSS is a large, short stay, alternative provision, which has three main centres in Basildon and Hadleigh, and was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2016. We are a locally maintained service.

The appointed candidate will be part of an innovative and expanding service which supports local pupils and schools in the south of Essex. Our aim is to provide lasting, meaningful and positive outcomes for students who have struggled in mainstream education.

The role requires resilience, a good sense of humour and a desire to inspire and work with children from a wide range of backgrounds. It is essential that the admin assistant is positive and supportive, and respectful of our students, staff and visitors.

The successful applicant should be able to manage a demanding workload, while working to ensure a most effective service.

The main duties will include:

Manning the reception at the Fairview Centre, being first point of contact for students and visitors

Use of SIMS

General administrative duties

The successful candidate should:

Have a high degree of motivation and be fully committed to working in a school environment

Be able to work to deadlines, on their own initiative as well as part of a team

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Have experience of IT (SIMS training can be given)

For further information please call 01268 552482 or email:

Applications are invited on the Essex Schools Jobs website

Information about the School

The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have three main centres covering KS2-4 (in Hadleigh and Basildon) as well as an Outreach Service which works to support students, staff and schools in the local area, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.

Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.

We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.

Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, helping to inspire every child to achieve their full potential.

CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.

Please note that car insurance including "business use" is required.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Adele Drew
Fairview Rd, Basildon
Essex, SS14 1PW
Telephone: 01268 552482

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