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Job Ref No. ECC3810-139 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3/4, pt 5-8
Position Start Date: 03/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC on rolling basis  

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, confident and efficient Admin Assistant to join our team at St Michael's C of E (VA) Junior School to start in September 2024.

Your role will be to provide comprehensive administrative and front of house support service for our busy and vibrant school, as well as supporting the School Business Manager with finance administration such as being the first point of contact for dinner money and after school club.

This post is for 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term time, INSET days and 1 week in the summer holidays)

Your working pattern will be:

Monday to Wednesday 8.00am to 4pm, Thursday and Friday 8.15am - 4pm including of 30 minutes unpaid lunch.

Actual Pay £19,526.69 - £20,525.46 (FTE £23,500 - £24,702) depending on experience (Scale 3/4 point 5-8)

You will join a supportive team of staff and will work with friendly and caring children and parents.

This is an important position in our school and the successful candidate must have

  • excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • be able to work in a busy school office
  • maintain positive relationships with all members of the school community at all times
  • have the ability to adapt to the ever-changing priorities and demands of the school office
  • maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • engage positively with our parents and parent community
  • manage sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • be educated to a minimum of GCSE A-C or above in English & Maths
  • have excellent IT skills in Word and Excel
  • understand the importance and significance of safeguarding

The position is varied but the main duties include a focus on managing reception and providing an effective and efficient clerical and welfare support to the school its staff and other stake holders.

Previous experience of working within schools and an understanding of SIMS and ParentPay, or similar systems, would be a distinct advantage, however training will be given.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form in full, as incomplete application forms will not be considered.

To comply with safeguarding regulations, CVs alone will not be accepted

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if enough suitable applications have been received. Interviews will take place throughout the application window.

We therefore advise applying at your earliest opportunity.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Romy Barnes, School Business Manager via email on to arrange a visit or for further information.

St Michael's C of E (VA) Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

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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Contact Information

Mrs Romy Barnes
Barnard Road
Galleywood, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8RR
Telephone: 01245 472682

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