Administration Support Officer

Thames Park Secondary School, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC0-210S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band C Point 13 - 19
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 15th July 2024  

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Thames Park Secondary School

Chadwell Road, Grays

Wishes to appoint an

Administration Support Officer

Salary: Thurrock Band C - Point 13 - 19

(£23,243.64 - £26,805.84 actual salary per annum)

37 hours per week

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm (with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break)

Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break)

38 weeks per year, term time plus inset days

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Are you an organised, proactive individual with a passion for supporting educational excellence? Thames Park Secondary School is seeking a dynamic Administration Support Officer to join our dedicated team.

About the Role: As an Administration Support Officer, you will provide high-level secretarial and clerical support to senior staff, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. You will assist the Support Manager, manage complex queries, organise school events, and supervise a team of Support Assistants. Your role will be crucial in maintaining the smooth operation of our school's administrative functions.

Key Responsibilities:

· Provide comprehensive secretarial and administration support

· Deputise for the Support Manager as needed

· Administer and distribute weekly bulletins

· Manage hospitality for school meetings and events

· Assist with school trips and events

· Maintain and update pupil records, ensuring accuracy

· Train and supervise Support Assistants

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 in Thurrock and moved to our state of the art facilities in 2022 in north Grays. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum and are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. The partnership between our school and the parents and carers of our students is crucial in ensuring all the young people in our school develop into honest, open young people with the ability to care for others and develop a sense of social responsibility. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the "Thames Park Way."  

Our school was judged to be "good" in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that "Pupils are proud of their school" and "In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard". The report states that "The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership", at Thames Park, students "capably take responsibility to lead". The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has "a positive learning atmosphere" and how "pupils conduct themselves maturely". The report also states that "Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life".

Due to increasing student numbers, Thames Park Secondary School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. We are a school which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

· Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament

· Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues

· Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

Thames Park Secondary School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:   

· Support from highly experienced SLT members and the wider trust network  

· Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance     

· Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools    

· Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust     

· Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme      

· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff    

· National Conditions of Service    

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme   

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Abbie Stonehouse or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Thames Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Thursday 11th July 2024, Midday

Interview date: w/c 15th July 2024

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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

Abbie Stonehouse
Chadwell Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 5FP
Telephone: 01375 470790

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