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School Office Administrator - Required for a start as soon as possible
Part time (35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year - term time plus inset days)
Scale 4, pt 6-7.
The post is for 35 paid hours per week with an additional 30 minute unpaid lunch break.
We are seeking to recruit an experienced, friendly and organised school office administrator to be the main point of contact for our school community and to undertake the varied tasks required to keep the school running smoothly. Working closely with the school staff you will be a valued and integral part of our team.
The successful candidate will have:
- The ability to multitask and work calmly, efficiently and accurately throughout disturbances during the day but still meeting deadlines.
- Previous experience of working in a school office and knowledge of related school systems.
- Experience of using an on-line school payment and communication system.
- A positive and professional approach with the ability to use initiative and prioritise tasks.
- Excellent organisation, interpersonal, multi-tasking and communication skills.
- A flexible and adaptable approach to daily tasks with the ability to work well both within a team and independently.
- An approachable confident manner with the ability to relate and deal with enquiries from both adults and children.
- A clear understanding of the need for discretion and ability to maintain complete confidentiality.
- A clear understanding of the job role requirements and the ability to job share successfully.
- Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Excel and Word.
Duties will include admin support and related tasks, pupil data, attendance, school meals administration, income collection, school trips, updating the website, administering first aid and medicines, reception duties.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
For full details relating to the post please see the attached job specification.
Information about the School
Dr Walker’s Church of England Primary School is a small village Voluntary Controlled community school, in the heart of Fyfield, Ongar. Due to the size of the school, year groups are hosted in mixed year group classes, which change annually.
Being affiliated with the Church of England, we preserve and develop its Christian ethos, principles and character and work in partnership with the local church (St Nicholas) and the Diocese of Chelmsford
Our school aims to be An Exceptional Place to Flourish, where we work together with the pupils to help them grow, progress, achieve and develop to become well-balanced British and global citizens; aspiring to live a life in all its fullness and to succeed.
We believe that every school day counts and that every child is valued, nurtured and cared for. We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, dignified, and respectful learning environment, where diversity, differences, talents, and interests are celebrated.
Our pursuit of excellence embraces our associated Christian Values aligned with the fundamental British Values.
Being part of a small school has many benefits, but also presents its own unique challenges. We encourage everyone in our school community to work well together and contribute positively to school life, in support of collective responsibility, mutual accountability, and emphasising the importance of dignity, respect, honesty, kindness, courtesy and consideration.
Please note that we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all those who work with us to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Clearance check (Disclosure and Barring Service).