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Job Ref No. ECC3103-70S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5 (Range 5-6)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 08/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 17th July 2024  

Job Description

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Canewdon C of E Primary School has an exciting opportunity for an Office Assistant to join the team as soon as possible.

The hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, including a 1 hour break. 30 hours per week term time only for 38 weeks per year.

Salary Scale 3 Point 5 (Range 5-6) Actual Salary: £15,933 per annum (April 2024 Pay rise pending ) includes paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods.

Applications close: Monday 8th July 2024 at Midday. Interview date: Wednesday 17th July 2024.


Canewdon C of E Primary School is a small, friendly and inclusive Church of England Primary school in Canewdon, near Rochford and Hockley. We are one of the ten schools which form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (, where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background. The Trust is growing rapidly and is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work.

We are looking to appoint an Office Assistant to support the admin team and school in general.

The successful candidate will:

· be comfortable being the first welcoming point of contact for most visitors to our school
· understand the very confidential nature of this role
· have experience of working in admin, preferably with school IT systems
· be flexible and understanding - each day in a school can be different from the last!
· have excellent communication skills - you will be expected to liaise with staff, pupils, parents and external agencies
· work as part of a team as well as independently; adhering to the school policies at all times
· be organised - a school office can be a very busy place to work
· be patient with the children in our care, including making safeguarding a first priority
· be happy to administer first aid; training can be given
· have an understanding of the caring attitude and commitment essential to such a role, and be willing to support this
· have GCSE English and Maths at grades A-C or an equivalent qualification

We can offer you:
· a forward looking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
· a commitment to continued professional development
· access to our Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their families

Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.


We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting the school office on or by phone 01702 258 238.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We may review the internet and social media relating to shortlisted candidates as part of the screening process.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Canewdon Endowed CofE (VC) Primary School is part of a federation of two schools. We value the individuality of each school; whilst we also believe that it is vital that we share expertise and resources effectively in order to survive and thrive as small schools. The successful candidate will be expected to occasionally work across the federation and travel between schools if necessary.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to our safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory medical checks, enhanced eDBS clearance, good references and the completion of a successful probation period.

We are pleased to confirm that we have now joined the Berlesduna Multi-Academy Trust; as our academy conversion finally went ahead on 1st December 2023.

If you believe this role is for you, then please do get in touch ahead of your application; visits to our school are warmly welcomed. You can contact us by calling the school on 01702 258238 or via email to

Thank you for your interest.

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

Sam Willis
High Street, Canewdon nr Rochford
Essex, SS4 3QA
Telephone: 01702 258 238