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Job Ref No. ECC2722-192S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band C Point 13-19
Position Start Date: 05/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 23rd July 2024  

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Bonnygate Primary School

Arisdale Avenue, South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5BA

Wishes to appoint a

Support Officer

Salary: Thurrock Band C - Point 13 - 19

(£9,212.64-£10,624.52 actual salary per annum)

15 hours per week

8:00am - 4:00pm Thursday & Friday

30-minute unpaid break for lunch

37 weeks per year - term time only

(Required to work one inset day in September)

Start Date: September 2024

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Support Officer to join our school. Bonnygate Primary School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the Schools' Co-operative Society.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, organised and dedicated Support Officer who will be the link to the Trust HR and Trust Finance Teams to ensure provision of an effective administrative and clerical support to the school.

The successful candidate's duties will include:

· Provide administrative support to the school, always ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.

· Support in the administration of personnel paperwork and be the HR link for the school.

· Be the Finance link for the school, working in liaison with Trust Finance team.

· To be the first point of contact for telephone enquiries and take messages where appropriate.

· To complete weekly returns for school meals, free school meals, 'cool milk' and the fruit and vegetable calendar.

· To assist in the reporting of student absences and school meals in the absence of colleagues

· To be responsible for the organisation of school trips and visits in liaison with school staff, external companies and parents.

The successful candidate will be

· Passionate, creative, motivated and has a positive outlook

· Keen to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties

· Committed to raising outcomes of all students

· A great communicator with excellent organisational skills and a helpful attitude

· Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

· Dedicated to good classroom management

· Cares about the welfare and achievement of every child

· Innovative and has a passion for improvement

· Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and remain positive

· The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students' welfare

· Have GCSE Maths and English

Bonnygate Primary School and Nursery is a vibrant and diverse school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now, and in the future.

The School is proud to be:

· Friendly, caring and supportive school that has a one big team approach to workload

· Have a strong, established & supportive SLT that creates a positive team environment

· A place where pupils feel safe, happy, valued and respected

· An inclusive school, where everyone works hard to ensure all pupils receive stimulating learning experiences, with high expectations for all children

· A school that celebrates every child's individuality and success

Bonnygate Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The 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:  

· Two Week October Half-Term

· Recognition of continuous service 

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Excellent CPD opportunities

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

· The support of an experienced family of schools 

· National Conditions of Service 

· Access to the Employee Assistance Programme 

· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff

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

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 Ayshen Uluhan or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Bonnygate Primary School 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. The 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: Friday 15th July 2024 - Midday

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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.

Information about the School

Bonnygate Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to an enhanced DBS check (formally CRB), medical check and two references. Bonnygate Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged; please telephone the school office as soon as possible to arrange a meeting.

Bonnygate Primary is situated near to main transport links, the M25 and A13. We are a friendly school with 410 pupils on roll, including a well resourced nursery. We are committed to enabling children to attain ther potential by providing a curriculum that is stimulating, enjoyable, fun and exciting.

Please download an application pack from our website or contact the school office.

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

Laura Spencer
Bonnygate Primary School
Arisdale Avenue, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5BA
Telephone: 01708853316

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